Hecho Con Amor Dinner Series

It says “Hecho Con Amor” in big letters outside, because everything that goes on within our walls is a labor of love.  Towards the end of 2018, as we sat in our hidden, private dining room upstairs, it got us thinking – what if this space could be used to let our chef friends host unique events?  A place where chefs without a current spot or with a passion for a certain style that didn’t fit their restaurant, could showcase their food amongst friends, family and curious food lovers.

Every month since January 2019, we’ve welcomed a variety of talented chefs, cookbook authors and food writers to host and cook events that have celebrated a multitude of cuisines. Past guests have included our very own Executive Chef Saw Naing cooking a Burmese-Indian feast with his mom, a Cal-Italian dinner with Michael Fiorelli, a Mediterranean-inspired meal by Cookbook Market’s Grace-Bush Vineberg, a nostalgic pop-up by Karen Palmer’s Pain Pizza, an Ayurvedic feast with Surya Spa’s Martha Soffer and more.

Check back here for details on forthcoming dinners, or you can join our e-mail list to be notified as soon as tickets go on sale!

The Schedule

Wednesday, July 24 at 7:00 p.m. – Oyster Party with Morro Bay Oyster Company – It’s nearly summer and we can think of nothing more refreshing than slurping down some ice old oysters with a margarita. We’re so excited to welcome our friends Neal Maloney (Founder) and Brad Mathews (Chef) for a Central Coast-inspired Oyster and Seafood Party!

We’ll kick things off with a cocktail hour and open raw bar, showcasing their signature Pacific Gold Oysters, followed by a 4-course dinner featuring a composed oyster dish, local sea urchin tostada, Santa Barbara spot prawn and crispy fried oyster po-boy.

$75 per person for an open raw bar and seated dinner. Wine, beer and a signature cocktail will be available for purchase that night.  Tickets go on sale on Monday, June 24 at 10:00 a.m., so check back then, as seats will be limited!