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Summer Potluck..... at Surfas Test Kitchen!

  • Surfas Test Kitchen

    8777 W. Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA (map)

    34.025955 -118.390266

  • Price: $9.00 /per person

    Refund policy

























    The list!

    1. Appetizers



    2. Salad and Sides



    3. Entree

    -Temaki zushi (most likely..)

    w/ Hamachi, sake, maguro, ika, ebi, negitoro, unagi or anago, tarako, ikura, tobiko, shiso, kyuuri, avocado, kaiware, enoki, shiitake amani, natto, tamago, takuan, asparagus, yamagobono misozuke.


    4. Dessert

    -Fruit pie (Sarah)


    5. Beverage






    Hi everyone,


    The great potluck at Martha's house recently prompted me to plan more, but with a little twist)

    Hope you like this idea of mine as I wonder now how come I didn't think of it much earlier! lol  Well, most of the members of this group love to cook (or learn to cook) and it really reflects on the quality of the food we get at any of our potlucks - we're serious about food!)

    Then, why not we have a potluck at Surfas kitchen this summer?  You will have a chance to cook at the professional kitchen yourself or with others or watch others cook - all you have to bring is the food ingredients if you want to cook, or you can even ask other members to cook for you if you can negotiate)  And you don't have to worry about the hot summer weather and can use appliances and utensils in the kitchen to cook from scratch, or finish up cooking or re-heating.  I myself already have some ideas on what to cook.

    As usual, I'll maintain a list of food to be cooked or brought for the potluck, sorted by categories.  For example, here's the list for the last potluck at Martha's:


    List of foods/beverages:

    1. Appetizers

    -Quinoia w kale salad (Flora)

    -French onion tarte, Pisaladier (Martha Holden)

    -Grapefruit guacamole & homemade pita chips (Brenda)

    -Black bean hummas with stuff to dip (Martha's guest)


    2. Salads

    -Couscous salad (Eva)

    -Mushroom quiche (Maxine)

    -Jello fruit salad (Meg)

    -Ambrosia salad (Maureen)

    -German Potato Salad (Kathleen Tobin)

    -Roasted corn, tomato & avocado, cotija salad (Barrie)

    -Fresh fruit salad (Hilda)


    3. Sides

    -Summer squash casserole and some chicken wings (Martha's guest)

    -Pasta Salad with salami, provolone and cherry tomatoes (Martha)

    -Filipino noodles called Pancit Malabon (Rowena)

    -Kabocha and beans (Louis)

    -Mung bean noodle w shrimp, pork and cilantro (Sally)

    -Tori meshi w chicken, carrot, shiitake, gobo, konnyaku and abura age (Sally)


    4. Entree (aka protein - meat, seafood, beans, tofu, etc)

    -Quiche/Cheesy Tart (Ming)

    -Carne Asada (Teena)

    -Marinated Filipino Chicken for BBQ (Flora)

    -Kahlua pork and buns (Martha)

    -Asian Baby Back Ribs (Robert T)

    -Black bean patties with lots of veggies (Patrick)

    -Squid, shimeji mushroom and celery sauteed in garlic butter, sake and lemon juice (Sally)

    -Steak skewers (Liz do)


    5. Dessert and Beverage

    -Cookies (Martha)

    -Chocolate cake (Martha)

    -Mexican pastries (Martha B)

    -Fresh guava juice and watermelon juice (Flora)

    -Wine (Jonathan)

    -Sangria (Martha)

    -Soda (Erica)

    -Iced green tea (Alejandro)


    Hope the new list would also look like this:-)


    To attend, please sign up with $9 prepayment by Paypal (that's my way to prevent too many flakes - last-minute cancellations and no-shows as people tend to flake if they haven't paid.)  When RSVP, please also indicate what you're planning to bring if you know already. If you're planning to cook in the kitchen and need any specific condiments or appliances in cooking, please let me know as well so that I can check with Surfas.


    The $9 fee is to help me pay the kitchen rental fee and buy plastic plates, utensils, etc, to minimize the cleanup time.  Yes, it probably won't be enough, but I'm willing to pay the difference by myself as I truly believe this would be a great opportunity for my members to meet, maybe cook together, and of course eat together and have lots of fun!

    The kitchen will be rented for three hours from 11am to 2pm.  I'm planning to start the meal around 12:30pm.  If you want to cook, you can come earlier after 10am. If you just want to show up and eat the food, you can come around 12:30-1pm.  And it would be great if you can help set up or clean up.


    Hope to see you there!




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  • Eva

    Unexpected birthday celebration on Saturday night and I won't be back until after the meetup.

    August 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can I just make something from home instead of cooking it there?

    1 · July 17, 2013

    • Sally


      July 17, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I will RSVP closer to the date...

      July 20, 2013

  • Kristina H.

    I will be out of town for the weekend!

    July 19, 2013

  • eve b.

    Think I'll wait a little closer to the date to commit to a particular dish. That way Sally can steer me to what is needed. Would probablyl prefer to cook at home...not sure yet.

    July 18, 2013

  • Sarah B.

    okay, I'll be there to make pie.

    1 · July 18, 2013

  • Sarah B.

    Sally, do you think I should make a couple of pies?

    1 · July 17, 2013

    • Sally

      Oooooooooooooh yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!­!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!­!!!!!!))

      July 17, 2013

  • Martha

    Spanish innvasion will be in full swing!

    1 · July 17, 2013

    • Sally

      Oh, yeah.... Forgot about it.. Next time!

      1 · July 17, 2013


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