Ravi Kapur's first pop-up at Citizens Band went down on Monday without a hitch. Quoth Kapur, "the response Monday night was very positive...it feels pretty natural to do it a few more times and I gotta say it was super fun." The festivities will continue under the name Liholiho Yacht Club for the next three Mondays (until March 12). And a drumroll, please, for Kapur's shiny new Facebook page, where you can see pictures of what was served. Going forward, he'll offer basically the same menu as last time. It includes a first and second course, each made up of 5 dishes served "dinner party style," and two sweets served in the same fashion. So you get 12 dishes for $65, including tax and gratuity. Beverages are extra.
Apparently people went bananas for his Korean fried quail, so there will be be more of it served at subsequent dinners. And the Hawaiian-sounding name? It's inspired by Kapur's uncle who used to support his catamaran sailing habit by throwing parties on Maui with live music and beer. He named the gatherings Liholiho Yacht Club, after the street they were on when the idea struck. Ravi picked up the name in the same spirit: to do what you can to keep doing what you love.
At the San Francisco version of Liholiho Yacht Club, Kapur says the menu may switch up after March 12, but he's going to see how it goes. With his newborn son it's better now to keep things flexible: "The plan is, there is no plan."