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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

The Wild Kitchen Pops Up for Several Dinners Before Hiatus

Posted By on Wed, Feb 22, 2012 at 11:00 AM

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The Wild Kitchen, the pop-up that makes San Franciscans' pants pop up, is back for several nights of dinner service before going on hiatus. Iso Rabins, the foraging mastermind behind it all, is teaming up with co-chef Thomas Martinez, formerly of Bar Tartine and Mission Beach, to create a menu that's entirely unique -- and almost entire foraged.

In particular, these meals will highlight local wild mushroom populations. "We're right at the end of mushroom season now, and it just started raining, so there are tons of mushrooms around. We're stuffing the menu with them. Black trumpets, hedgehogs, yellow foot, and bluets -- which you don't get much around here. Definitely exciting." Agreed!

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In addition, there will be uni that was wild-foraged up in Mendocino, and lots of other goodies are promised.

As far as taking a break, Rabins says they'll use the next couple of months to focus on fundraising for their upcoming incubator kitchen. "I've really been wanting to partner up with folks doing cool stuff around the bay for a while, and this is a really good opportunity."

He promises there will be more food coming in the future, but this is the last official Wild Kitchen dinner for quite some time, so if you have a hankering for a freshly dug meal, get up on this.

Dinners will take place Thursday, Feb. 23, through Sunday, Feb. 26, and you can find out more info and book tickets here. If you have restaurant experience and want to volunteer, let them know. Who knows, there might be a free feast of wild mushrooms in your near future!

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