Special Dinners at Cassava Bakery and A16; New Dessert Tasting Menu at Coi

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A vegan dish at Cassava. Photo from Cassava.

After noticing some demand for their special dinners, ~CASSAVA BAKERY + CAFÉ~ in the Outer Richmond has added Friday night dinner service, and will also be doing a monthly vegan feast—the first is on Saturday July 7th. Dinners are priced at $45 per person and start with an amuse-bouche followed by soup, salad, main dish, and dessert. During June, the menu includes a foie gras torchon and mousse served with Meyer lemon-kumquat marmalade and sous vide Cornish game hen; the vegan menu on July 7th will feature spiced-herbal cauliflower cassoulet and a “vegetable garden,” including slow-cooked heirloom rainbow carrots, baby beets, and amaranth pesto. Reservations (seatings between 6pm-8pm) are accepted via phone and text to 415-640-8990 and email. 3519 Balboa St. at 36th Ave.

Starting Sunday June 24th, ~A16~ is launching a Sunday Farm Supper Series on the last Sunday of each month, starting with Dirty Girl Farms. The featured farmer will be in attendance at each Sunday Farm Supper, and chef Chris Thompson will create a special menu showcasing the featured farmer’s produce.

Looking for a showstopper for dessert? Swing by ~COI~ to experience executive pastry chef Matt Tinder’s five-course dessert menu that is offered Tuesday-Thursday evenings. It’s $45 as a special dessert-only tasting and on Fridays and Saturdays as a supplement to the regular tasting menu for $10 ($175 total). A chef friend tells me the white chocolate-foie gras ganache and walnut number (developed at Meadowood) is SICK. Oh, and there is also a new vegetarian tasting menu (12 to 14 courses) offered nightly for $145.