San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The guest of honor is IACP award–nominated author Nancy Singleton Hachisu, whose book, Japanese Farm Food, was released in 2012 by Andrews McMeel and has already gone into the fifth printing. Hachisu lives with her Japanese husband on an organic farm two hours outside of Tokyo.
This event pairs the cookbook with a prix-fixe dinner, allowing attendees to sample what they might eventually cook at home from the beautifully photographed, easy accessible recipes. The meal, prepared by Chef Patrick Mulvaney, will include passed appetizers and a four-course, all-you-can-eat, family-style dinner based on the book.
Ingredients will be sourced not only from local farms, but from local producers such as Massa Organics in Chico. Oakland’s Kitazawa Seed Company, specializing in Japanese produce, will provide copies of their latest catalog and sample seed packets for attendees.
All ticket buyers will receive a signed copy of the $35 cookbook in addition to dinner.
6 p.m. Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres
7 p.m. Author talk and dinner
Note: There will be a cash bar or you can BYOB. Additional books will be available for sale for $35 and signing by the author. Ticket price includes gratuity and taxes.
A Dinner With
Nancy Hachisu, Author of Japanese Farm Food
April 23, 2013 6PM
Small Bites with Drinks
Soy Sauce Pickled Quail Eggs ~ Potato Skins filled with Japanese Potato Salad
Fried Smelt ~ Walnut Miso on Cucumber Chip & Spring Onion
Baby Carrot Pickle with Konbu & Dry Squid
Greens & Pickles
Del Rio Greens with Citrus Kissed Daikon & Carrots
Spring Garlic ~ Soy
House Made Ramen with Flowering Mustard & Bledsoe Pork
Fish & Rice
Passmore Ranch Sturgeon - Ginger & Spring Onion Stuffed
Delta Asparagus & Mushroom Massa Rice
Its-It: Tangerine Ice Cream ~ Green Tea Biscuit ~ Valrhona Chocolate
Super Sweet Strawberries and Sesame Brittle