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I sailed San Francisco Bay!
Please reach out for custom dates! Late fall and early winter provide smooth passages, balmy temperatures, and wonderful sunsets! Welcome aboard a large sailboat, a Downeaster 38. Designed by renowned naval architect, Henry Morschlad, this Downeaster is in exceptionally good condition. Downeasters are known for being stout and seaworthy bluewater cruisers. They can be found all over the globe. This experience is available for up to six guests and is great for groups and team building. Your three-hour adventure starts at Jack London Square. The route will depend on wind conditions; however, our goal is to cross the bay to see the marvelous sites of South Beach Harbor (home of the SF Giants), the financial district, the bay bridge, and then Treasure Island. During the tour, you'll see amazing wildlife; including, flocks of pelicans, sea lions, and the occasional dolphin! This is an active experience! I will review the basics of sailing (wind angle, general terms for operating the vessel, and rules of the road). You will take a turn at the helm (wheel), manage the sheets that control the sails, and raise and lower the sails. Naturally, you are also welcome to just sit back and enjoy the amazing views.
Make Japanese mochi with an instructor
In this fun class, you will learn how to make three different mochi dishes. First we will make fresh mochi with a choice of fillings: sweet red bean and fresh strawberries, peanut butter and chocolate mini cups, nutella, and others. Second, we will make the popular ice cream mochi with mini-scooped ice cream balls. Your choice of ice cream. I like green tea ice cream. Third, we will bake mochi donuts and then glaze them beautifully with vanilla, clear, or chocolate glaze. You and other guests will enjoy making and shaping the mochi dough, filling it with delicious fillings, and eating them with others. You will get to enjoy fresh and tasty mochi, and best of all you will know how to make delicious mochi dishes far into the future. Other things to note: Please feel free to bring any additional ingredients you would like to fill your mochi with (peanut butter, mango, etc...)
Japanese Spoon Carving
Japanese wood carving is rooted in personal wellness, relaxation, and an age-old meditative tradition of making with your hands. For me, it's the best way to express and channel my creative energy as a designer. I will teach you how to hand carve your own wooden spoon using traditional Japanese tools and techniques. The class will start with a slow breathing exercise that leads into a discussion of different wood types, an explanation of the tools required, and an overview of the techniques used to cut wood. Once you have a basic understanding, I will guide you through the process of carving the bowl of the spoon with the spoon gouge, then designing and whittling the handle and top of the spoon. When the final design has been reached, we will find zen in our creation. Other things to note Please wear closed-toe shoes, and clothes you don't mind getting dirty. We will be carving and making a beautiful mess! Class will be held outside in Oakland if weather permits, exact location sent out a few days before class.
Chinatown Food Walk: Tea & Dim Sum
When was the last time you had a dim sum that was so delicious you dreamt about it for weeks? On our Chinatown food tour, you’ll see the world’s first fortune cookie factory, taste different kinds of dim sum and tea, and learn how Chinese immigrants made it to the Bay. HIGHLIGHTS + Stories of the Gold Rush and Chinese immigration + Taste food from a 100yo Restaurant + Sip on delicious bubble tea + Snack at a local bakery + Visit the fortune cookie factory + Eat a dim sum feast + Learn and taste all about Chinese tea Our tasty adventure starts in the heart of Chinatown with Dim Sum. Ready to take on the day, we check out the fortune cookie factory and take a peek inside! Next, we stroll down the street of the infamous 10-cent haircut and learn how sailors journeyed here in hopes of the American dream. But wait, the adventure doesn’t stop there! Next, we’ll check out the oldest bakery in Chinatown, a church that survived the 1906 earthquake, the oldest temples in the USA, all while sipping some delicious bubble tea. As we approach our final hour, we head to a local tea shop and learn about the role of tea in traditional Chinese medicine with a 30-minute tasting. Feeling warm, we head to our last stop to learn about the Gold Rush, in the exact spot it all started! Here we taste a local pork roll from one of the oldest restaurants in town. We cannot run on Mon/Tues.
