Bocanova’s Announces Monthly Dinner Themes For Rick’s Supper Club

Bocanova Chef Owner Rick Hacket

Bocanova Chef Owner Rick Hacket

Owner/Chef Rick Hackett of Jack London Square’s Pan-American restaurant Bocanova, is continuing his monthly “Rick’s Supper Club” dinners in 2014, announcing the themes for February, March and April. Pulling inspiration from the Bay Area’s seasonal ingredients, purveyors and winemakers, the dinner series continues on the first Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m. The family-style, five-course menu features Chef Rick’s Pan-American dishes accompanied by selected wine pairings. Supper Club guests can also purchase all wines served during the evening for below retail price.

Upcoming dates for “Rick’s Supper Club” include:

  • February 6, 2014: “Portuguese Wine Dinner”- Rick will take guests on a sojourn to the Old World. David Fetcho, Bocanova’s Wine Club Director, has put together an all Portuguese wine flight and Rick has created a menu to pair perfectly with the wines, pulling inspiration from Spain and Portugal with a New World touch. Marc West-Teixeira of Estate Wines LTD will attend the dinner to share his knowledge of the featured wines.
  • March 6, 2014: “Rick’s Birthday Dinner”- This month, celebrate Rick’s birthday with a special dinner. The evening’s menu will consist of his favorite dishes, ingredients, flavors and, of course, wines.
  • April 3, 2014: “Celebrate Malbec”- In honor of World Malbec Day on April 17, 2014, Rick will prepare a dinner to perfectly pair with the flavors of this South American wine, with different varietals of Malbec sampled throughout the evening.

WHEN: The first Thursday of every month at 7:00 p.m.

WHERE: Bocanova

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


COST: A five-course, family-style menu with paired wines is $72.00 per person; exclusive of tax and gratuity.

DETAILS: Chef Rick’s menu for Thursday, February 6, 2014:


Salted Fish & Potato Tortilla—green onion


Portuguese Shrimp Soup—crispy plantains


Baked Sardines—onion, tomato, fresh herbs


Braised Pork Osso Bucco—piri piri sauce


Stewed White Beans & Wilted Greens—housemade chorizo

Pickled Vegetables —cilantro


Hazelnut Semifreddo

Housemade Chocolates


NV Filipa Pato 3B Tradicional Method

2012 Filipa Pato Bical & Arinto Branco

2010 Quinta das Bageiras Reserva Tinto

2008 Herdade do Esporão Red Reserva

2008 Passagem Late Bottled Vintage Port

– Ingredients subject to change, according to market availability –


RESERVATIONS: Seating is limited to 36 guests and reservations can be made by calling 510-444-1233.

INFORMATION: For more information about Bocanova and “Rick’s Supper Club,” or to learn about participating purveyors and winemakers, please visit