Well, this is a very exciting time of the year for us here at the Rocket! Our 5 Year Anniversary is coming up and we have some fun things planned for the weekend of 5/31-6/2 (June 1st being our official anniversary date.) A few other events will be happening before then, and those are outlined below. Just click on the active links for more detailed information about any events you are interested in, and please mark your calendars now so you don’t forget to stop by on June 1st for our special Anniversary Clam Bake!
Saturday, May 11th: Vegan Cooking Class with Chef Jenn
Sunday, May 12th: Mother’s Day Prix Fixe Menu
Thursday, May 16th: Grant & Roger Guest Bartending Night
Our good friends and neighbors Grant Ferrier and Roger Lewis of South Park will be guest bartending for us from 6-10pm, and each of them will be creating a special mixed drink featuring some of their favorite local ingredients. Grant runs this farm in Fallbrook that we got our beautiful blood oranges from this spring, and Roger is a former restauranteur and current advocate for sustainable city planning and development. Grant and Roger will be mixing up several blood orange inspired drinks such as “martinis,” spritzers, a randy, and sangria. Blood oranges are at the end of their season, so this will probably be your last chance to sample beverages made with these amazing little fruits!
Saturday, May 18th: North Park Festival of the Arts, 11am-6pm
Just a friendly reminder about this long-standing arts & music street fair! Go, have fun, it’s your neighborhood!
Monday, May 27th: We will be CLOSED in observance of Memorial Day this year.
Thursday, May 30th: 30th on 30th will kick off our anniversary weekend with a cask-tapping of Rough Draft’s Weekday IPA with Grapefruit (brewed just for our special weekend!) Guest Chef Rob Rubalcaba will prepare our food pairings for the night: Raw Ahi or Vegan Tostadas made with beans, sushi rice, wasabi-avocado, serrano, and sriracha topped with shredded cabbage and pico de gallo.
Friday, May 31st – Sunday, June 2nd: Sea Rocket Bistro 5 Year Anniversary Events!
We’ll be hosting a 5-hour long Clam Bake on Saturday, June 1st, a 5-Course Pairing Menu Friday through Sunday nights, and offering $5 Champagne all weekend long! Can you see the theme?? ;-) Our 5 for $55 Pairing Menu details will be announced next week on our blog, so check back here or on facebook for details and updates as this weekend approaches.
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