Learn what it takes to be a Pizzaiolo
We're back! It was a long two years. All that's needed now is your hands, your passion, and a little guidance from us and you'll be making and eating exceptional pizza. First we'll make some dough and...and eat a little pizza. I'll teach you about the importance of time and temperature, about different yeasts and how to make biga or poolish (and even what those words are and why you will want to care). Once the dough is out of the spiral mixer we'll practice shaping it into balls. Oh... it's recess... gotta eat some pizza. Next we'll practice what is probably the hardest yet funnest part of all.... opening up a Neapolitan pizza ball. You'll learn to massage the dough, so the air moves outward toward the edge - otherwise known as the cornicione. Now, take a moment , have some pizza. You deserve it. Then you'll learn to dress the pizza and then then place it into the wood-fired oven. There's no turning back now. In 90 seconds your pizza will be finished. We'll practice this over and over using the same techniques I learned from a world champion. This will be the best class ever because you get to eat your homework!

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Programok Rockridge környékén

Sommelier-led Italian Wine Tasting in North Beach
Want to better understand Italian wines? Curious how to best pair them with food? Learn about all things Italian from someone who has spent over a decade living, eating and drinking through Italy! At an Italian family-owned enoteca in San Francisco's historic Italian district, I'll lead you through a cultural food & wine pairing experience in a fun, small-group format. PLEASE NOTE: If you'd like a special rate/discount, please contact before booking for options Wine and more will be gently broken down with a certified Italian sommelier and local food & beverage writer The value extends past the food & drink and will give you memorable useful info not just about Italian wines, but also wine jargon i.e. full bodied, acidity, terroir, biodynamic/natural/organic wines, tannin, corked, decanting basics, etc This experience is perfect for Italian wine lovers of any level and provides great insider tips if you are planning a trip to Italy You'll leave with invaluable skills & knowledge you can apply for your next potluck, bday party, wedding wine picks or dinner outing. Join me to feel like you've been transported to an enoteca in Italia Other things to note *FOR SOLO TRAVELERS: Please only select a date with people already joined. I am unable to run the experience for just one participant (sorry!)
Lakehouse Jazz
Enjoy the most and most and best-reviewed music experience on Airbnb WORLDWIDE! Lakehouse Jazz is a unique and intimate concert experience in the iconic Golden Gate Park at a hidden and iconic boathouse. As Karl the Fog moves over the lake and covers a slew of colorful boats, we’ll sit inside our intimate and improvised concert venue where the music of the best musicians in the Bay Area and a glass of beer or wine will be the perfect way to unwind your week. By attending this event not only you’ll listen and learn all things jazz from some of the best musicians but also, you'll be actively supporting the local art scene and its community. Kudos! Other things to note: Every week (Fridays & Saturdays) we feature new bands and it's a secret, so you won't know who is performing in advance. This makes each concert unique and fresh. All things Jazz, from 1920's Swing to Latin Jazz, Funk, Fusion, Hip Hop and original compositions. This concert series is produced by Mellow Sessions.
Crabbing under the Golden Gate Bridge
We will meet at a pier in the Marina/Presidio district of San Francisco where we will be located near the Golden Gate Bridge. The views of the water will be spectacular and because of the size of the pier we will have more than enough room to spread out and try our techniques. Make sure to arrive early so you can find parking and pay for it if need be near The Warming Hut cafe. Once all the guests have arrived we will learn to set up the equipment we will supply with a very detailed explanation of how and why we use particular gear. Once we have set up our rods, filled our bait in our traps we will learn the different forms of casting and the technique of reeling. Because we are fishing for crab there is a different approach to how you catch crab off of a rod and reel. We will not be allowed to take home any Dungeness crab, unfortunately, because the Bay is a protected estuary. As a result we will be catching rock & red crab which are edible and delicious crabs to take home. This experience is an all weather endeavor so rain or shine we will make it happen. Please join me as many others have to see if spending an afternoon out on the waterfront of the bay, meeting new people and learning a skill is right for you! Great for big groups, corporate outings and team building exercises! Please inquire directly if you have 10+ people www.theartofcrabbing.com
Yacht cruise the San Francisco Bay and Golden Gate Bridge
Join me on an unforgettable yacht cruise through the San Francisco bay area. You'll be able to snap the most social media worthy photos from the water underneath the most iconic bridge in the country - the Golden Gate Bridge. We will pick you up at the public dock in San Francisco where you will board our 40 ft yacht with our USCG approved captain on board to safely take you and your friends on a journey across our iconic bay. You'll see the bridge, Angel Island, Oracle Park, and get a stunning view of the city that can only be seen by boat.
