Pop-Ups and Dinners: Fortress: Solitude & SF, Stag Dining, Naked Kitchen Events


The Dux poutine (from an earlier Dux dinner). Photo used with permission by Jesse Friedman.

Eddie Lau (Dux pop-up, The Summit, Poleng Lounge, Orson) is hosting a pop-up dinner with Luis Villavelazquez (Les Éléments Patisserie) called Fortress: Solitude & SF. It will be held on Sunday February 9th at ~20TH CENTURY CAFE~ with two seatings at 6:30pm and 8:30pm. If you attended Lau’s previous Dux dinners, you’ll know it’s a casually coursed meal—check out a sneak peek of the menu here (subject to change), which includes Dux poutine, vadouvan curry and Dungeness on capellini, and a black truffle, burnt cinnamon, and cocoa nib dessert. It’s pretty dang affordable at $60 (gratuity included); beverage pairings $20. Get tickets here.

The Stag Dining duo (Jordan Grosser and Ted Fleury) is back, with more skeet shooting (pull!) and a really tasty-sounding multicourse menu, with dishes like brassicas (hazelnut, uni, fried nettle, crème fraîche, sweet herbs, Chinese boar sausage) and smoked duck breast with turnips and their greens, bourbon jus, and puffed grains. Saturday February 1st, $125, tickets here.

There’s quite the lineup of events this coming week at ~NAKED KITCHEN~, including dinner with Sous Beurre Kitchen (with a preview of dishes at the upcoming restaurant), supper with Mullen & Smith, and brunch with Ante Meridian. Prices and times vary, check the site!

Lastly, the Dishcrawl folks are hosting a Mishcrawl on Tuesday February 11th, $45. You’ll visit several local restaurants back-to-back, and each restaurant serves multiple small bite/tapas-style dishes. The restaurants you’ll be visiting are a secret, vewy mystewious.