Pride Month Pop Up with Chef Nelson & Chef Selasie

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Pride Month Pop Up with Chef Nelson & Chef Selasie

Kick off Pride Month with a special 5 course dinner collab with a menu curated by Chef Nelson German and Chef Selasie Dotse.

By Sobre Mesa Afro-Latin Cocktail Lounge

When and where

Date and time

Thursday, June 1 · 6 - 9pm PDT


Sobre Mesa 1618 Franklin Street Oakland, CA 94612

Refund Policy

No Refunds

About this event

  • 3 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

We are kicking off Pride Month with a special dinner collaboration with two incredible chefs! Chef Nelson German and Chef Selasie Dotse will be curating an exquisite 7 course tasting dinner with colorful menu items reflecting the African Diaspora.

A beautiful cocktail menu with Pride theme will be available for purchase.

7 COURSE TASTING MENU (subject to change):

Empanada DUO

Oxtail. Cassava. Butter beans. Oxtail crawfish jus

Collards. Cow peas. New potatoes. Spicy tomato emulsion

Ethiopian Cured Ahi Tuna Crudo

Papaya “curd”. Avocado. Smoked roe. Pea shoot. English pea oil. Papaya culantro aguachile

Plantain Dumplings

Sweet plantain dumplings. Palm nut tomato "stew". Plantain peanut crumble.

Smothered Softshell Crab

Palm oil fried softshell crab. Yellow curry. Fresh herbs.

Tamale and Stew

Corn tamale. Quail and okra stew.

Barbecued Goat

Barbecued goat. Locrio. Spring allium mojo. Peri peri.

Dessert: Summer Stone Fruit Crumble

Plums. Apricots. Pecan streusel. Fonio crust. Plantain pecan ice cream.


Nelson German, Executive Chef/Owner of alaMar Kitchen and Sobre Mesa, tells the stories of the African and Dominican diasporas through cultural foodways at his two award-winning restaurants/bars in Oakland, Calif. Not only has German paved his way to national notoriety (highlights in Real Simple, Glamour, Delish, Washington Post, Ebony, Food & Wine; commercials for Coca Cola, Impossible Foods; contestant on Bravo’s Top Chef – Season 18), he’s established himself as a community leader and curator of Oakland culture. German’s exquisite food and craft cocktail menus along with his architecturally-rich spaces invite a diversity of conversations and connections with Afro-Dominican recipes celebrating his roots. Contemporary techniques meet Chef Nelson’s favorite family dishes from his mother, grandmother, and aunt’s recipe books.


Born in Accra, Ghana and raised in the American South, food was always a large part of

Selasie's life. For the past 5 years, Chef Selasie has worked at several well-known fine dining

restaurants across the San Francisco - Bay area such as Bird Dog, Mourad, SPQR, Avery and

Lazy Bear. She currently works as a private chet hosting pop-up dinners and private events

throughout the Bay area.

Selasie has started 2 pop-up dinner series during her time in the Bay. Elade Test Kitchen is a

dinner senes highlighting modern Ghanaian cuisine. This series focuses on the flavors and food

she grew up eating; as well as explore how West African flavors and ingredients influenced the

African diaspora. A Hard Pill to Swallow is another dinner series meant to acknowledge,

showcase, and support Black folks in the beverage, culinary, restaurant and hospitality

industnes and services. Both dinner senes are a celebration of Black folks, our foodways and

our contributions to the food world

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