Ultimate SF Electric Bike Tour, an epic local adventure
The best way to see San Francisco in a day is on an electric bike tour. Explore & experience more of the real SF: this is the coolest, most complete, and most active local adventure offered in the city– period. This 100% local eBike adventure explores all the essential SF landmarks & neighborhoods. You'll get the rich history of the best walking tour & local eats of the finest food tour, but do SO much more! >>>Why choose this experience?<<< •  The finest active experience in SF, hands down - Over 1,500 5-star reviews, 5K guests, 64+ countries • NEW high-quality electric bikes (eBikes) - conquer the SF hills with ease. MAX fun, no sweat! • Wireless headsets - never miss a moment and experience more, wherever you’re at in the group • The best local guide - Nick leads every tour & knows everything about SF • Small groups - 8 or less (smallest bike tours in SF) >>>PERFECT FOR GROUPS <<< (private up to 20 people) • Team Building • Corporate Events • Private Events • Families >>>LANDMARKS *<<< • Golden Gate Bridge • Alcatraz • Lombard Street • The Painted Ladies • Golden Gate Park • Cable Cars • Twin peaks • Ferry Building • Presidio • Japanese Tea Garden • DeYoung Museum • Ghiradelli Square +Many more! >>>NEIGHBORHOODS*<<< • Fisherman’s Wharf • North Beach • Mission District • Haight Ashbury • Chinatown • + Many more! *Tour updated daily, sights may vary but it will EPIC :)

Programok Alice környékén

I sailed San Francisco Bay!
Please reach out for custom dates! Late fall and early winter provide smooth passages, balmy temperatures, and wonderful sunsets! Welcome aboard a large sailboat, a Downeaster 38. Designed by renowned naval architect, Henry Morschlad, this Downeaster is in exceptionally good condition. Downeasters are known for being stout and seaworthy bluewater cruisers. They can be found all over the globe. This experience is available for up to six guests and is great for groups and team building. Your three-hour adventure starts at Jack London Square. The route will depend on wind conditions; however, our goal is to cross the bay to see the marvelous sites of South Beach Harbor (home of the SF Giants), the financial district, the bay bridge, and then Treasure Island. During the tour, you'll see amazing wildlife; including, flocks of pelicans, sea lions, and the occasional dolphin! This is an active experience! I will review the basics of sailing (wind angle, general terms for operating the vessel, and rules of the road). You will take a turn at the helm (wheel), manage the sheets that control the sails, and raise and lower the sails. Naturally, you are also welcome to just sit back and enjoy the amazing views.
Spectacular San Francisco Bay Sailing
Fall and Winter offer great sailing with sunnier skies, milder winds, and spectacular sunsets. Our Catalina 27 sloop delivers an unforgettable two-hour private sailing charter featuring spectacular views from San Francisco Bay. You will be welcomed aboard by her fun-loving and informative Captain, Larry, a U.S. Coast Guard licensed 30-year veteran of sailing on the Bay. During the sail Captain Larry will share his unique understanding of San Francisco Bay. We cast off from Treasure Island in the middle of San Francisco Bay. Raising sails in historic Clipper Cove and heading northwest you will enjoy wide open Bay vistas of Angel Island, Alcatraz, Sausalito, Mt. Tamalpais, and the magnificent Golden Gate Bridge. Expect to see seals, sea lions, harbor porpoises, pelicans, and possibly a whale! As we approach the San Francisco waterfront you are rewarded with a unique view of the city's signature skyline. Next, we head south along San Francisco’s historic Embarcadero for a postcard view of the 1898 Ferry Building, followed by two thrilling passages under the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. No sailing experience is required to enjoy this family friendly outing but participation is welcome. Inquire for alternative itineraries.
Japanese Spoon Carving
Japanese wood carving is rooted in personal wellness, relaxation, and an age-old meditative tradition of making with your hands. For me, it's the best way to express and channel my creative energy as a designer. I will teach you how to hand carve your own wooden spoon using traditional Japanese tools and techniques. The class will start with a slow breathing exercise that leads into a discussion of different wood types, an explanation of the tools required, and an overview of the techniques used to cut wood. Once you have a basic understanding, I will guide you through the process of carving the bowl of the spoon with the spoon gouge, then designing and whittling the handle and top of the spoon. When the final design has been reached, we will find zen in our creation. Other things to note Please wear closed-toe shoes, and clothes you don't mind getting dirty. We will be carving and making a beautiful mess! Class will be held outside in Oakland if weather permits, exact location sent out a few days before class.
