California Caribbean In Alamo Square
It is no coincidence that my last name, Mesa, translates to “table.” I was born to be a host. Why are sit-down dinners so powerful? The underlying main ingredient is the community aspect. Every guest is a surprise. It tears down people’s perceptions of borders, allowing them to meet and “break bread” with different nationalities, races, genders, and socioeconomic backgrounds. The best way to make lasting memories, in a new city, is through a dinner party. **Please let me know if you have any food allergy/restrictions. **I only cook with fresh/seasonal ingredients.
San Francisco, CA, 94117, United States
Prices from $96 / person
From 2 h 30 min
Number of Participants
6 - 10 participants
available daily from 19:00 to 21:30
If you cancel up to 2 day (s) prior to your event you will have to pay 100%
The evening starts with tropical sounds, a sultry cocktail, followed by a menu seasoned by the “Spice Trail” cuisines of The Caribbean with a modern Californian twist. African, Spanish, Taíno, and Middle Eastern (Jewish & Arabic) flavors come together to make up traditional Dominican dishes. It ends with a creamy coconut-rum dessert and stories. What to expect: • 3- course dining experience featuring traditional Dominican dishes made with locally sourced, organic and seasonal ingredients • Craft cocktail upon arrival and Emillio's renown "coquito" for dessert • Eclectic San Franciscan apartment located next to Alamo Square, home to the Painted Ladies monument • Can cater to vegan, vegetarian, pescatarian and gluten-free options upon request About your host Emillio: "It is no coincidence that my last name, Mesa, translates to “table.” I was born to be a host. I am hospitality professional with 15+ years in hotel openings, catering management, and special events. Why are sit-down dinners and cooking classes so powerful? The underlying main ingredient is the community aspect. It allows people to meet and “break bread” with different nationalities, races, genders, and socioeconomic backgrounds. " * Menus can be customized for your dinner-event. Please ask how you can upgrade the experience for your special night. Evendo is the world's largest online marketplace for unique culinary experiences with locals. Savor local food and enjoy intimate supper clubs, hands-on cooking classes and bespoke private dining events in beautiful homes and exclusive venues with your loved ones. Wellness Check: We ask all hosts and guests to confirm that they are free of COVID-19 symptoms before attending an Evendo event. We also ask all participants to limit physical interactions including bypassing the customary welcome handshake. Host Education: To ensure the safety of our community, we’ve created Health and Safety guidelines and resources for our hosts based on the World Health Organization's recommendations. This includes, but is not limited to, the use of facial covering and gloves when preparing food. Contact our customer service team to learn more about Evendo's Health and Safety guidelines: firstname.lastname@example.org
What you get
The Welcome CocktailSunset on the Mesa - A blend of passion fruit, mango, and apricot juices, mixed with vodka with a drizzle of rose-hibiscus syrup.
AppetizerHand-Crimped Fresh Empanadas - Filled with ground turkey, lentils, tomatoes and mixed-olives. All homemade. Lightly fried in vegetable oil. Served with homemade salsa verde.
Main (Served Family-Buffet Style)Slow Roasted Chicken & Shrimp in Red Wine Sofrito Sauce - Oven roasted chicken and shrimp served with homemade sauce: mixed tomatoes, chickpeas, onions, garlic, cilantro, olive oil and red wine
Spanish Yellow Rice - A classic cooked with turmeric, saffron, onions, garlic, and chicken broth with a hint of lemon.
The San Francisco Salad - Thanks to the Farmer’s Market, it celebrates the city’s vibrant flavors. It’s always different, because I take advantage of seasonal ingredients at the peak of their freshness
Dessert - The "Coquito." If you like coconut, you’ll love this! It's a thick and creamy (like melted ice-cream) drink that mixes coconut milk with sweet cream of coconut, almond milk, cinnamon and rum. This rich, authentic recipe is a tradition during Christmas in the Caribbean. Served over ice, with a large cinnamon stick.
Guests can bring alcohol
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