January 29, 2010

Valentine's Day is Coming Up Fast: And We Have Some Tickets Left

Valentine’s Day. Every year you know it’s coming. And somehow every year you’re scrambling to plan something unique, a night that exceeds the former.

Well, this year The Phoenix Supper Club presents our first annual Valentine’s weekend. Our February 14th event is sold out. But we do have tickets left to our Saturday night, February 13th event. Yes, we’re serving nine, wine-paired course.

The night will commence with champagne when you arrive at your first location. Unaware of where the night will take you, we’ll whisk you away in a limo to an undisclosed place. When you finally arrive, you’ll find yourself in a transformed space, where servers are dressed impeccably and live jazz plays in the background.

Not your typical Saturday night out. This evening will definitely leave an imprint. Please email, reservations@thephoenixsupperclub.com or call (415)971-1413 to make a reservation.

Tommy Halvorson takes on MSF Last Night

Last night at Mission Street Food, proved to be a huge success. The restaurant was packed all evening long and no one could get enough of that delicious parisienne gnocchi or maple glazed pork belly.

What a novel idea? Bringing in great chefs to put their flare on modern-day street food. And giving a portion of the proceeds to organizations in need, genius.

I would definitely urge all of you to be apart of this brilliance. Not only for the scrumptious grub but also for the friendly prices. Where else can you try everything on the menu and get out for 20 bucks a head?

Keep updated on future chefs joining MSF through their blog, http://blog.missionstreetfood.com/.

January 27, 2010

Flickr Holiday Party Wrap Up

Tis’ the season to indulge with your co-workers, and that’s just what Flickr did.

The Phoenix Supper Club threw Flickr’s 2009 Holiday Party and from a first-hand witness, everyone had an exceptional time.

The Jellyfish Gallery was transformed into an a la carte restaurant for the night where small plates were served to order and drinks were unlimited.

The DJ was one of Flickr’s very own employees, spinning funky, soul influenced beats, transforming the space completely.

And who could forget the ridiculous gift exchange? Check out the pictures and you’ll see what I mean, http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikepanchenko/4182782000/in/set-72157622994046956

All I can say is what a lively group. How can I get invited next year?

January 26, 2010

Executive Chef of The Phoenix Supper Club, Tommy Halvorson, takes on Mission Street Food

Mission Street Food, you may have heard of it. Or maybe you’ve even seen that colossal line on Thursday nights outside of a tiny Chinese restaurant on Mission Street. Well Lung Shan, is it’s name and the base camp for this bi-weekly event. Every Thursday and Saturday night, guest chefs present their original items for a friendly price. Better yet, a portion of the proceeds go to non-profits.

This week, January 28th, Tommy Halvorson, the Executive Chef of The Phoenix Supper Club will be showcasing some of his “Simple and Wintery” dishes. Some of the proceeds will benefit 826 Valencia, which supports students ages 6-18 to develop their writing skills and assists teachers in getting students exciting about writing.

Furthermore, MSF will be donating some of their proceeds to Meals on Wheels, which helps seniors get nutritious meals.

Check out the blog for the menu and additional information, http://blog.missionstreetfood.com/.

January 22, 2010

Martini Life Picks Up PSC's Valentine's Weekened Events

Courtesy of Martini Life:

Let us warn you that Valentine's Day is fast approaching.

Let us further warn you that if you have not made a reservation for the evening, the time is now. But don't worry, we've made the choice of romantic dinners incredibly easy, by finding the best one. Maybe ever.

The recently launched Phoenix Supperclub takes romance and intrigue to a whole new level. The night of your reservation, you and your guest will be picked up by limo and delivered at a secret San Francisco location. So secret, in fact, that you don't know where you're going until you arrive.

What you can know is that the nine course, wine-paired meal prepared by Tommy Halvorson (of Bix, Gary Danko, and Chez Panisse... now that's a resume) will be immaculate and delicious.

