Underground Pop-Up Dinner Group Debuts in Cole Valley

A new set of pop-up, underground dinners is set to launch this weekend with a pair of meals from the Stag Dining Group.

According to the SFoodie blog for SF Weekly, the group is a collaboration of Jordan Grosser and Ted Fleury, who were co-chefs at the Alembic. It also includes collaborators Anil Margsahayam, Emory Al-Imam and Matthew Homyak.

According to the group’s Facebook page, “Stag Dining Group consists of chefs, hunters, musicians, artists, cyclists and conservationists. We have created The Stag Dining Group to invite new faces to the table. We aim to provide a sophisticated (but not stuffy) dining experience that incorporates our passion for creativity, sustainability, eclecticism and our joie de vivre.”

Since he left the Alembic last June, Grosser has been “consulting, cooking private dinners and helping Iso Rabins with his forageSF’s Wild Kitchen series.”

Grosser tells SF Weekly that organizers plan to make the dinners monthly events that will travel to different neighborhoods in San Francisco.

The first pop-up dinners are scheduled for this Friday and Saturday night at a secret location in Cole Valley. According to their website, the menu features bay scallop crudo, sunchoke soup, arctic char, crispy chicken thigh, glazed pork belly and an almond milk panna cotta.

Those interested can sign up online. The cost is $80 per person, BYOB and limited to approximately 40 people.

For more information on the dinners, click here.

Photo Credit: Jordan Grosser Twitter account