After 16 years in Vietnam, chef Geoffrey Deetz is nearly ready to launch his first Vietnamese restaurant, The Temple Club, in Oakland. (He's aiming to open in mid- to late-September.) But first, Deetz will give diners a taste of what's to come through three pop-ups. The first one, on Friday, Sept. 1, will be an elaborate, 10-course meal focusing on dishes from Da Nang and Hoi An. Served family-style, the feast includes exciting ingredients such as pig ears, jellyfish, baby octopus, and durian. The second pop-up goes down on Tuesday, Sept. 5, and will focus on dishes from Hanoi as well as the season's abundance of tomatoes. The third and final pop-up on Friday, Sept. 8, will showcase a style of seafood dinner from coastal cities Da Nang and Phan Thiet, with lots of grilled proteins paired with herbs and dipping sauces.
The Temple Club, 2307 International Blvd., Oakland, templecluboakland.com