Chef Bar
Our Oakland Chef Bar experience is a 5 courses cocktail tasting experience featuring local distilleries and Asian spirits. There will be Street Food pairing featuring our rotating seasonal menu. Our VIP guests will be seated @ our Oakland Restaurant with open Bar and Kitchen view. We’ll start with some snacks and aperitifs as myself and our mixologist introduce our guests to the local distilleries and their respective spirits. As we craft each unique and off-menu cocktails, the guests will experience the smoke & mirrors of our craft while learning about the history and stories behind the local and select few distilleries. Other things to note We look forward to sharing our experience and host a wonderful time for our guests. Please communicate any dietary restrictions including ALL allergies so we can plan ahead. Lastly, ALL participants must show proof of vaccination OR a negative covid test within the last 24 hrs. Thanks and we look forward to meeting everyone. Sincerely, Trung D. Nguyen Chef/Owner
Japanese Bowl Carving
Using traditional Japanese tools, designer Melanie Abrantes will lead students in hand carving their own wooden bowl. The class will start with a discussion of different wood types, an explanation of the tools required, and an overview of the techniques used to cut wood. Once students have acquired a basic understanding, Melanie will lead them in carving the inside of their bowl with a bowl gouge, then designing and whittling the outside of the bowl with a straight chisel and carving knife. When the final design has been reached, students will sand and finish their bowls with an all-natural finish. All tools will be provided to use during the workshop, with the option of purchasing the tools at a discounted rate to continue your bowl-making practice at home! All levels, no experience needed. Please wear closed-toe shoes, and clothes you don't mind getting dirty. We will be carving and making a beautiful mess! Class will be held outside in Oakland if weather permits, exact location sent out a few days before class. Snacks and all tools needed provided. Lunch not provided.

Programok Claremont Hills környékén

Walk with Spirits, a haunted history pub crawl
Part bar-hop, part ghost tour, this 2.5 hour guided walking experience takes you through the most historic haunts of Gold Rush era San Francisco. Starting in the only part of downtown to survive the 1906 Earthquake and Fire, Jackson Square, crossing the infamous “Devil’s Acre”, and ending in the legendary Chinatown, you’ll learn the history of San Francisco through the stories of those spirits who still haunt these streets. Meet the ghosts of desperate miners, forlorn women, and shanghaied sailors while walking what was once known as the Barbary Coast. And unlike a standard ghost tour, we’ll actually enter into four haunted locations where, if you choose, you might sip on that other kind of spirit. **Private tours available** Perfect for birthdays, bachelor/ette parties, or just a night out with friends. Message us for more details! 21+ Drinks not included. Proof of vaccination and ID recommended.
