Seriously, take a great chef and host a dinner in a new venue, or at least a different kind of cuisine, and - voilà! - instant fun. We've met new friends, celebrated with old friends, had family date nights, and enjoyed romantic date nights at pop-ups all around the bay.
Last February, Jake and I went to the inaugural collaborative pop-up dinner between Carmel Belle and Monterey Museum of Art, La Mirada. It was The Perfect Friday Night. Here's a shot of Chef Kyle Odell serving a dish that evening.
Then, last September, Carmel Belle was back at the La Mirada; Jake and I went for their Autumn Pop-up. Here's a shot of the menu from that evening. I still think about that food!
I just heard that they are planning a new one and there are only a dozen tickets left.
Chef Kyle will be cooking up a seafood dinner inspired by the current exhibit at the La Mirada, Armin Hansen: The Artful Voyage. They are sourcing the fish from H&H Seafood, a sustainable small boat fishery based in Santa Cruz. The food will be paired with wines from Scheid Vineyards.
If you're interested in food and art, take a look - purchase tickets here. It's next Tuesday, January 26th, from 6:30pm to 9pm. I'll be going. If you're local, join me!