Pop-Ups and Special Dinners

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A few cool dinners for your radar: first up, while chef Joseph Humphrey gets ready to open ~DIXIE~ in the Presidio very soon, he is hosting a series of sneak peek pop-up dinners at Guest Chef in Oakland from January 3rd-15th. It’s a simple two-course prix-fixe menu, with choices for each course plus a few extras for $35 per person. The menu will change every few days, so take a look at the menus here and decide when you want to go. There will also be wine pairing available, selected by Dixie’s wine director Matthew Turner. 5337 College Ave. at Manila, Oakland.

~REFORM CLUB~ is back on Sunday January 15th, with new chef/partner Eric Ehler working with Nick Rappoport. Look for more of a Korean-inspired direction; you can check out the menu online ($40), along with the wine pairings ($25) from Becky Pezzullo and Dion Jardine. Reservations are between 6pm-10pm, and guests can book through their website.

Don’t forget: ~JUHU BEACH CLUB~ pops up this Thursday at La Victoria!

The fine folks at ~THE PIZZA PLACE ON NORIEGA~ are hosting their next Farmer’s Market Dinner on Wednesday January 18th at 7pm. There will be three-four courses with fresh-from-the-market ingredients; no substitutions, so this isn’t for fussy eaters (although there is a vegetarian option available). Limited to 20 people. $50 cash, $65 with wine. Email to reserve your spot here.

And on Tuesday January 24th, chef Greg Dunmore of ~NOJO~, sea forager Kirk Lombard, and TwoXSea will be putting on a dinner to celebrate local seafood that is underutilized and underappreciated. The goal of this dinner is to raise awareness for these wonderful (and obviously delicious) creatures and to showcase their potential on Bay Area menus. The four-course menu includes rock crab fritter, chawanmushi, agedashi monkey-faced eel, and the famous Nojo sundae, plus wine pairings for each course. $125 all inclusive; tickets here. Dinner (6:30pm-8:30pm) will be followed with a musical performance by Rube Waddell at 8:30pm. F.O.C.B. Educational Center, 350 Harbor Dr. at Gate 5, Sausalito.