Let’s Go On A Lark!

Upcoming dates: Friday 10/19/18 Lark + Lawrence Fodor’s Artist Loft in the vibrant Artist District of DTLA w/Chef Kyle Powers. See below!

Hello Gorgeous!

We are excited for our return to the Lawrence Fodor’s Artist Loft in the vibrant Arts District of DTLA!

Join us for cocktails and mingling leading up to an amazing chef crafted meal & wine pairing, all while enjoying the {rediscovered} art of conversation.

Lawrence Fodor’s Artist Loft
1250 Long Beach Avenue Loft #317
Los Angeles, California 90021
(Cross Streets: 10 Freeway & Alameda Street)

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Friday, October 19, 2018, 6:30pm-9:30pm
$125 per person, all-inclusive four course menu & wine pairing 

Purchase tickets*: Let’s Go On A Lark!
*Non-refundable/absolutely transferable

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Menu curated by the talented Chef Kyle Powers of
Fork In the Road Catering
*veggie / vegan option upon request*

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Organic. Modern. Inspirational. Social Dining.

Come on a lark with us!

xo~lark

limited seating, open invitation until all seats are full.
due to nature of this event, menu is subject to slight changes.
produce sourced local & organic when available.

>>>PREVIOUS LARKS More images on our blog/Instagram @letsgoonalark

——–Friday, October 5, 2018

We kicked up our style profile on the west side at the crisp + modern atelier of locally loved designer Mindy GayerHati Home.We enjoyed an amazing chef crafted meal & wine pairing, all while enjoying the lost art of conversation.

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1653 Superior Avenue, Costa Mesa, CA 92627
(Cross Streets: Superior Avenue & 17th Street)

Hanging out here with a heart & soul on a super fun lark at Mindy Gayer Design & Hati Hati Home in Costa Mesa

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Menu curated by the talented Chef Kyle Powers of Fork In The Road Catering
*veggie / vegan option upon request*

STARTERS

Chefs Whim Welcome Drinks. 
Cheese + Charcuterie.
Pickled Pears.

ON THE TABLE + PAIRED W/WINE

1/Ramen soup dumpling on ramen noodles with egg yolk + green onion oil:: GF/veg option: veggie noodle w/broth + lemongrass aioli.

2/Jicama salad w/Thai orange chili vinaigrette heirloom carrot ribbons on crab cake:: GF/ veg option: sub hearts of palm cake.

3/Maple + lemongrass braised short rib w/mustard greens + purple sweet potato: GF/veg option: sub braised jack fruit for short rib. 

4/Caramel pudding w/ginger cookies.

Maple + lemongrass braised short rib w/mustard greens + purple sweet potato compliments of Chef Kyle Powers

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Organic. Modern. Inspirational. Social Dining ~ Come on a lark with us!

Super fun times on a lark at Mindy Gayer Design + Hati Hati Home

——–Friday, August 31, 2018

On a lark at Urban Americana!

Hello Beautiful!

We loved setting our communal table at the coolest vintage and mid century modern source for  “design lovers” known as Urban Americana  in East Long Beach.

Kicking off the holiday off weekend, we perused their well curated and inspirational offerings, shared an amazing chef crafted meal & wine pairing — and practiced the {rediscovered} art of conversation.

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Menu crafted by the talented Chef Kyle Powers of Fork In the Road Catering and pair with wine from California based Waylan Wine Co.

1. pistachio +  cashew apple butter toast
2. heirloom tomato salad basil oil tomato water basil flowers burrata grey salt.
3. brussel sprout tortelli, black garlic dust, crispy mortadella * sub king mushroom for vegan *
4. smoked then fried duck, sage waffle, luxardo cherry sauce, green onion tahini puree.  *vegan option: sesame and macadamia crusted tempah, fried rainbow cauliflower, green onion tahini*
5. peach tea whiskey (by stillhouse) infused strawberries, smoked cream, sable cookie, brulee figs.

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Organic. Modern. Inspirational.

