Zest Dinner Club – “Japan” June 22, 2013

I have loved Japanese food for a very long time and these are some of my favorite dishes. If you can attend I would love to share these courses with you. I may also add some treats along the way if I can!

Starter: Sushi Sampler
Course 1- Uni Carbonara with Sake Sampler
Course 2- Foie Gras Chawanmushi with Sake Sampler
Course 3- Mangalitsa Miso Ramen with Foie
Course 4- Dessert

Menu Items Subject to Change

Buy tickets for Zest Dinner Club – “Japan”


Mangalitsa Pork Ramen Event by Zest Dinner Club


Location: Palo Alto @ 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Mitchell Park 600 E Meadow Dr Palo Alto, CA 94309

Come out on this warm spring day for the first official Zest Dinner Club event.

Price: $16/bowl for Mangalitsa Pork Belly Ramen with 63 degree egg, mushrooms, home-made ramen noodles in a pork miso broth.

We like to keep our casual events simple by having only one flavor of ramen and limited to the first 12 customers served first come-first serve. Payment by credit card using PayPal card reader, or cash (exact amount appreciated).

disclaimer: The payment is for a one-time membership to the Zest Dinner Club and not for food.

Please call 650 996 0487 or email zestdinnerclub@gmail.com with any questions.

Ramen Event Saturday February 2nd, 2013

Location: Palo Alto @ 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Mitchell Park

Price: $15/bowl for Pork Belly Ramen and $30/bowl for Pork Belly Ramen with supplemental

We are going to keep it simple and having only one flavor, a broth made from chicken and pork topped with pork belly, shredded pork shoulder, and a 63 degree egg or soft-boiled egg.

For a supplemental fee, there will be an additional topping available. Please email labombilladc@gmail.com for details of the ingredient. Quantities limited to 4 servings @ $15 supplemental.

We are only serving a maximum of 20 bowls of ramen and you must buy a ticket electronically. There will be no cash transactions.

Tips are appreciated.

We hope to see you out there. In case of rain, we will have a canopy or find an alternative location.

The deadline to buy tickets will be 2 hours before the event, unfortunately we cannot make exceptions. We are not a restaurant, and the ticket cost is a one time membership to La Bombilla Dinner Club.

A sample photo of the ramen with supplemental ingredient is posted: The dish on Saturday will have a lot more pork….

Taking To The Street – Ramen Pop Up

Location: Palo Alto @ 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Mitchell Park

Price: $16/bowl for Pork Belly Ramen with Dessert and $25/bowl for Pork Belly Ramen with Supplemental and Dessert

Instead of a full-blown dinner event, we are going to serve a pork ramen course with a dessert.

Since this is our first “casual” event we are keeping it simple and having only one flavor of ramen. The ramen will be a broth made from chicken, beef, and pork and topped with a lot of slow cooked pork belly and a 63 degree egg.

A sample photo of the ramen: The dish on Wednesday will have a lot more pork….

For a supplemental fee, there will be an additional topping available. Please email loren@labombilladc.com for details of the ingredient. There will only be six servings available.

Dessert will be mochi with a yogurt mousse and raspberry filling.

We are only serving up 20 bowls of ramen and you must buy a ticket electronically since there will be no cash transactions. No tips, just ramen goodness. Luckily with any smart phone, you can pay via Brownpaper Tickets at the location.

We hope to see you out there…

Come Join La Bombilla in Pacifica on August 18th..


We are very close to selling the minimum amount of tickets needed to guarantee our location on August 18th, but we need more. This menu is very exciting and offers a Japanese influence with a modernist touch. Influences are from the great restaurants of Alinea, Le Bernardin, El Bulli, Morimoto, and Momofuku.

If interested, please take a look at the August 18th event details at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/262503

The location is truly beautiful and very convenient to SF, and the Peninsula.

Warm regards,


La Bombilla’s August 18th Menu

La Bombilla’s next dinner will take place August 18th, 2012 in Pacifica, CA starting at 7:00 p.m.  The dinner is hosted at a location that will allow you to bring your own wine or beer while being able to view us cooking in the kitchen. To assist we will provide wine pairing advice for our guests. This event should last approximately 3 hours.

The next dinner will have an Asian influence and a choice of fish or regular tasting menu. We look forward to offering a diverse and exciting menu. We reserve the right to make small changes to the menu based on ingredient availability to insure freshness and quality.

Last Minute Notes and Wine Pairing Suggestions for July 14th

Good Afternoon,

For those that have signed up, we are looking forward to serving you on Saturday evening at our location in Pacifica. We wanted to make one last mention that we do have seats available for Saturday so it’s not too late to join us. If you cannot make it, thank you for your interest and we hope to see you soon. Details are found here:

As promised, we wanted to give some guidance on the wine pairings before the event. In addition, we plan to serve a couple of cocktails during the course of the dinner.

For the vegetarian menu, we suggest crisp white wines or lite Spanish or Italian red wines.

For the regular menu, we suggest lite Spanish red wines and then later on in the menu, Cabernet, Malbec, or a Zin to balance out the foie gras.

We are very excited about this dinner and thank you very much for the support!

La Bombilla Dinner Club

Loren and Karen Crannell