Events / Taste America

Taste America: San Francisco Bay Area

Sun, August 22, 2021

5:00 PM
Sobre Mesa
Price: $300 per pair (single tickets not available) Ticket sales for this event are now closed.

Sobre Mesa
1618 Franklin Street
Oakland, CA 94612

5:00 – 7:00 P.M. First Seating for Dinner
8:00 – 10:00 P.M. Second Seating for Dinner

A national dining event celebrating your local restaurant community.
Taste America, presented by Capital One, is a nationwide initiative to bring together chefs and diners to support the local restaurants rebuilding a more sustainable and equitable industry.

The dinner at Sobre Mesa will be an intimate gathering with safety regulations strictly enforced as mandated by the local governance. Chefs Nelson German and Felicia Tom will prepare a three-course menu that reflects their signature style, and highlights the uniqueness of their restaurant and the San Francisco Bay Area community. The dinner will also include beverage pairings for each course as well as a swag bag to take home.



Nelson German and Felicia Tom
Sobre Mesa
Oakland, CA

Housemade Bread with Kerrygold Butter and Assorted Kerrygold Cheeses
**Contains dairy and gluten

Zulie’s Treasure > Rabbit Hole Bespoke Gin with Jerk Spice, Luxardo Bitter, Angostura Bitters, Lemon, and Agave

TABASCO® Sauce-Spiced Housemade West African Sauce

Blue Ocean Kanpachi Ceviche > Cured Skuna Bay Salmon with Jalapeño Fleur de Sal, Smoked Roe, Potato Espuma, Yuca Chip, and Pineapple–Yuzu Aguachile
** Gluten-free, nut-free; contains shellfish

dough Wines Sauvignon Blanc 2019

Surf and Turf “Guiso” > Australis Barramundi and Berbere-Spiced Beef Short Rib with Sumac-Charred Carrot, Glazed Summer Squash, Habichuelas, Peach Chimichurri, and Pickled Alliums
** Dairy-free, gluten-free, nut-free, shellfish-free

dough Wines Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

Vegetarian Surf and Turf > Oyster Mushroom and Watermelon Steak with Sumac-Charred Carrot, Glazed Summer Squash, Habichuelas, Peach Chimichurri, and Pickled Alliums
** Dairy-free, gluten-free, nut-free, vegetarian

dough Wines Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

Coconut Panna Cotta with Passion Fruit, Mango, Spiced Pecans, and Nielsen-Massey Vanilla–Guava Granita
**Gluten-free, contains dairy and nuts

Flight of Rabbit Hole whiskeys
Boxergrail Kentucky Straight Rye Whiskey

Cavehill Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Dareringer Straight Bourbon Whiskey (finished in PX sherry casks)
Heigold Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Mr. Espresso coffee service

Beverages courtesy of
dough wines
Mr. Espresso
Rabbit Hole Distillery

Menu is subject to change. Guests must be 21 years+ with a valid ID to attend the event.

Through our Open for Good campaign, the James Beard Foundation is committed to helping independent restaurants survive this crisis, rebuild better, and thrive for the long term.


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Covid-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. An inherent risk of exposure to Covid-19 exists in any public place regardless of precautions that may be taken. By purchasing and using tickets, you, on your behalf and on behalf of any accompanying parties, agree to (1) assume all risks associated with Covid-19 and other communicable diseases, (2) comply with all related health and safety policies of the James Beard Foundation, Sobre Mesa, as well as all applicable federal, state, and local government laws and recommendations, and (3) expressly release the James Beard Foundation and each of its respective affiliates, parents, subsidiaries, trustees, officers, directors, partners, employees, and agents from any and all claims arising from or relating to Covid-19.

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