Come on a lark with us!

xo~lark

limited seating, open invitation until all seats are full.
due to nature of this event, menu is subject to slight changes.
produce sourced local & organic when available.

——–Friday, August 17, 2018, 6:30pm-9:30pm

Lark #39 at the gorgeous Cleobella in Sunset Beach!

The dog days of summer found us keeping cool at the cutest beach bungalow around, a sweet haven for fashion and fashionistas, known as Cleobella. Thanks to all the beautiful people who gathered under the stars for cocktails & mingling leading up to an amazing chef crafted meal & wine pairing — and the {redicovered} art of conversation.


16792 14th Street
Sunset Beach, CA 92651
(Cross streets: PCH & 14th Street)

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Menu crafted by the talented Chef Daniel Perlof of Rhyme and Reason Catering

to mingle

 chefs whim charcuterie & cucumber, mint, electric lemonade cocktail

Chilled spring pea soup, bacon, parmesan. Skewer of grilled mushroom, blistered grape tomato, smoked gouda.

on the table + paired with wine 

To start: Chilled spring pea soup, bacon, parmesan. Skewer of grilled mushroom, blistered grape tomato, smoked gouda. Hold the bacon for veggie option.

Straight to the main event:  Slow roasted herbed lamb, sprouted quinoa with sliced almond and dried cranberries, crunchy green beans. Mushroom zucchini egg-white crustless quiche for veggie option.

What’s next: Semi-pickled garden salad. Cucumber, shallots, heirloom tomatoes, fennel, black olives, feta, partially pickled in lemon herb vinaigrette atop fresh baby spinach.

Get up, it’s time for… brunch?: French toast sticks, buttery bacon date syrup, whipped cream, fresh fruit, mint sprig. Champagne.

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Lark #39 at the gorgeous Cleobella in Sunset Beach!

Simple. Modern. Inspirational.

Come on a lark with us!

xo~lark

——–THURSDAY, June 28, 2018

The first adventure of summer led us to our favorite culinary playground, a haven for those who aspire and inspire, known as The Hood Kitchen SpaceHere we gathered around the communal table to share an amazing chef crafted meal & wine pairing — and enjoyed the {rediscovered} art of conversation.

Lark #38 at The Hood Kitchen Space in Costa Mesa

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Menu by the talented Chef Kyle Powers of Fork In the Road Catering

to mingle

cheese & charcuterie & welcome drinks

on the table + paired with wine from waylay wine co.

1/grilled plum & calamari salad w/burrata spicy avocado & arugula vinaigrette 2/charcoal spiced scallop w/white carrot in a mushroom broth topped w/tangerine vanilla compote 3/game hen, grilled onions, charred tomato butter 4/butter cake toast, butter ice cream with cinnamon crumble + valenza chocolatier bon bons in Limoncello, Blackberry Rosemary & Spumoni

**Veggie Option**

1/smoked tomato w/burrata & golden lentil romesco 2/yellow squash ribbons w/pumpernickel croutons, fried greens & pickled raisins tangerine aioli 3/tofus sausage cassoulet with black eyed peas, kumato tomato & mushroom 4/butter cake toast, butter ice cream with cinnamon crumble + valenza chocolatier bonbons in Limoncello, Blackberry Rosemary & Spumoni

Chef Kyle Powers rocks the menu on lark #38 at The Hood Kitchen Space

Super fun and delicious times on a lark at The Hood Kitchen Space in Costa Mesa

We like to keep a little sunshine in our back pocket – thanks to @frenchbuckets

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{Relatively} Simple. {Definitely} Refreshing. {Very} Inspirational.

Butter cake! Enjoyed on lark #38 at The Hood Kitchen Space

Come on a lark with us!

xo~lark

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limited seating, open invitation until all seats are full.
due to nature of this event, menu is subject to slight changes.
produce sourced local & organic when available.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

We fully embraced our adventure at the well curated  AREO in Laguna Beach and enjoyed the best conversations over an amazing menu crafted by the master of makeshift Chef Kyle Powers.

