Thursday, January 2, 2014


Proceeds from Evening Will Benefit Oakland’s Lighthouse Community Charter School


What:                        Jack London Square’s Pan-American restaurant, Bocanova, is hosting its January Supper Club with a slight twist and participating in the Oakland Restaurant Association’s “Dine & Unwind” restaurant series on Thursday, January 9, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. This month’s dining series benefits the Oakland Lighthouse Community Charter School, and Bocanova will donate 15% of the dinner’s proceeds to the school.

                                    Chef/Owner Rick Hackett has created a five-course, family-style menu featuring his ever-popular sustainable seafood dishes. The dinner is $72.00 per person, including wine flight pairings. Bocanova’s Sommelier Gerardo Acevedo and Wine Club Director David Fetcho will collaborate on wine flight pairings, highlighting the wines from Oakland’s Stage Left Cellars.

“Dine & Unwind” is a monthly restaurant series hosted by the Oakland Restaurant Association in partnership with The Oakland Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and Visit Oakland. The series celebrates Oakland’s dynamic culinary scene by moving to a different venue each month and partnering with a local organization of the restaurant’s choice to donate a portion of the evening’s proceeds.


Details:                     Chef Rick’s menu for Thursday, January 9, 2014:


Mackerel Rillette—toast points


Clam, White Bean & Pork Chowder—smoked paprika


Grilled Quinoa Stuffed Calamari—pisco sauce


Sea Bass, Poached Egg & Dungeness Crab Salad—sauce gribiche


Caramelized Beets—chive vinaigrette

Bitter Greens, Cabbage & Apple—raisins, pinenuts


Chocolate Pound Cake-Brazilizn pumpkin cream

Housemade Chocolates


When:                        Thursday, January 9, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.

Where:                              Bocanova
55 Webster Street (in Jack London Square)
Oakland, CA 94607-510.444.1233

COST:                          A five-course, family-style menu with paired wines is $72.00 per person; exclusive of tax and gratuity
RESERVATIONS:      Reservations can be made by calling 510-444-1233 or through OpenTable.
Information:           For more information on Bocanova, please visit    and, or follow @Bocanova on Twitter. 

Media Contact:   For the full menu, photos, or to arrange an interview, please contact Casey Colesworthy at Wagstaff Worldwide, 415-274-2510;     
About Bocanova
Located at 55 Webster Street on the waterfront of Oakland’s Jack London Square with unparalleled views of the yacht harbor, Bocanova celebrates Pan-American cuisine under the direction of Chef/Owner Rick Hackett and Executive Chef John Jackson. Its menu integrates locally sourced ingredients with recipes inspired by regions throughout the Americas, creating delicious New World dishes while simultaneously acknowledging their connection with the cuisines of the Mediterranean. The beverage program is an extension of the restaurant’s cuisine, with the wine menu offering varieties from the New World, Spain and Portugal, and seasonally-inspired hand-crafted cocktails from the bar. The hours are Monday through Wednesday 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., Thursday and Friday 11:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., and Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. For more information and to make reservations, contact Bocanova at 510-444-1233 or visit

About Lighthouse Community Charter School

Founded by a small, committed group of teachers and parents, Lighthouse Community Charter School opened its doors in 2002. Dedicated to serving a student population historically underserved by the traditional school system, Lighthouse provides a much-needed option for students and their families in East Oakland. Eighty-five percent of Lighthouse students are low-income, 75% are learning English as a second language, and 90% are the first in their family to go to college. With a mission of preparing a diverse K-12 student population for college and a career of their choice, Lighthouse's innovative educational design features low student to teacher ratios; school-wide focus on literacy; hands-on, real world projects; classes in home-language, PE, art, music, and access to counseling. This approach has resulted in remarkable accomplishments: 95% of their graduating classes have been accepted to a 4-year college. For more information and to learn how to be involved, please visit


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