Sunday, September 25, 2011


This week's PushStart dinner is going to be on Friday, September 30 and we're going to be serving breakfast for dinner (or at least breakfast inspired dinner)!

(includes wine pairings)

-Cocktails and Canapes
-Porridge:  Porcini oatmeal, country ham, wild mushroom fondue, Manchego cheese, thyme chantilly.
-Steak and Eggs:  Sous vide beef petit tender, roasted onion frittata, crispy fingerling potatoes, Bloody Mary sauce.
-French Toast:  Lemon scented pan perdido, chamomile ice cream, pickled asian pear, anise honey.
-Candies and cordial

$50 per diner suggested donation
(cash only please)

We've only got ten seats, so everyone remember that we sell out pretty quickly.  Be watching for the email invitation and then respond ASAP with the number in your party and a good contact number.  If you're not signed up for our mailing list, please fill out the subscription box to the right.  We can't wait to have you!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Thursday Dinner!

We're going to do an added service this week since on Friday and Saturday we've been bought out for private parties.  THURSDAY, September, 22nd!  Fall is in the air and our menu is already reflecting some of our Autumn favorites.  The evening on our patio is going to be so perfect with this cool breeze and the trains rumbling dutifully past.  I love this time of the year!

(includes wine pairings)

-Cocktails and canapes
-Rabbit confit, roasted brussels sprouts, smoked chile cornbread, macadamia praline
-Beef albondigas, roasted pumpkin, cumin scented yogurt, caramelized onion puree, cilantro croquant
-Cocoa sponge, "Yoohoo" ice cream, grilled banana, salted caramel, cracked pretzel
-Candies and cordial

$50 per diner suggested donation
(cash only please)

Youngsters in Love

We had an amazing time seeing our two friends Amy Woodhouse and Maney Mazloom get hitched on the beach in Seacrest, FL this weekend!  And with the amazing help of my sister, Rebecca and her roomie, Sara, were able to feed the 40 guests that came to the party!  For finger foods, they all started out with a big bowl of charred jalapeno pimento cheese with roasted pepper catsup and warm flat bread alongside shrimp pinchos with white barbecue sauce and minted breadcrumbs.   Then came salads:  hearts of romaine, tomato confit, charred onion, cotija cheese and guajillo buttermilk dressing.  Entrees next.  A choice of blue crab cakes with poblano slaw and roasted tomato vinaigrette or sous vide beef petit tender with wild mushroom butter, cotija grits, goat cheese crostini and cilantro pistou.  Dessert?   Wedding cake and the groom's cake (a pile of 120 Krispy Kreme Donuts!).  The night finished the most good weddings do...with all of the living room furniture getting cleared out to make room for a much anticipated dance off.

Maney and Amy, we love you so much and wish you all the best that life has to offer!  CONGRATULATIONS!

The crew hard at work (and one guy being a jackass).

Monday, September 12, 2011


This weekend, we are not going to be having our regular service because we're going to be heading south to Destin, FL for a wedding!  Our dear friends Maney Mazloom and Amy Woodhouse are going to be jumping the broom and we're going to be on the other side serving up dinner for 40!

So don't be too concerned if you don't get an invite this go around.  We're taking this circus on the road!

We have had a bunch of people lining up private parties at our space  so next week's dinner schedule is going to be a little different.  We're going to be serving dinner on Wednesday, the 21st, so be watching your inboxes!  

I'll be posting menus soon!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

PushStart Dinner!!! (Sept. 9th)

It's hard to believe it's time again, but here we are, posting another PushStart menu. I've added some more exciting ingredients that I've been dying to cook so, have a peek and sign up!  We're looking forward to getting to meet all of you!

MENU Sept 9th
(includes wine pairings)

-Canapes and cocktails
-Shrimp "louie", salted cucumber, roasted carrot vinaigrette, candied grapefruit peel, crispy pig's ears
-Slow-cooked oxtail, crispy tamale, green tomato marmalade, avocado, charred tomato veloute, melaza de tamarindo
-Coconut panna cotta, galleta maria, grapefruit, black pepper honey, basil
-Candies and handmade cordial

$50 suggested donation per diner
(cash only please)

Please remember that we are a 10 seat operation, so there is a good chance we'll sell out quickly.  Reserve by responding to your email invite as quickly as you can with how many in your party and and good contact number.  First come, first served.  If you're not sign up for our mailing list, please fill out the subscription box to the right.  We'll be waiting!