Video captured by our talented friends at the Neighborhood Creative.

AREO
207 Ocean Ave
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Menu by Chef Kyle Powers of Fork In the Road Catering

1/Compressed watermelon w/lime marinated prawns, shaved fennel. 2/Falafel garden, spring veggies, purple potato chips, surround golden beet falafel crusted in quinoa puffs & red kraut aioli. 3/Beef tenderloin w/Vietnamese curry spice, long bean chutney. *Veggie option: Layered Mushroom Tart 4/Chocolate pappardelle w/creamy apricot sorbetto OR Pistachio lime pudding dip w/purple sweet potato donut, chicharron salt cotton candy.

{Relatively} Simple. {Definitely} Refreshing. {Very} Inspirational.

Come on a lark with us!

xo~lark

Saturday, April 14, 2018:

LARK@HUIT(13of19)

lark #36 @huitlaguna // photo credit to @kathryncolbyphotography

We loved setting our communal table at Tania Cassill’s inviting atelier known as huit – the circa 1938 cottage had the best vibes – and the courtyard provided a great place to greet out guests. We took some time to mingle and watch the talented Kyle Powers prep for what became the most amazing meal.  We ventured inside, took our seats and the rest – the rest – remains in small world connections, laughter and non-stop conversation.

We are so thankful to create and collaborate with huit and appreciate her cool, easy going and tasteful style. Thanks for all who came together to make this an evening to remember: Shelby Coffman, Kim Johnson, Monique Schulfer, Jacquelyn Wallace, Robin & Alexis of @bluethistlebd, @theurbanspring, @saltysoulcrew , @lunareececeramics, @westleybird — and Chef Kyle Powers.

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Four course menu + wine pairing crafted by the talented Chef Kyle Powers of Fork In the Road Catering  

Welcome Cocktails: Gin + Charred Blood Orange

1/English Pea Soup w/Dungeness Crab Fritter + Mussel Poke 2/Chile Citrus Grilled Octopus Salad w/Cabbage & Pistachio Vinaigrette, Grilled Avocado 3/Kurobuta Pork Chop  w/Mustard Greens, Eggplant Caponata & Pickled Braised Mushrooms 4/Dark Chocolate Balsamic + Red Wine Chocolate Cake w/Macerated Berries & Cream

>>Veggie Option Grilled Polenta (in place of Pork Chop)<<

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{Relatively} Simple. {Definitely} Refreshing. {Very} Inspirational.

Come on a lark with us!

xo~lark.

Friday, February 9, 2018 

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On a super fun lark at Isles Interiors

This winter we were fortunate to dine with friends – old and new – soaking up the hip vibes at the beautifully understated and modern aesthetic of Isles Interiors in Newport Beach while enjoying conversation between spoonfuls of piping hot Mortadella Lobster Chowder crafted by the talented Chef Kyle Powers.

The timely cold weather transported us home to simpler times. Thanks to all who gathered at the communal table to make this an evening to remember including @lunareececeramics + @theurbanspring.  Special thanks to Maria & Max Isles.

Photo credit to MB.Maher.com
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Four Course Menu crafted by the talented Chef Kyle Powers of Fork In the Road Catering and Wine Pairing by  wine aficionado Tyler Rodriguez

Starters:  Spicy mango shrimp on avocado toast
Welcome drink: Corn Whiskey Old Fashion

On the table + Paired with Wine 

1/Shaved mushroom salad w/pecorino fennel cilantro and onion vinaigrette 2/Mortadella & lobster chowder 3/Advieh spiced lamb chop, braised lamb, with melting Yukon potato & fried greens 4/Pistachio ice cream in cinnamon tart, saffron apricot culi & spicy pear

>>>Veggie Option <<<

1/Shaved mushroom salad w/pecorino fennel cilantro & onion vinaigrette
2/Chili broth w/Farro & Beans
3/Roasted cabbage wedge w/melting potato and fried greens

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Piping hot lobster bisque served up by Chef Kyle Powers on a seriously cold California evening at Isles Interiors

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{Relatively} Simple. {Definitely} Refreshing. {Very} Inspirational.

