3rd Cousin Pop Up Dinner
Through EnjoyFresh App
For those of you in the know about the San Francisco Food scene and new App’s you probably already know about the App EnjoyFresh. EnjoyFresh is a marketplace for culinary experiences. EnjoyFresh allows users to search unique food experiences around them. From pop-ups, to tasting menus, chef’s tables, off-menu dishes and beyond. Food lovers can connect with talented local chefs and restaurants to explore off menu dishes and unique food events
I learned about it through a fellow foodie friend Nicole. The same Nicole you’ve seen in my Sprouts Cooking Club volunteer posts. She knows what a huge fan I am of new, fabulous restaurants so she invited me to try out the new app, Enjoy Fresh and join her for dinner at one of the restaurants they feature called, 3rd Cousin. I had never used an app to reserve or buy a dinner reservation, although I’d heard of the success similar restauranteurs Lazy Bear had selling tickets to their pop up restaurant.
Details to know about the app and buying tickets to 3rd Cousin.
- Tickets go on sale a week prior to the date you’re planning to attend.
- Prix Fixe Dinner tickets are $75 (with the option to buy wine by the glass or a bottle at the restaurant).
- There is not assigned seating. Come on time or early if you’re particular about where you sit.
- The Appetizers are passed in the foyer entrance area before being seated at the dining tables
- There may be additional add ons to the menu. The night I attended was truffle night (YUM) so Nicole and I both immediately said “yes please” to the truffle option (pay attention as that was a $25 addition to the $75 pre paid dinner cost).
- There is a LOT of food in a good way. This is not a price fixe meal that you’ll leave feeling hungry or unsatisfied. So come hungry and try everything!
My experience at the pop up was very positive. I arrived late (due to challenging Bernal Heights parking), and the rest of the room was seated and enjoying some delicious fresh bread. Since I was late I missed the majority of the appetizers that were served in the front foyer entrance. So note to self, if you want to try everything, don’t be late!
The Chef behind 3rd Cousin is Greg Lutes. He’s originally from the midwest (my kind of guy), is super friendly, approachable, experienced, and wants to bring an intimate community setting to his dining experience with fabulous food. For more on Chef Greg’s background, read this fabulous post on Chef Greg Lutes and 3rd Cousin Restaurant.
The Pop Up Restaurant Interior. A super cool space, with dimly lit lighting (evident from the pictures below) but a great space also available for private events
Taking a peak in the kitchen as Chef Greg preparing the salads.
Roasted Beets, Fennel and Burrata Fritter. Probably the most gorgeous Beet Salad I’ve ever had! And just as delicious as it looks.
Seared Sea Scallop and Crisp Heritage Pork Belly
Mixed grille of Venison, Akaushi NY, & Marquez Sausage
Parsnip and Apple Cake
The super cute charming check
Me and Chef Greg Lutes
The space empty without the Pop Up dining tables
What do you think?