Seasonal California Cuisine CookingClass
12/11 Fuss Free French - French Onion Soup w. Gruyere Gratin
 - Spinach Souffle - French Lentils w. Crisp Skinned Salmon
 - Vanilla Bean Creme Brulee 12/18 Festive Vegetarian - Autumn Salad w. Persimmons, Spiced 
Nuts & Maple-Balsamic Vinaigrette 
- Kale & Delicata Saute w. Pomegranates
 - Mushroom & Swiss Chard Crespelle 
- layered crepes, bechamel, vegetables 
- Pear & Almond Frangipane Tart 12/21 Festive Celebrations 12/22 Asian Favorites Please inquire for more menus! Classes are hands-on, participatory and a whole lot of fun! As a class we prepare a multi-course menu, taking advantage of passive and active cooking tasks to teach kitchen efficiency At First Class Cooking, we aim to make everyone a better home chef. We teach • Proper Culinary Technique • explain Kitchen Science in relatable & memorable terms • discuss principles of Flavor Composition so that one can successfully cook, without a recipe. Recipes are developed to deliver sophisticated flavors in elevated preparations yet still be approachable Instruction is hands-on and ?'s are welcomed throughout. Many menus can accommodate dietary concerns; Please inquire when booking Private Bookings available- great for groups! with the chance to make custom menu and timing
Mellow Sessions
You'll arrive at a magical space called The Mellow Haight, a houseplant store by day and a private venue by night. We offer performers a space that acts as the in-between of a concert hall and a bar - where folks actively feel and listen to the music. The audience is encouraged to interact with the performers directly, discuss the compositions, ask questions, and fall in love with live music. Guests are welcome to BYOB - Please "pack in, pack out" and take ALL trash with you. Plan to bring cups, wine opener, etc as these items will not be available on-site. Anyone drinking alcohol must be 21yrs+
Learn to throw the Ultimate Dumpling Dinner Party
Learn how to make three classic Shanghaineese dishes and, by the end of the night, you'll be a pro at throwing your own ultimate dumpling dinner party, and the secrets of using soy sauce that you can unleash combining with everyday, simple ingredients. **This experience can be made with a tofu-based, gluten-free soy sauce braise and stuffing upon request with 48h notice. The night will start with a brief overview of Shanghaineese cuisine and flavor profiles, with a brief tasting of my favorite soy sauces. Next, we'll put those ideas to use in a demonstration of soy sauce braised pork belly (红烧肉), a classic dish that will combine principles of braising and balanced flavor. Then onto the main part of the experience: Making your own chili wonton dish (红油抄手) from scratch. This includes the dough, skins, the art of creating wontons with your own stuffing and sauces ... you will be in a food coma at the end of the experience! We'll end by celebrating the fruits of our labor, eating pork belly, wontons and sampling each other's sauces to crown the Ultimate Umami chef of the evening! Organic fresh produce and pork will be sourced from the local farmer's market. Soy sauce is gluten free and organic. You'll also receive a recipe guide after the experience, where I'll describe how you can extend the techniques we talked about to similar dishes in French and Italian cuisine.
Pottery in the Mission
We will start with some of the interesting history of the studio space. Then I will get you situated on the wheel and show you how to properly secure your lump of clay. After the clay is secured we start the wheel spinning nice and fast. I will show you how to center the clay which is a very important (and frustrating) stage of making pottery on the wheel. After we successfully center the clay, you will explore how the clay moves and reacts to your touch. We will work to form a simple shape such as a bowl or cup. To finish off we will do some clean up of the form and remove the piece from the wheel in order to start experimenting with the next piece. You can expect to get to practice with around 6 lumps of clay (more if you are ambitious) and most people will create 2-3 pieces by the end of the session. Pieces will be professionally finished, fired, and glazed after the experience. This process takes at least 3 weeks. After the pieces are finished you can pickup in the studio or they can be shipped. Shipping costs are paid by the guest. Other things to note Come wearing clothes that you don't mind getting messy. We will provide aprons. If you have long hair plan to have a hair tie or a way to secure your hair back. Trim long nails if you are able.

Összes tevékenység Oakland közelében

I sailed San Francisco Bay!
Please reach out for custom dates! Late fall and early winter provide smooth passages, balmy temperatures, and wonderful sunsets! Welcome aboard a large sailboat, a Downeaster 38. Designed by renowned naval architect, Henry Morschlad, this Downeaster is in exceptionally good condition. Downeasters are known for being stout and seaworthy bluewater cruisers. They can be found all over the globe. This experience is available for up to six guests and is great for groups and team building. Your three-hour adventure starts at Jack London Square. The route will depend on wind conditions; however, our goal is to cross the bay to see the marvelous sites of South Beach Harbor (home of the SF Giants), the financial district, the bay bridge, and then Treasure Island. During the tour, you'll see amazing wildlife; including, flocks of pelicans, sea lions, and the occasional dolphin! This is an active experience! I will review the basics of sailing (wind angle, general terms for operating the vessel, and rules of the road). You will take a turn at the helm (wheel), manage the sheets that control the sails, and raise and lower the sails. Naturally, you are also welcome to just sit back and enjoy the amazing views.
