|Written by Amber Turpin|
Manresa sous chef Jacob Pilarski and Post Ranch Inn sous chef Matt Millea are teaming up again and stepping into the spotlight at the next pop-up dinner organized by Happy Girl Kitchen and featuring the vegetables of Dirty Girl Produce of Santa Cruz. The dinner at Happy Girl Kitchen Café in Pacific Grove on Sunday, October 7th will feature delicious harvest season vegetables, transformed by the highly creative chefs into an unforgettable feast.
Their pop-up dinner series has become wildly popular, not only for the amazing food, but also for the camaraderie that prevails over the farmhouse tables. Although the menu will be created the day of the event based on what ingredients are available, if their last dinner in July is any indication, it will be terrific.
“We’re a cannery, café and coffee house, and we love having community
events,” said Todd Champagne, co-owner of Happy Girl Kitchen. He
welcomed us to the space, full of vintage countryside aesthetic, a
patchwork of found and built materials, vivid colors and simple farm