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White Truffles Are Here; Off the Grid Back in Berkeley

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SAN FRANCISCOWhite truffle season is upon us, and a few spots will be shaving the precious gems for the occasion: Perbacco is running a menu of options like tajarin and sunchoke sformatino from tomorrow through November 23rd; Delfina is offering a la carte truffle dishes from November 18-21; and Spruce is hosting a special white truffle dinner next Tuesday. [EaterWire]

BERKELEY—After getting shut down for having too much of an impact on brick-and-mortar businesses, Off the Grid North Berkeley is getting a second chance at life, with 8-12 food trucks occupying a Sunday-night slot at the North Berkeley BART station's parking lot, beginning in January. The official announcement is still pending BART approval. [Berkeleyside Nosh]

PACIFIC HEIGHTS—Tomorrow night, SPQR will welcome chef John Sundstrom of Seattle's Lark for a special guest chef stint, where he'll prepare dishes like Alaskan spot prawn with roe butter and hamachi crudo with preserved lemon and green olive. Acclaimed Italian winery Nino Negri Vineyards will also be on hand with their Lombardian nebbiolo vintages. [EaterWire]

OUTER RICHMONDCassava is hosting two special sake-pairing dinners this month with an assist from Keiichiro Kurobe, a sous chef at Luce with an extensive list of credits in NYC in Tokyo. The dinner this Friday will feature Sake Tengoku's Stuart Norris, while a sequel on November 16 will have Kurobe himself in the kitchen with Kristoffer Toliao. Here's the menu; reservations can be made at their website. [EaterWire]


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