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San Francisco Gluten-Free & Paleo Pop-Up Dinners by Zenbelly Catering

I’ve been to quite a few pop-up dinners in the last few years and I have to say, they are some of the most fun I’ve had while dining out. They’re always centered around great food and for the most part, great people.

The one problem that I’ve had at many of these pop-ups is that there’s no guarantee that I’ll be able to eat everything on the menu as they’re rarely a dedicated GF event — I then of course find myself in the never ending Q&A session with either the host or the server. While I’m used to this sort of thing, the thought of going to an event centered around gluten-free food — put on by somebody who understands why I’m gluten-free and by someone who appreciates awesome food — seems like a dream come true.

Enter Simone Shifnadel of Zenbelly Catering. She’s not someone who has celiac disease herself, but is a die-hard devotee of the paleo diet which is of course 100% gluten-free. She gets the importance of the gluten-free diet to both those with celiac disease and those who follow a gluten-free diet out of choice. This being said, I feel safe.

While I’m in L.A. and these pop-ups are in San Francisco, I’m not sure if I’ll be able to make it this time around, but if you happen to be in San Francisco, you’d be crazy not to try and make it to one of these events. Simone’s menus are really amazing and something that I’ve been sharing here for a while now. If you do happen to make it to one of her dinners, please do share your experiences with us here.

San Francisco Gluten-Free & Paleo Pop-Ups by Zenbelly

In the mean time, take a look at this sample menu Simone has put together:

Zenbelly Catering Presents

Organic farm to table dinners at Food Lab in downtown San Francisco

The Menu:

100% gluten-free & predominantly Paleo, sourcing grassfed meats from Fallon Hills Ranch in West Marin and organic produce from Miramonte Farms in San Juan Batista.

ONE

fresh nectarines | arugula | crispy pancetta | plum vinaigrette

early girl tomatoes | fresh herbs | reduced balsamic | unfiltered CA olive oil

grown-up greens | feta cheese | strawberries | toasted almonds

TWO

Moroccan spiced bone-in Fallon Hills pork chop | Stone Fruit Slaw

Grilled Fallon Hills Flank Steak | Chimichurri | tallow fries

Wild salmon | coconut green curry | cauliflower rice

PEI mussels | white wine, garlic & grassfed butter | tallow fries | Bread Srsly sourdough

Moroccan Chickpea & roasted vegetable stew | cauliflower rice | mint yogurt [v]

THREE

grainfree brownie | coconut ice cream | coconut whip

summer berries & whipped cream | almond shortcake

grain-free carrot cake | cream cheese maple frosting

artisan cheeses | figs & marcona almonds

3 courses | $32

additional sides | $7.

tallow fries

sweet potato fries

collard greens with ham hocks

Bread Srsly bread basket | grassfed butter

Food is prepared in a kitchen that is not gluten-free.

We will take all precautions to avoid cross contamination.

menu subject to change.

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About Chris Armstrong

I created the Celiac Handbook website in 2004. It has evolved into a portal for new (and old) ideas related to healthy and sustainable gluten-free living and avoiding the usual pitfalls of the gluten-free junk food market.

 

Disclaimer

This article is for informational purposes only, and is educational in nature. Statements made here have not been evaluated by the FDA. This article is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Please discuss with your own, qualified health care provider before adding in supplements or making any changes in your diet.

  • http://twitter.com/zestbakery zestbakery

    we went! like you, we thought it would be nice not to interrogate the host. My favorite was the tallow sweet potato fries. yum. Look forward to going again and trying everything we didn’t get the chance to order!

    • http://www.photopolitic.com/ Chris Armstrong

      Yes, I hope I get the chance to get up to SF to try everything Simone makes. As anyone who read this site knows, I’m a fan.

  • http://twitter.com/zestbakery zestbakery

    we went! like you, we thought it would be nice not to interrogate the host. My favorite was the tallow sweet potato fries. yum. Look forward to going again and trying everything we didn’t get the chance to order!

    • http://www.celiachandbook.com Chris Armstrong

      Yes, I hope I get the chance to get up to SF to try everything Simone makes. As anyone who read this site knows, I’m a fan.