This isn't our typical mid-century modern blog post, but hopefully any of you foodies out there will enjoy the beautifully prepared menu and some shots of our recently painted house and atrium. It's always good for us to plan a social event at our house in order to give us incentive to get through a (never-ending!) punch list of house projects. August will be a month of hosting a few dear friends coming to the Bay Area, so we spent most of June and July getting the house in (better) shape and cleaning/prepping for guests.
We recently partnered with our friends at Rocket Underground Supper Club, who have been creating delectable in-home dinner events at homes in the San Francisco Bay Area. We were thrilled to be their first East Bay home/venue and first summer season themed dinner. (Thank you Sharon + David!)
Sharon and David cooking up a storm in our new kitchen:
Here's how it works; Sharon + David (founders of Rocket Underground Supper Club) plan and prepare a multi-course farm-to-table meal, right in your own home. We invited a few friends to partake in the 7-course dinner, which included a special wine pairing chosen by the wonderful folks at Bay Grape in Oakland.
We started with a Southside Cocktail in the Atrium:
Good thing John's learned a thing or two about cocktails at his day job:
Dad's extra long reclaimed wood dining table he made for us now lives where the leaky hot tub once stood!
AMAZING dish: albacore. pine nut. truffle oil. yuzu. smoked salt
Cauliflower soup. ham foam. peach grapenut
Grilled flatbread. heirlooms. sungolds. burrata. pickled radish
Sous vide pork. purple basil pesto. miso parsnip.
Me stuffing my face with delicious food:
A great pairing: Rocket Underground Supper Club + Destination Eichler!
I want to experience the evening and food all over again. The food was amazing (and lactose-free for John!); wonderful company. Can't wait to host another!
Wines from: Bay Grape 376 Grand Avenue Oakland, California 94610
Full menu and pairing:
albacore. pine nut. truffle oil. yuzu. smoked salt andre & mireille tissot, cremant du jura sparkling rose
cauliflower soup. ham foam. peach grapenut michael frohlich, gelber muskateller 2013
grilled flatbread. heirlooms. sungolds. burrata. pickled radish cibonne tentations, cote de provence rose 2014
cilantro pressed pasta. cayenne corn. onsen egg. cojita crystallum, pinot noir 2013
sous vide pork. purple basil pesto. miso parsnip. horseradish whip. olive dust alain graillot, crozes-hermitage 2013
peach pie. bourbon meringue. raspberry. ginger brittle. thai mint ice cream. la caudrina, moscato d'asti 2014