Make Japanese mochi with an instructor
In this fun class, you will learn how to make three different mochi dishes. First we will make fresh mochi with a choice of fillings: sweet red bean and fresh strawberries, peanut butter and chocolate mini cups, nutella, and others. Second, we will make the popular ice cream mochi with mini-scooped ice cream balls. Your choice of ice cream. I like green tea ice cream. Third, we will bake mochi donuts and then glaze them beautifully with vanilla, clear, or chocolate glaze. You and other guests will enjoy making and shaping the mochi dough, filling it with delicious fillings, and eating them with others. You will get to enjoy fresh and tasty mochi, and best of all you will know how to make delicious mochi dishes far into the future. Other things to note: Please feel free to bring any additional ingredients you would like to fill your mochi with (peanut butter, mango, etc...)
Spectacular San Francisco Bay Sailing
Fall and Winter offer great sailing with sunnier skies, milder winds, and spectacular sunsets. Our Catalina 27 sloop delivers an unforgettable two-hour private sailing charter featuring spectacular views from San Francisco Bay. You will be welcomed aboard by her fun-loving and informative Captain, Larry, a U.S. Coast Guard licensed 30-year veteran of sailing on the Bay. During the sail Captain Larry will share his unique understanding of San Francisco Bay. We cast off from Treasure Island in the middle of San Francisco Bay. Raising sails in historic Clipper Cove and heading northwest you will enjoy wide open Bay vistas of Angel Island, Alcatraz, Sausalito, Mt. Tamalpais, and the magnificent Golden Gate Bridge. Expect to see seals, sea lions, harbor porpoises, pelicans, and possibly a whale! As we approach the San Francisco waterfront you are rewarded with a unique view of the city's signature skyline. Next, we head south along San Francisco’s historic Embarcadero for a postcard view of the 1898 Ferry Building, followed by two thrilling passages under the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. No sailing experience is required to enjoy this family friendly outing but participation is welcome. Inquire for alternative itineraries.
Japanese Spoon Carving
Japanese wood carving is rooted in personal wellness, relaxation, and an age-old meditative tradition of making with your hands. For me, it's the best way to express and channel my creative energy as a designer. I will teach you how to hand carve your own wooden spoon using traditional Japanese tools and techniques. The class will start with a slow breathing exercise that leads into a discussion of different wood types, an explanation of the tools required, and an overview of the techniques used to cut wood. Once you have a basic understanding, I will guide you through the process of carving the bowl of the spoon with the spoon gouge, then designing and whittling the handle and top of the spoon. When the final design has been reached, we will find zen in our creation. Other things to note Please wear closed-toe shoes, and clothes you don't mind getting dirty. We will be carving and making a beautiful mess! Class will be held outside in Oakland if weather permits, exact location sent out a few days before class.
Private Yacht Dining Experience with Chef Hemant
A Fun, Elevated, Sublime Dining Experience with Chef Hemant. The Californian Spirit is cooking, tasting, and experiencing what it is: edible art! Your adventure begins aboard your own personal yacht! It's a chic spot for a 7-course elevated, sublime menu, with artful techniques, from two worlds. You and your party are invited to make a reservation, as exquisite guests, in your own unique, picturesque venue! Tastefully decadent! Guests are encouraged to bring their own alcoholic beverage or wine. There is no corkage fee! Yacht Details: Pieces Dream is a 38' Coastal Trawler with a seating capacity of 6 to 10. It is a private and intimate waterfront venue. It's the perfect place to throw an elevated get-together, an exquisite lunch or dinner, a surprise birthday or anniversary celebration or a small corporate event
Japanese Bowl Carving
Using traditional Japanese tools, designer Melanie Abrantes will lead students in hand carving their own wooden bowl. The class will start with a discussion of different wood types, an explanation of the tools required, and an overview of the techniques used to cut wood. Once students have acquired a basic understanding, Melanie will lead them in carving the inside of their bowl with a bowl gouge, then designing and whittling the outside of the bowl with a straight chisel and carving knife. When the final design has been reached, students will sand and finish their bowls with an all-natural finish. All tools will be provided to use during the workshop, with the option of purchasing the tools at a discounted rate to continue your bowl-making practice at home! All levels, no experience needed. Please wear closed-toe shoes, and clothes you don't mind getting dirty. We will be carving and making a beautiful mess! Class will be held outside in Oakland if weather permits, exact location sent out a few days before class. Snacks and all tools needed provided. Lunch not provided.