Robin Rinaldi of 7x7 attended recently and really whet our appetites, saying that said location "might be a modern gallery or rambling mansion. ... Dinner takes hours, and you will leave heavily buzzed, if not happily drunk." Wow. Her entire experience is mouthwatering, and well worth reading.

The supperclub happens every Saturday, but we think their special Valentine's weekend dinner is just too good to pass up. And they're taking reservations now. Get on it.

January 20, 2010

7 x 7 Features The Phoenix Supper Club on “Bits + Bites”

 Courtesy of Robin Rinaldi from 7x7:

The Phoenix Supperclub, "A Roaming Restaurant," Launches

If you’re tired of the same old SF restaurant grind—last week Flour + Water, this week Barbacco, next week Frances—you might want to try something a little different and go underground. For upwards of $200 per person, the newly launched Phoenix Supperclub, a “roaming restaurant” created by chef Tommy Halvorson (of Bix ,Gary Danko, Chez Panisse), will whisk you up in a limo, deliver you to a “secret San Francisco location” that might be a modern gallery or rambling mansion, and serve you nine langorous, wine-paired courses. You won’t know where you’re going until you arrive.

On a recent Saturday night, the supperclub hosts instructed me to arrive at Jardiniere’s lounge for a cocktail at 7pm. Soon a limo arrived and drove several Supperclub patrons to a mansion overlooking Alamo Square, where the first floor had been transformed into a speakeasy. A live jazz combo crooned away as we were served course after course of Halvorson’s classic dishes—think olive oil-poached Kobe beef with a morel sformato, pan-seared scallops with grapefruit and braised escarole, and pain perdu for dessert. Dinner takes hours, and you will leave heavily buzzed, if not happily drunk. Luckily you won’t need to drive home; the limo awaits you. The Supperclub happens every Saturday, and is taking reservations now for Valentine’s Day. Given how much the element of surprise tends to help induce romance, I’d recommend it.


January 19, 2010

Valentine's Weekend Menu: Click Image to Expand

To make a reservation please email reservations@thephoenixsupperclub.com or call 415.971.1413.

January 18, 2010

PSC Special Events: Valentine's Weekend


The Phoenix Supper Club presents a special event over Valentine’s weekend. Saturday, February 13th, we’re serving nine, wine-paired courses.   

The night will commence with champagne when you arrive at your first location.  Unaware of where the night will take you, we’ll whisk you away in a limo to an undisclosed place. When you finally arrive, you’ll find yourself in a transformed space, where servers are dressed impeccably and live jazz plays in the background.

This is the perfect evening to spend with your loved one or for a group looking to celebrate together. Please email, reservations@thephoenixsupperclub.com or call (415) 971-1413 to make a reservation.
A night that will not be soon forgotten.

January 17, 2010

The Phoenix Supper Club brings you EAT at 111 Minna

The Phoenix Supper Club not only brings you fine dining, with five to nine, wine paired courses held at secret locations. Now, we’re also tapping into tapas-style street food at EAT at 111 Minna every Monday night. Executive Chef of The Phoenix Supper Club, Tommy Halvorson, puts together a delicious, price friendly menu while music journalist Crystal S. Yang, books upcoming DJs to set the mood.

For those of you who haven’t been to 111 Minna, imagine contemporary art gallery meets local bar. Come in anytime between 5pm and 10pm and we’ll serve up some delicious food from $3 to $9. No cover charge and the food is cash only. Keep up with the blog if you’re interested, the menu and live music are always changing. http://eatat111minna.blogspot.com/

January 13, 2010

The Phoenix Supper Club Website Undergoes a Transformation

Thank you for checking out The Phoenix Supper Club blog as our website is going through some construction. We’re in the midst of an image overhaul and our revised site should be up and running by the beginning of February. Until then, please check out the blog for upcoming events and additional information. If you have any added questions or would like to place a reservation please call us at (415) 971-1413 or email lauren@thephoenixsupperclub.com. 