Come on a lark with us! xo~lark

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Lark #34 with Chefs x3 at 320 Main in Seal Beach.

Monday, January 8, 2018

Our first time popping up in a restaurant (thank you 320 Main in Seal Beach!) brought us a progressive and innovative menu by a trio of passionate chefs inspired by the plethora of local ingredients that can be found in Southern California.

Love the desire and dedication these chefs exuded on lark #34. The energy from the kitchen became a big part of our dining experience; this is what happens when people nurture and share their passions.

Create. Collaborate. Elevate.

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CRAFT COCKTAILS + WINE pairing by
Mixologist Brad Fry

MENU curated by
Chef Jared VenturaChef Karlo Evaristo  Chef Benjamin Martinek

First course/ kombu cured scallop, radish, chimichuri / Second course
hand rolled cavatelli, egg yolk, parmesan / Third course
black cod, celery, black garlic, charred eggplant / Fourth course
beef striploin, turnip, horseradish, sunflower seed

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(Relatively) Simple. (Definitely) Refreshing. (Very) Inspirational.

Come on a lark with us!

Friday, October 20, 2017
IMG_7327Hello Gorgeous!

Our first fall adventure found us enjoying the natural, well edited, minimalist aesthetic of Maia’s Cottage in Laguna Beach.

A heartfelt thanks to all who gathered around the communal table to inspire and be inspired, share amazing food  & enjoy the (rediscovered) art of conversation.

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Wine Pairing and Four Course Menu crafted by the talented Chef Kyle Powers of Fork In the Road Catering

Upon Arrival w/Chef’s Whim Welcome Drinks

Squash Arancini with a Pumpkin & Preserved Lemon Cream

Toast & Dips

On The Table w/Wine Pairing

1/ Chicken Noodle Soup, Chicken Broth w/Smoked Pork Tortelli Carrot Puree, Braised Celery & Crispy Chicken Skin 2/Thin Ribbon Fall Veggie Salad w/Tomatoes 3 ways 3/Lamb Wellington w/Lobster & Mortadella Mousse, Sage and Dried Fig Reduction 4/Chocolate Souffle w/Berry Marscarpone Ice Cream

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(Relatively) Simple. (Definitely) Refreshing. (Very) Inspirational.

xo~lark

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Lark + Luna Marketplace
Eastside Costa Mesa

This is about two fun and quirky ladies sharing what they are passionate about and inspire your next gathering.  Thanks to all who came to check out the {good} vibes!! xo~l

Lark + Luna

Friday, September 1, 2017

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Because it’s important to spend your last days of summer with some serious (& fun) style!

We had a great time at the super hip design studio House of Morrison to inspire and be inspired, share amazing food  & enjoy the (rediscovered) art of conversation.

House of Morrison 
1801 Westcliff Drive 

Newport Beach, CA 
(Cross Streets: 17th & Irvine)

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Wine Pairing by Mike Otto of Tolosa Winery,  Pure Water by The Urban Spring

Menu crafted by the talented Chef Lena Ksanti {@pureveganfood}

Welcome Cocktail + Nut Meat Avocado Tacos

1/Jicama Nachos w/Guacamole  & Cumin Lime Vinaigrette paired w/Pinot Gris 2/Sweet Corn Gazpacho paired w/No Oak Chardonnay3/Rainbow Noodles w/Spicy Peanut Sauce paired w/Syrah 4/Coconut Lime Cheesecake w/Mango Coulis paired w/Wilson’s Organic Cold Brew Coffee

(Relatively) Simple. (Definitely) Refreshing. (Very) Inspirational.

August 18, 2017

Lark #31

A full embrace of summer found us setting our communal table in the beautiful and well styled garden of Molly Wood Garden Design in Costa Mesa.

