Sunday, September 7, 2014

Rustic Bakery Popup Wine Bar

Gourmet appetizers from Rustic Bakery - Photo by TasteTV

Rustic Bakery in Larkspur, California has a tasty pop-up wine bar every Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and it is quite the deal. Three Gourmet appetizers combined with a glass of locally produced wine, for only $14.

Situated in the Marin Country Mart complex 15 minutes outside of San Francisco, the selection of appetizers alone is worth the experience. 

They range from tarts and cakes to prosciutto sliders, duck and fig tapas, and ceviche shooters. 

A recent wine pairing include 2011 and 2010 Pinot Noir vintages from Orentano of the Russian River Valley.

Orentano Wine mother and daughter winemakers - Photo by TasteTV

Rustic Bakery Dark Chocolat Tart - Photo by TasteTV

Rustic Bakery Appetizers 

Orentano Pinot Noir - photo by TasteTV

The popular Rustic Bakery in Marin Country Mart, Larkspur California - photo by TasteTV

Monday, July 14, 2014

TV Celeb Chef Bobby Bognar Max Oyster Popup Dinner

Celebrity Chef Bobby Bognar (of TV's "Food Tech" fame) and his wife Chef Mayet Cristobel are preparing a multiple course family style meal featuring lots of seafood at Bobby's place, "The Point" in Culver City (LA).

The name of the dinner is the Max Oyster Popup and takes place on July 26, 7mp.

Says Bobby,

"We have 60 seats available, all at 7pm on Saturday, July 26, 2014. Reservations required. $50 per person, exclusive of beverages, tax, and tip. To make reservations, please email the name of the party, number in the party, and a cell phone number to us '', and we will confirm."

The menu is quite tantalizing:

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Bastille Day Weekend Popup Dinners at Rigolo

IN HONOR OF BASTILLE DAY (Monday July 14), TasteTV has partnered with Rigolo Cafe in San Francisco for a special Prix Fixe menu promotion for 2.

This is good for Saturday July 12th through Monday July 14th 
"Bastille Day Weekend Popup Dinners at Rigolopresented by  TasteTV"

4 Course Meal - $40 for 2 persons

Course 1: Nouvelle Mixed Green Salade, with Champagne Vinaigrette
Course 2: Cup of Soupe du Jour
Course 3: Choice between Entrees - 
  • A) Steaks Frites - 
  • Cast iron grilled hangar steak with pomme frites 
  • B) Roasted Chicken - 
  • All natural 1/2 roasted chicken with truffle mashed potatoes, haricots verts and garlic jus
  • C) Seared Salmon - 
  • Served with crispy polenta cakes, roasted vegetables and beurre blanc
  • D) Ratatouille - Classic French vegetable stew with with crispy polenta cakes
Course 4: "Let them Eat Cake" Warm Bread Pudding with Caramel Sauce

PLUS: 1 Complimentary Glass of Wine (white or red) per person

Note: Must be over 21 for glass of wine. No menu substitutions. No refunds for non-use after dates of promotion have expired. 

To reserve this package, go here 

Rigolo Cafe
3465 California Street 
(in Laurel Village) 
San Francisco, CA 94118 

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Puerto Rican Popup Restaurant in Seattle

Sofrito Rico POP UP

Sunday, Jul 20 5:30pm
Where: Island Soul
4869 Rainier Ave. South, Seattle, WA, 98118

Puerto Rican Popup includes 3 course meal created by Michael William Figueroa, owner and chef of Sofrito Rico.

Aperitivo/Appetizer: Camarones en Escabeche (pickled blanched prawn with red onions, red bell pepper, garlic, olive oil, lime juice, spanish olives, capers.) with Mofongo (fried plantain with pork crackling and garlic.)

A Shot Of Soup

Plato principal/Main Dish: Your choice of a Tamarind Rum Glazed pork chop or an adobe (puerto rican seasoning ;) Salmon and Grilled onions. Served with arroz y habichuelas white rice and red kidney beans.

Dessert: Vanilla, Hennessy Flan

Tickets at Brown Paper Tickets

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Recap on FT. Article: Pop-up developments boost Moscow’s property market

A very interesting article appeared recently in the Financial Times (, about how in Moscow they are using the presence of pop-up art galleries and museums in building to enough "chic" to sell high end condos.

Per the article, written by Gisela Williams:

"From the taxi, glowing in the Moscow skyline, there is a light in the darkness: the words Door 19 written large in neon on the top of a five-storey brick compound. At a two-building complex still under construction, visitors give their names to the first of two bulky doormen. Ushered into an elevator, they are taken to the top floor where they are confronted by a strange human-like sculpture with the face of a weasel. Eventually, they enter a sprawling industrial-style penthouse with stunning views of the city. The brick walls are covered in graffiti sprayed by one of the city’s best-known street artists, Zhenya Ozzik, and the room showcases an eclectic mix of industrial chandeliers and vintage furniture. 
Over the past two months, many of Moscow’s oligarchs, art collectors and curious food lovers have filled this soaring loft to eat at Door 19, a pop-up dinner series. Each week a different pair of international star chefs, from Paco Morales to Sebastian Mazzola, took over the kitchen and served four courses each. Award-winning mixologists, many from London, served speciality cocktails.  
Door 19 was not just a successful pop-up restaurant and the man behind the project is not a restaurateur but a real estate developer. Andrey Grinev owns the sprawling top-floor loft in which the temporary restaurant took place, a high-end apartment on the market for $25m."

See the rest of the article here on