Tuesday, September 6, 2011

The Folsom Street Edition

Hello Lovely Diners~

Secret Kitchen would like to invite you to the first of our Fall Events! Our summer has been full of private parties and dinners and we’re happy to be open again to anyone who loves good food!

For this edition, we take our inspiration and play from an event that is quintessentially Bay Area: The Folsom Street Fair. As long time participants of the fair, we here in the kitchen didn’t have much trouble dreaming up a menu that delights and arouses the senses. It was fun to come up with a menu, inspired by our favorite aphrodisiac: chilies. Not only do chilies wake up the palate, but they go to work on the nervous system as well, heightening all of our senses, giving us a shot of adrenalin and stimulating us in ways nothing else can. Chilies are the Tango (the original “dirty dancing”) of the kitchen.

This month’s menu will bring you Pain, for sure, but that feeling will diminish with the wash of Pleasure that comes from every bite:

Anticucho y Camarones del Diablo

skewers of beef heart & shrimp rolled in dried chilies & grilled, served w. cumin crema

Ajo Blanco

a delicious cold soup of almonds, grapes and garlic

Codorniz Relleno con Salsa de Higos Picoso

chorizo stuffed quail w. fiery fig sauce served w. patatas bravas & sautéed cactus

Pastel de Chocolate sin Harina con Chilies Candied y con Sorbete de Vainilla

flourless chocolate cake w. candied chilies & vanilla sorbet


As always, the location of dinner is Secret until 24 hours before service. Dinner will be served at 7:30pm, sharp! Doors open 30 minutes early for schmoozing and boozing. Secret Kitchen is a BYOB event, with water provided.

Date: Thursday, September 29th

Location: Oakland, CA

Price: $50/person

Monday, April 11, 2011

It's our First Birthday and we wanna Play!

It's been a long, cold, lonely winter, and not just in the country song way. The Kitchen wasn't dark, just in a quiet mode. Lots of preparations. Lots of fun and silly short term projects. I cooked for a reality tv show that was being shot in SF. I wasn't ON the show. NOooo, not my style. I just did the craft services. It was a great learning experience, and I got to see one of the coolest historical buildings in SF. I've got a few irons in a few fires and will be working hard on making them come to fruition over the next year. Some are food related, some not. I'll let you know more as it comes to light.
But here we are, on the verge of an amazing Spring, and it's time to celebrate a year of fabulous underground dining. Secret Kitchen held only private events for the past few months, but it's time again to open the doors to friends both established and new. Look for a new menu and time for our annual 4/20 dinner in "This Month's Menu"!