We’ve got exciting news — Canvas will be at Eat Real Fest (Jack London Square) on August 29! Please follow @canvasundergrnd on Twitter and tell your friends! We’re sharing a stall with Devil’s Gulch Farms and serving up delicious pulled rabbit and pulled pork sandwiches. We’re also unveiling our newest project: Boucherie!
August 15: Wine maker, Patrick Bowen, of Fat Grape Wines, just finished bottling his wines. The few diners who snagged tickets to this exclusive event got to sip on selections from his labeled and non-labeled private reserve. Here’s a peek at the menu that Chef Peter Jackson dished up: Golden Tomato Broth with White Corn Ravioli, Summer Squash and Blossoms, Opal Basil; Black Eye Pea Crusted Halibut with Pea Shoots, Grilled Boucherie Tasso, Rock Shrimp Perlau, Roasted Gypsy Pepper Remoulade; Rye Whiskey Chocolate Cake, Blueberry Caramel, Toasted Lemon Marshmallows and more!
July 25: Canvas hosted “The Great Porchetta” at Patti and John’s awesome loft in West Oakland. Bread n’ Butter, featuring Melissa Hudson Bell, Celine Alwyn and Hannah Schwadron kicked off the soiree with porchetta-inspired choreography. Check out their inventive performance involving a bulb of fennel and more here. Expert butcher, Enzo, showed us how to debone a suckling pig and diners feasted on porchetta alla romana, stuffed with fresh Italian sausage and over polenta. More photos here>>
July 11: About 30 guests flocked from as far as Sacramento for a summer-inspired dinner — on a basketball court — in the Oakland Hills. We stuffed ourselves with sweet corn soup topped with roasted garlic mousse and barbecued beef bavette marinated in Linden Street Black Lager. The Kerchers of Hidden Kitchen indulged us with their famous crema di limoncello with dessert — a stonefruit tart. More photos here>>
Shout out to Brittany Piehl for snapping such beautiful photos of these two events as well as the all-volunteer crew including Christina of East Bay Dish, Jeni C., and Dario B.!
Hold onto your forks ’til next time,
Vera + Chef Peter + Canvas crew
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