Pop-Ups and Special Dinners: Le Dix-Sept at Biondivino, Japanese New Year at Nombe, Chao Mien at Naked Lunch


Savory tarts and quiche from Le Dix-Sept. Photo from Facebook.

Okay folks, you do not want to miss this. On Sunday January 12th, ~LE DIX-SEPT PÂTISSERIE~ will be popping up at ~BIONDIVINO~ for brunch from 11am-2pm. A variety of sweet and savory pastries will be available for pickup, including a brand-new apple tarte tatin and a seasonal mushroom tart. Check out all the options here, and note that you can also preorder items to take home. 1415 Green St. at Polk, 415-673-2320.

On Saturday and Sunday January 18th and 19th, celebrate Japanese New Year with ~NOMBE~. They’ll be hosting a special six-course dinner with chef Hiroo Nagahara (formerly of the Charlie Trotter Group), including Japanese New Year’s soup with prawns, crispy mochi, and yuzu. Take a look at the full menu here. The cost is $85 per person, including tax, tip, and beverage pairings (or $65 without).

Here’s a new Sunday dinner option for you: a reader let us know ~NAKED LUNCH~ is hosting a pop-up from chef Sam Saechao called Chao Mien. The food is inspired by the cuisine of the Mien tribe from Southeast Asia, with a local, seasonal bent. The menu changes regularly and can be found on their Facebook page (linked above); look for dishes like red coconut curry, pork belly pad Thai, and chicken cilantro dumplings. Catch the action every Sunday from 5pm-9pm. Check out Zagat’s post for more.