Originally from New York, Chef Nelson German worked in restaurants in the Big Apple (Gramercy Park Hotel, Absinthe Wine Bar and Joseph’s Citarella) for 12 years before moving to the Bay. He jumped into San Francisco’s restaurant world with stints at Supperclub and Marbella, and since he lives in Oakland, he chose the town for the location of his first restaurant. AlaMar, which means “to the sea” in Spanish, focuses on local seafood and cocktails.
I’ve seen the chef and his wife (who are both really nice people) at several events around town, but I’ve never had a meal in the restaurant. There are so many interesting dishes on the menu, so we should check it out!
How do Local Oysters with cucumber, ginger cilantro essence and hickory smoked tabasco “caviar” sound? What about Roasted Bone Marrow with lemon garlic butter and moroccan chermoula firebrand toast or Bay Scallop Salad with mizuna, organic apple, fennel, pink grapefruit, candied almond and sriracha orange vinaigrette?
There are 14 spots and it’s $2 to save your seat (and help pay those meetup fees). The plan is to order lots of dishes, share everything and eat family-style. Try to bring cash so it will be easy to split the bill. Hope you can join us!
100 Grand Ave, Oakland
Thurs, 6/25, 7pm