January 12, 2010

Tommy Halvorson, Executive Chef of the Phoenix Supper Club

After retiring from a short career in competitive freeskiing, Tommy moved to San Francisco to finish his formal education and further explore his passion for cooking. He since graduated from UC Berkeley and has gained valuable experience in some of the best kitchens in the bay area including Eccolo, Adagia, Gary Danko, and Chez Panisse. He also had the privilege of being Bruce Hill’s sous chef at Bix as well as Tom Rippy’s sous at Betty Zlatchin Catering. Tommy has now ventured to create The Phoenix Supper Club that, he feels, draws on all of his past experience and represents the best elements of San Francisco food culture.

January 11, 2010

Urban Daddy Promotes The Phoenix Supper Club

Yes, one of the most “in the know” publications, Urban Daddy, has good things to say about PSC. They write about cutting-edge trends in metropolitan areas and according to them we’re “The Latest in Underground Supperclubs.”

If you’d like to check it out, click on the following click to their article,

January 10, 2010

The Perfect Spot SF joins us at The Phoenix Supper Club

Courtesy of Virginia Miller, The Perfect Spot SF: 

Meet at a corner disclosed when making a reservation to Phoenix Supper Club’s Loretto dinner. A limo awaits with champagne and about 10 other guests all guessing where you’ll be dining. October 24, the first Loretto dinner, brought us to historical Haas-Lilienthal House/Museum, where we were ushered to candlelit tables and entertained by live jazz from lovely vocalist, Sabrina Modelle, with pianist.

A nine course meal (each course paired with wines) follows from Chef Tommy Halvorson, creating delicious, delicate (but never fussy) dishes covering all food groups from vegetables to fish to a range of meats, portioned small enough to leave room, though I was heartily full by the end.

The Renaissance Man and I savored a romantic hour at our own table initially, but we’d made friends in the limo and talking across our neighboring tables, felt the evening begged for a communal aspect. We asked to have our tables moved together halfway through the meal when the evening turned into festive dinner party. Eventually more tables and guests intermingled, an ideal trajectory for the evening (and maybe future dinners?) to take. With three seatings of 10 or so people arriving every half hour, the gathering grew, while remaining intimate.

With each dinner different in location and menu, Loretto comes at a high cost ($220!) But it’s fine dining plus, with points for romance, intrigue and surprise… a one-of-a-kind birthday or anniversary dinner. If the communal aspect is encouraged, it can also operate as a unique dinner party.

In a sea of pop-up dinners and supperclubs these days, the concept of classy, comfortable speakeasy dining with live jazz is one that actually excites me. At about half the price, there’s also Mephisto, a five course dinner series with speakeasy surprise locales (minus a limo), so choices abound. The next Loretto dinner is this Saturday, 11/21.

January 9, 2010

San Francisco Photographer, Joseph Schell, Captures a Night with The Phoenix Supper Club

Joseph Schell, starter of “Lonely Highway Media,” spends a night at one of our events and tells our story though pictures. This five-course dinner that took place at the Meridian Gallery downtown, proved to be a success. Not only was the food delicious, everyone had an amazing time. Take a look at the photos. http://thelonelyhighway.blogspot.com/2009/09/phoenix-supper-club-meridian-gallery.html

January 2, 2010

Tastytwosome Interviews Tommy Halvorson

Courtesy of Tastytwosome:

Exploring Underground Supper Clubs in SF: An Interview with Chef Tommy Halvorson of The Phoenix Supper Club-

Shh! Have you heard the buzz about underground supper clubs lately?

The Phoenix Supper Club is a new one for you to whisper about! Elegant fine dining at its best tucked away in local art galleries around the city transformed into a restaurant for one night.

Join me in this episode as I interview Chef Tommy Halvorson of Phoenix and he lets us in on his secrets of creating such fantastic degustations and the passion behind this month’s supper club.

-Love, LadyLeet

Click on the link to watch the interview, http://www.tastytwosome.com/?p=155#more-155