Wednesday, May 28, 2014

It's been a fun ride, my sweets, but it's time to say g'bye.
Please join me for the last of the dinners in my fabulous warehome.
I'll be serving a few of my favorites, plus some new things.
As always, dietary & allergy concerns can be addressed. Just let me know ahead of time.

We will also be holding a not-so-silent auction and *everyone* will go home with a prize! Wooo!
I'll be raising some funds to help finish my kitchen! I've got a great space and want to start bringing good food to the hood as soon as possible! I thought about doing an indie-go-go thing, but I'd rather cook for y'all. 

And since this is the last hurrah, let's turn this into a full-on party. Come dressed to dine (on the floor, as usual), and then we'll open the doors to more people and make this a proper party! The bar will  be set up, and I have crates of old booze to use (and auction off!) so while the dinner is BYOB, there will be a weird assortment of things to drink as well.

We'll get some live music, and later some djs, and shake our collective booties one last time.

Here are the details:

Secret Kitchen: The Last Supper edition
Saturday June 28th, 7pm

Oysters on the Half Shell, served raw w. scotch bonnet-vodka mignonnette

Fried Corgettes w. lardon & goat cheese & fresh peas

Shredded Duck on Cormeal Cakes w. molasses glaze

Jamaican Spinach Soup

Honey Braised Short Ribs w. mint & pink peppercorn crust, French fingerling potatoes, greens in garlic
~~or ~~
Coconut Crusted Halibut (tofu for vegetarians), cauliflower “rice”, citrus-cashew cream sauce, braised endive

Golden Beet & Anise Salad in Satsuma Vinaigrette

Seared Peaches, Maker’s Mark Ice Cream, Spicy Caramel Sauce

Eva’s Raw Double D Cups

Cristalle’s Cold Brew Coffee Sno-Cone

Sliding Scale: $60-1000 per person 
(Paypal with payment and which entree (meat, fish or veg) option you'd like!)


Thursday, May 22, 2014

Secret Kitchen is on the move!

As many of you already know, my warehouse, my home of eight years, is being torn down this summer to make way for more condos! Grr! While I am sad to be forced to leave my amazing space, it is probably for the best, seeing as I am living in a building made of unsupported concrete & brick. The next big earthquake would take this building out, and me with it. So while it is hard to give up ALL THIS SPACE, I am happy to be re-locating to more solid ground. 
We have had our share of fun here, though, haven’t we? I have started two businesses here, Eva D’Edibles and Secret Kitchen. When I moved here & started cooking I didn’t even have my own knives. That was only eight years ago. Now I am in the middle of building out my own (secret, but professional) kitchen here in West Oakland! Secret Kitchen & Eva D’Edibles will remain, though in a different capacity. Your Jewish Mom is gonna make you lunch & dinner! Get ready! We will start offering take-out lunches out of the kitchen starting in late Summer. Soon to follow will be take-out dinners, full of the healthy, down home cooking you all know me for. Plus, I have started a raw chocolate business! I’m making peanut butter cups and truffles that are GOOD for you! Because I love you! 

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Behold! My Spicy Almond Balls!

 I will mostly be selling the chocolates to da klubs (wink, wink) but have unadulterated versions too, soon to be sold at Stag's Lunchette.

  I'm trying to figure out the logistics for one more Secret Kitchen at my space. More details to come.

As for me, I found a little house all to myself. It has a small but full garden, purple tile in the kitchen, and a lot of windows. I think I’ll be happy there.