Chef Bar
Our Oakland Chef Bar experience is a 5 courses cocktail tasting experience featuring local distilleries and Asian spirits. There will be Street Food pairing featuring our rotating seasonal menu. Our VIP guests will be seated @ our Oakland Restaurant with open Bar and Kitchen view. We’ll start with some snacks and aperitifs as myself and our mixologist introduce our guests to the local distilleries and their respective spirits. As we craft each unique and off-menu cocktails, the guests will experience the smoke & mirrors of our craft while learning about the history and stories behind the local and select few distilleries. Other things to note We look forward to sharing our experience and host a wonderful time for our guests. Please communicate any dietary restrictions including ALL allergies so we can plan ahead. Lastly, ALL participants must show proof of vaccination OR a negative covid test within the last 24 hrs. Thanks and we look forward to meeting everyone. Sincerely, Trung D. Nguyen Chef/Owner
Chinatown Food Walk: Tea & Dim Sum
When was the last time you had a dim sum that was so delicious you dreamt about it for weeks? On our Chinatown food tour, you’ll see the world’s first fortune cookie factory, taste different kinds of dim sum and tea, and learn how Chinese immigrants made it to the Bay. HIGHLIGHTS + Stories of the Gold Rush and Chinese immigration + Taste food from a 100yo Restaurant + Sip on delicious bubble tea + Snack at a local bakery + Visit the fortune cookie factory + Eat a dim sum feast + Learn and taste all about Chinese tea Our tasty adventure starts in the heart of Chinatown with Dim Sum. Ready to take on the day, we check out the fortune cookie factory and take a peek inside! Next, we stroll down the street of the infamous 10-cent haircut and learn how sailors journeyed here in hopes of the American dream. But wait, the adventure doesn’t stop there! Next, we’ll check out the oldest bakery in Chinatown, a church that survived the 1906 earthquake, the oldest temples in the USA, all while sipping some delicious bubble tea. As we approach our final hour, we head to a local tea shop and learn about the role of tea in traditional Chinese medicine with a 30-minute tasting. Feeling warm, we head to our last stop to learn about the Gold Rush, in the exact spot it all started! Here we taste a local pork roll from one of the oldest restaurants in town. We cannot run on Mon/Tues.
Learn what it takes to be a Pizzaiolo
We're back! It was a long two years. All that's needed now is your hands, your passion, and a little guidance from us and you'll be making and eating exceptional pizza. First we'll make some dough and...and eat a little pizza. I'll teach you about the importance of time and temperature, about different yeasts and how to make biga or poolish (and even what those words are and why you will want to care). Once the dough is out of the spiral mixer we'll practice shaping it into balls. Oh... it's recess... gotta eat some pizza. Next we'll practice what is probably the hardest yet funnest part of all.... opening up a Neapolitan pizza ball. You'll learn to massage the dough, so the air moves outward toward the edge - otherwise known as the cornicione. Now, take a moment , have some pizza. You deserve it. Then you'll learn to dress the pizza and then then place it into the wood-fired oven. There's no turning back now. In 90 seconds your pizza will be finished. We'll practice this over and over using the same techniques I learned from a world champion. This will be the best class ever because you get to eat your homework!
Hidden Stairways of San Francisco
Please note: this walk is not at all strenuous. Obviously there's some stairs but this is done at a leisurely pace and suitable for almost everyone. Great for families, friends and ideal for groups, company off-sites and team-building. This breathtaking 2 mile walking tour of San Francisco's hidden stairways is the #1 rated Airbnb Experience in the Bay Area, loved by both locals and tourists alike. See gorgeous mosaic tiled steps and hear the stories behind them, then take in stunning 360° views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Golden Gate Park and downtown San Francisco. You'll also discover beautiful neighborhoods and gardens that many locals are not aware of and that tourists rarely see. Oh, and you might even go home with a succulent! I'll provide commentary, context and some history along the way. By booking this tour you are helping preserve and maintain these gorgeous stairs as I make annual donations to both projects. Generally SF is dry May-October. There can be fog in the summertime, mostly in the morning. Temps rarely above 70F (21C) or below 50F (10C). Rain may cancel. It will be necessary to carry small children as strollers are not suitable. If you bring a guest that’s under 18, it’s your responsibility to make sure the activities they participate in are age-appropriate. Instagram: @hiddenstairsSF or hiddenstairsSF@gmail.com