California Caribbean In Alamo Square
2 hours, 30 minutes
6 - 10 participants
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- San Francisco, CA, 94117, United States
It is no coincidence that my last name, Mesa, translates to “table.” I was born to be a host.
Why are sit-down dinners so powerful? The underlying main ingredient is the community aspect. Every guest is a surprise. It tears down people’s perceptions of borders, allowing them to meet and “break bread” with different nationalities, races, genders, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
The best way to make lasting memories, in a new city, is through a dinner party.
**Please let me know if you have any food allergy/restrictions.
**I only cook with fresh/seasonal ingredients.
It is no coincidence that my last name, Mesa, translates to “table.” I was born to be a host. Why are sit-down dinners so powerful? The underlying main ingredient is the community aspect. Every guest is a surprise. It tears down people’s perceptions of borders, allowing them to meet and “break bread” with different nationalities, races, genders, and socioeconomic backgrounds. The best way to make lasting memories, in a new city, is through a dinner party. **Please let me know if you have any food allergy/restrictions. **I only cook with fresh/seasonal ingredients.
Guests can bring alcohol
What you get
The Welcome CocktailSunset on the Mesa - A blend of passion fruit, mango, and apricot juices, mixed with vodka with a drizzle of rose-hibiscus syrup.
AppetizerHand-Crimped Fresh Empanadas - Filled with ground turkey, lentils, tomatoes and mixed-olives. All homemade. Lightly fried in vegetable oil. Served with homemade salsa verde.
Main (Served Family-Buffet Style)Slow Roasted Chicken & Shrimp in Red Wine Sofrito Sauce - Oven roasted chicken and shrimp served with homemade sauce: mixed tomatoes, chickpeas, onions, garlic, cilantro, olive oil and red wine
Spanish Yellow Rice - A classic cooked with turmeric, saffron, onions, garlic, and chicken broth with a hint of lemon.
The San Francisco Salad - Thanks to the Farmer’s Market, it celebrates the city’s vibrant flavors. It’s always different, because I take advantage of seasonal ingredients at the peak of their freshness
Dessert - Seasonal Sweets & Fruits Cookies, Brownies, Flan, Dulce de leche, or Cupcakes with local fruits
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San Francisco, CA, 94117, United States
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available daily from 19:00 to 21:30
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The evening starts with tropical sounds, a sultry cocktail, followed by a menu seasoned by the “Spice Trail” cuisines of The Caribbean with a modern Californian twist. African, Spanish, Taíno, and Middle Eastern (Jewish & Arabic) flavors come together to make up traditional Dominican dishes. It ends with a creamy coconut-rum dessert and stories. What to expect: • 3- course dining experience featuring traditional Dominican dishes made with locally sourced, organic and seasonal ingredients • Craft cocktail upon arrival and Emillio's renown "coquito" for dessert • Eclectic San Franciscan apartment located next to Alamo Square, home to the Painted Ladies monument • Can cater to vegan, vegetarian, pescatarian and gluten-free options upon request About your host Emillio: "It is no coincidence that my last name, Mesa, translates to “table.” I was born to be a host. I am hospitality professional with 15+ years in hotel openings, catering management, and special events. Why are sit-down dinners and cooking classes so powerful? The underlying main ingredient is the community aspect. It allows people to meet and “break bread” with different nationalities, races, genders, and socioeconomic backgrounds. " * Menus can be customized for your dinner-event. Please ask how you can upgrade the experience for your special night. Evendo is the world's largest online marketplace for unique culinary experiences with locals. Savor local food and enjoy intimate supper clubs, hands-on cooking classes and bespoke private dining events in beautiful homes and exclusive venues with your loved ones. Wellness Check: We ask all hosts and guests to confirm that they are free of COVID-19 symptoms before attending an Evendo event. We also ask all participants to limit physical interactions including bypassing the customary welcome handshake.
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A wonderful evening! The food was delicious, the venue lovely, but what really made this special was Emilio himself. Warm, intelligent, funny, sweet….everything one could hope for in a host. Many, many good stories shared and a wonderful memory made! It was a special evening.
All I can say is wow! Having dinner at Emilio's was one of the highlights of my family's trip to San Francisco. The thing that stood out the most was the incredible graciousness and hospitality of Emilio. From the moment we arrived, he made us feel right at home. The other guests there were extremely friendly and interesting. I will never forget how comfortable Emilio made us feel. And the food and drinks were terrific!! Don't miss Emilio's coconut rum drink!! Thanks Emilio!
This was an AMAZING experience. If you select this for a delicious, home cooked meal, you will not be disappointed. But is it SO much more than that. The opportunity to be in Emillio's gorgeous home - meeting interesting new people - and sipping tropical cocktails by the fire? Emillio is the ultimate host - and then some! Part chef - part host - part comedian - and part talk show host. My adult children joined with me and were completely captivated by the whole experience. Thank you Emillio! Your energy and hospitality are AMAZING!
The highlight of our trip to San Francisco! Emillio is an amazing host and went above and beyond to make our night special. The conversation was nonstop, insightful and genuine. The food was delicious, plentiful and his signature empanadas and Coquito are amazing! Emillio’s home is bright, inviting & comfortable, and the cocktails were delightful! We stayed longer then I expected and we left with the warm feeling that we now have a friend in San Francisco.... and knowing that Emilio definitely now has friends in Syracuse, NY. These are the experiences in life that you can’t put a price on. Thank you Emillio!
We thoroughly enjoyed our meal with Mario in his home! He was an amazing host! The dinner was delicious, the cocktails creative and the conversation was more than engaging. My husband and I and our 25 year old son were well entertained. There wasn't a moment of lull in our colorful and delightful conversation and the food/drink was plentiful throughout the evening. Thank you Mario for a wonderful evening and being such a fabulous host in your beautiful and eclectic home. We loved every minute!
Simply the best! This was our second experience dining with Emilio, and we will be back again!