Central Phoenix residents watch out because Rancho Pinot and FnB's Sacha Levine is invading your 'hood for a series of pop-up dinner events this fall.
Levine, who works full-time at Rancho Pinot in addition to working at FnB, is partnering with Colleen Frisbie, who works the front of the house at FnB. Together they'll be hosting a six-part dinner series called Backyard Jamboree.
Each of the six events will have a theme, think everything from Middle Eastern cuisine to a seafood boil in Hamptons fashion. Each of the dinners will also be held at a different location -- for the most part in backyards around Central Phoenix, according to Levine.
The first event is coming up on Sunday, October 27 at 5:30 p.m. and the theme will be Pumpkin Carving Party. In addition to pumpkins for carving, beer and cold toddies, guest can expect a menu featuring:
- butternut and aged cheddar grilled cheese
- kabucha squash and yuzukosho pot stickers
- roasted pumpkin and kale salad
- sweet potato and apple chowder
- maple roasted pumpkin labne with ginger snaps, apples and roasted walnuts
Reservations can be made by calling Colleen Frisbie at 480-246-1708 or email email@example.com. Suggested cash donation for all events is $40 a person. For more information stay tuned to the Backyard Jamboree Facebook page.
Check out the complete cheeky Backyard Jamboree schedule below:
Turnip the Beet! Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013 Revel in the glory of root vegetables! This pop up is a vegetarian dinner showcasing dirt candy and sweet beats. Get pumped up with essential vitamins and dance the night away.
Na'cho Average Cinema Club Sunday, Nov. 25, 2013 Get your gout on while watching sheet projected cult classics. This dinner is devoted to the finer things in life like gourmet nacho bars, posole with all the fixins, super fancy popcorn and Tim Curry in drag.
Indie-Ann's, a Middle East Meltdown Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013 Hipsters and squares alike, rejoice in the cuisine of the Middle East! Pretend that you know every indie band ever before they even had a side project. With an awesome spread of Hot Curries and a Cool Hummus bar to keep you satiated, hopefully no one will notice your scarf is from last season.
My Kosher Christmas Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013 Lonely? Jewish? Sick of your in-laws? Stuck in town and looking for a good time? No, we are not hitting on you. Join us for our totally unconventional holiday festivity. Kosher Chinese food mash up is sure to lift your spirits while sucking down the Manischewitz.
Hillbilly Hamptons Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014 This is the last pop-up in our series so we are going big with a seafood boil. Roll up your khakis in Kennedy fashion and tie a sweater around your waist while feasting on an abundance of goodies from the sea and our garden. Work off your food coma playing croquet and horse shoes. Jackie O Jubilation required.
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