Special Dinners: Seafood at Oliveto, Pork at RN74


Oliveto’s sign. Photo via Oliveto.

~OLIVETO~ is continuing their tradition of special dinners built around exceptional ingredients, this time with their 12th annual Oceanic Dinners from July 9th-July 12th (yup, right now). You can still catch three nights of these suppers, which feature à la carte seafood options including a raw bar, pastas, appetizers, and a “bella vista” array of whole fish that can be selected and cooked using a variety of preparations. Take a look at the menu here. The special menu is available during dinner service, from 5:30pm-9pm Wed-Thu and 5:30pm-10pm Friday. Reservations (which are recommended) can be made by calling 510-547-5356.

Chef Adam Sobel at ~RN74~ has launched a Cochon-inspired menu on Sundays (he was recently crowned the “Prince of Porc” at last month’s Grand Cochon event at the Aspen Food & Wine Classic). I can see why—I was really impressed with his dish at the San Francisco event—what a rocking medley o’ bites. The three-course prix-fixe seasonal menu (which changes weekly) is $39 per person, with dishes such as sweet corn velouté with ham hock-stuffed gougère, lemon verbena, and baby corn, and spicy braised pig cheeks with Vietnamese crêpes and pickled vegetables.