Bocanova in Jack London Square Celebrates Third Anniversary

On Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 6:00 p.m., Bocanova invites diners to celebrate their third anniversary with dinner, drinks, live music and an auction benefiting the Oakland Fund for the Arts. The evening begins with a cocktail reception and live music from Ghost Town Gospel, followed by a 6-course menu from Executive Chef John Ledbetter, with beer and wine pairings. Silent auction items will include Disneyland Park Hopper tickets, passes to Beach Blanket Babylon and the California Academy of Sciences, and a week-long vacation in a Balboa Island Beach House, to name a few; there will also be a raffle offering bidders an Instant Wine Cellar including 25 wines.

The mission of Oakland Fund for the Arts (OFFTA) is to raise money for hands-on arts education programs for kids in underserved Oakland public schools. To learn more about the OFFTA, please visit

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Anniversary Dinner Menu

Passed Hors d’Oeuvres

Corn & Mushroom “Espresso”

Huarache with Figs, Salami & Blue Cheese

Cured Salmon with Cucumber Jam & Goat Cheese

Malanga Fritters with Cilantro Aioli

Crudo Station

Drakes Farm Oysters on the Half Shell with Lime Salsa

Pacific Rockfish Ceviche?Mango & Aji Amarillo

Calamari Ceviche?Pico de Gaillo

Salad Station

Garden Lettuce Salad? Mustard Vinaigrette

Heirloom Tomato Salad with Romesco Dressing

Entrée Station

Spanish Mackerel Escabeche

Spit Roasted Prime Rib

Whole Roasted Suckling Pig

Assorted Salsas & Condiments

Vegetable Station

Fresh Shelling Bean & Corn Stew

Sauteed Summer Squash with Little Gem & Spiced Peanuts

Roasted Blue Potatoes, Garlic & Tomato Confit with Epazote

Shishito Peppers with Trapani Sea Salt


Churros with Mexican Chocolate Sauce

Key Lime Tarts with Guava Sauce

Warm Chocolate Bread Pudding

Assorted Galletita


When:   August 30, 2012; 6:00 ? 9:00 p.m.

Cocktail Hour from 6:00 ? 7:00 p.m. ; Dinner and Auction from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Where:   Bocanova
55 Webster Street (in Jack London Square)
Oakland, CA 94607

Price:    Tickets are $100.00 per person; inclusive of food, wine, beer, tax and gratuity

Reservations:    Space is limited; to purchase tickets, please visit

Information:    For more information on Bocanova, please visit and, or follow @Bocanova on Twitter.