Saturday 4/4: Alemany Farm and Oakland Food Connection

This Saturday we are excited to have Amy Marietta Brown, Corey Nead and Richie Nakano of Nopa. Amy is the pastry chef at Nopa, and she has worked at Citizen Cake, and Boulette's Larder. Corey started at Nopa as an extern from City College and has since become a sous chef. Richie is a sous chef at Nopa as well, and has cooked at Va De Vi and Pres A Vi. He is also one of the local food scene's preeminent ironists, with a blog whose readership spans not just the Bay, but the country.

The Nopa cooks will donate some of their profits to the Alemany Farm which seeks to improve conditions (high unemployment and recurring violence) in the Alemany Community by providing youth with meaningful opportunities for advancement. They "grow organic food and green jobs for low-income communities, while sowing the seeds for economic and environmental justice." MSF will send profits to the Oakland Food Connection, which connects Oakland residents with community gardens, school gardens, and farmers markets. The OFC operates a number of youth programs, including a youth-run mobile food booth, the Purple Lawn Cafe--you can find it at the Oakland Community Farmers Market.


Fresh Lucque and Castelvetrano Olives - $4

Spring salad of fava greens, fava beans, asparagus, English peas, breakfast radishes, champagne vinaigrette - $6

Bruschetta of fava bean puree, preserved meyer lemon, mint, cheese - $6

Pork sandwich, pickled carrots, onions, green garlic aioli, homemade bread - $8

Slow cooked farm egg, pancetta, baby artichokes, arugula - $8

Duck Confit, Duck Cracklins, Cucumber, Scallion, Cilantro and Thai Chili Hoisin on a homemade flatbread - $7

Lager Braised Sausage with Caramelized Onion, Spicy Fennel Pickle and homemade Mustard on an Acme Roll - $7.5

Lung Shan's Bacon Xiao Long Bao. Four Shanghai Soup Dumplings filled with Benton's Bacon, Ground Pork, Herbs and Smoky Pork Broth - $5.5

Lung Shan's Vegan Delight: Shitake and Oyster Mushroom Dumplings in Miso Soup - $5.5

Shaved Ice - 3 Flavors (pick one)
Dolin Blanc & Kumquat
Campari & Pomelo
Meyer Lemon & Rosemary

Ice Cream Sandwich - 2 Flavors (pick one)
Cocoa Nib & Cocoa Cookie with Blood Orange or Mint Ice Cream, Cup of Almond Milk


joescales said...

THAT was one tasty meal.

image415 said...

Thank you for a delicious evening. I especially enjoyed the mint it's-it.