Homestead Restaurant in Oakland will be hosting a Lime Ventures Collaboration Beer Dinner on Sunday, December 10 with seatings at 5:00 and 8:00 p.m.
Tickets are priced at $120.00 per person, include all of the food and beverages and, as always, Homestead is tip free. The restaurant will serving Korean BBQ and the Lime Ventures featured breweries will be De La Senne, Jackie O's, Anchorage, Libertine, Cantillion and American Solera. The evening's menu will include seaweed salad with sesame; steamed egg with chile and scallion; kimchee pancakes; Korean ribs with bavette, pork belly, shrimp and squid; steamed buns with lettuce cups, broccolini and winter squash; banchan; and black sesame ice cream with ginger cake and Asian pear. Tickets for this special dinner are required and can purchased through Brown Paper Tickets at https://m.bpt.me/event/3168148. They are also available through the restaurant's website and by calling (510) 420-6962.
Homestead was opened in August 2013 by Fred and Elizabeth Sassen and offers an upscale farm-to-table menu prepared with seasonal, often locally sourced, organic ingredients. Fred, 30 years old and most recently at Camino in Oakland and prior to that, Executive Sous Chef at Farallon in San Francisco, grew up outside of Atlanta, Georgia. Working in neighborhood restaurants and then premier downtown venues led to culinary school and the decision to relocate to San Francisco to pursue a career. Seven years at Farallon, farm tours throughout California, and stages at other acclaimed restaurants set the stage for opening Homestead. Elizabeth (previously a sous chef at Farallon and Waterbar restaurants, both in San Francisco) grew up on a farm in the Central Valley, as did her parents. In addition to time spent in San Francisco, Elizabeth worked in Madrid, Spain, running a small high-end restaurant called Memento. The Sassens have teamed up with Stephen Laborde who is in charge of front of the house operations.
Highlights of the rustic 48-seat dining room located in a 1920s Julia Morgan building, with contemporary design work by Carrie Shores of Larson Shores Architecture and Daniel Austin of Rocket Restaurant Supply, include hues of fennel green, fresh cream and copper, floor to ceiling windows, original brick inlay, an open kitchen, home-style cabinets, a large butcher block table, repurposed antiques, a custom-built wood-burning grill, and artwork by local artists. An outdoor patio has room for 18 people, weather permitting. Homestead also has a semi-private room that can accommodate 10 seated guests, and afford the option of doing custom pre-booked dinners ranging from family style feasts to refined tasting menus.
Homestead is located at 4029 Piedmont Avenue, between 40th and 41st Streets, in Oakland, California. The restaurant is open for dinner Tuesday through Saturday from 5:00 to 10:00 p.m. and on Sunday from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Neighborhood street parking is often an option and there is a city lot directly behind the restaurant. For more information or for reservations, which can also be made via www.urbanspoon.com, call (510) 420-6962. The web address is www.homesteadoakland.com.