Special Events, from a Native American Dinner to Sicily's Fabrizia Lanza


Chef Alexandra Raij of Txikito. Photo: © Penny De Los Santos Photography.


Here are a variety of interesting dinners happening around town, click through for more info if something catches your eye.

On Friday July 8th, the next Farm To Fork SF dinner at ~THE VILLAGE~ will be with chef Caesare Assad, cooking with Potawatomi chef and TV personality, Loretta Barrett Oden (she opened one of the first restaurants to showcase Native American cuisine). The six-course menu will feature her own takes on chef Oden’s traditional Native American recipes. A portion of all proceeds from this event will be donated to the Oakland-based nonprofit organization, Mandela Marketplace. 7pm. Tickets are $120, with wine pairing. 969 Market St. at Mason.

Check out this unique Feastly lunch on Saturday July 9th: Peru Amazon Jungle Feast: Juanes from Sophie and Leo. Catch their upcoming Peruvian dinners here. $55. 12:30pm-2:30pm.

Sean and Renee Baker (previously Verbena) are doing a dinner Saturday July 9th at ~HIGH TREASON~ in the private dining room, serving 8 to 10 courses for $95, with an additional wine pairing for $95. Tickets here. 443 Clement St at 6th Ave.

On Tuesday July 12th, Melissa Perello will be preparing a four-course prix-fixe menu at ~OCTAVIA~, inspired by chef Alexandra Raij of Txikito in New York and her new cookbook, The Basque Book: A Love Letter in Recipes from the Kitchen of Txikito. Dinner includes a copy of the book, which you can get signed by the adored New York chefs (Alex Raij and Eder Montero). $150 per person (additional supplement for wine) and reservations (email here) are limited.

Another exciting cookbook-inspired dinner is on Friday July 22nd, when Fabrizia Lanza (of Anna Tasca Lanza Cooking School) will be at ~PIZZAIOLO~ for a special Sicilian menu inspired by her book, Coming Home to Sicily. Lanza will be signing copies of her book and saying ciao throughout the evening. Reservations are available 5:30pm-10:30pm. They will also be showing Lanza’s short film, Amuri: The Sacred Flavors of Sicily, on the patio at sundown. 5008 Telegraph Ave. at 51st St., Oakland, 510-652-4888.