Nuestra abuela de Oaxaca, Soledad

Menus for the week of January 11th.

This week’s gift from our trip to Mexico is based on a cooking lesson Natalia & Leigh had with a tiny little Mexican grandmother in Oaxaca, named Soledad. Our two chefs spent the day with her, learning many old recipes and techniques for traditional Oaxacan moles and other dishes. Not the least of which was how to cook on these:


Here’s what we’ve got planned for this week:

  • Monday takes a river-trip down to Hoi An, Vietnam
  • Tuesday gets wild on New Years in N’Oleans
  • Wednesday discusses social justice at a BBQ in Berkley
  • Thursday thinks only of food while in Emilia-Romagna, Italy
  • Friday thanks our adopted Oaxacan grandmother, Soledad

If you smell hops in the air, it’s because beer week is just a couple weeks away! We’re celebrating with a Tap Takeover by Fieldwork Brewing Co (based in Berkeley) from Friday, January 23rd through Sunday, January 31st.

We’ll be serving their Tart Saison, a Single-Hop IPA (Mosaic hops from Yakima Valley in Washington), and of course a West Coast Style DIPA bomber. We’re also kicking off the event with a special beer friendly lunch menu on the 23rd, so schedule a long “lunch meeting” for that day, or just be prepared to take the afternoon off. ;)

Stop in, say hello, grab a bite to eat.


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Here were some of the highlights from last week:

Roast Pork with Pomegranate Reduction. Caviar Lentils with Chopped Parsley & Olio Nuevo. Grated Beet & Carrot Slaw with Fried Garlic Vinaigrette.
(served last Tuesday)

Little White Potatoes with Chiles Piquin. Nopales, Avocado & Spring Onion. Seared Zucchini with Queso Ranchero & Lime Wedges. Frijoles La Olla.
(served last Monday)

Teriyaki Chicken with Green Onions. Toasted Edamame with Sesame & Ginger Vinaigrette. Cold Soba Noodles with Rice Wine Vinaigrette & Spinach.
(Served last Wednesday)