We adventured to enjoy the art of conversation, enjoy delicious food and raise our glasses in unison.

Molly Wood Garden Design
1660 Orange Avenue
Costa Mesa, CA 92627

(Cross Streets: 17th & Orange)

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Wine Paring by Tolosa Winery + MENU crafted by Chef Andrew Miley of Fork, Knife + Spoon Catering 

Passed
Strawberry, avocado + burrata crostini + Steak tartar crostini, crispy shallot
First Course
Summer greens, flowers, candied pecan, shaved fennel, goat cheese
Second Course
Halibut ‘nicoise’
Third Course
Cherry trifle, passion fruit cream

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(Relatively) Simple. (Definitely) Refreshing. (Very) Inspirational.

Thank you to all the who came on a lark with us!

xo~lark

FRIDAY, JULY 14, 2017

Bixby Knolls

We went to parts north for Lark #30 to set our communal table at the super hip Twig & Willow because we like to dine with style.

Thanks to all who gathered enjoy the art of conversation,  delicious food and raise our glasses in unison.

MENU CRAFTED BY CHEF LENA KSANTI {@pureveganfood}
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Welcome Drinks (Chefs Whim) + Juicy Cucumber Three Herbs Pesto Bites
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1/Tender Stuffed Grape Leaves w/Dill Sour Cream Sauce
2/Creamy Tomato Soup with Basil & Macadamia Cream
3/Truffle Alfredo Fettuccine w/Brazil Nut Parmesan
4/Rainbow Melons w/Apple Hazelnut Milk &Tarragon
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(Relatively) Simple. (Definitely) Refreshing. (Very) Inspirational.

Come on a lark with us!

On a lark @Sourced. in Laguna Beach

On a lark @Sourced. in Laguna Beach

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We were all revved up for summer and kicked it off with back-to-back larks at a creative collective in the form of a little blue house in Laguna Beach, affectionately known as Sourced.

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FRIDAY, JUNE 23, 2017 MENU BY CHEF LENA KSANTI 

Welcome Drinks (Chefs Whim) + Jicama w/Chili Lime SaltOn the Table w/Wine Pairing:

1/Zucchini Rolls w/Smoked Macadamia Cheese
2/Turmeric Glow Soup w/Carrot, Sweet Potato & Shaved Fennel
3/Basil Pistachio Pesto Kelp Noodles w/Snap Peas, Watermelon Radish & Almond Ricotta
4/Red Velvet Cake w/Mascarpone Cream & Fresh Berries

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SATURDAY, JUNE 24, 2017 MENU BY CHEF KYLE POWERS 

Welcome Drinks (Chef’s Whim) + Social Crispy Seaweed Cone w/Black Rice, Pineapple + Shrimp Ceviche

On the Table w/Wine Pairing:

1/Smoked Heirloom Carrot Soup w/Blue Cheese (dairy free) accompanied by Grilled Garlic Toast w/Pork Butter
2/Beet and Beef Carpaccio w/Fennel and Frisee tossed in White Kimchi Vinaigrette
3/Cocoa Braised Short Rib on Purple Sweet Potato Mash and Garlic Charred Miatake Mushroom
4/Sweet Sticky Toffee Pudding w/Tangerine Syrup & Basil Cream

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Simple. Refreshing. Inspirational.

FRIDAY, JUNE 2, 2017

We discovered the most welcoming-open-airy and fragrant space to set our communal tables. It is Old Newport meets Couture Flowers with a bit of bohemian style by Isles Interiors.  Here we practiced the art of conversation, took a moment to smell the flowers and delight in colorful and delicious {vegan} fare.

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On a seriously nourishing lark w/Chef Lena Ksanti

Menu crafted by Chef Lena Ksanti ⌘ {@pureveganfood}

Welcome Drinks + Appetizers + Mingling at Isles Interiors {@isles.interiors}

La Fleurette Passion Fruit Cocktail & Cucumber Cups with Herbed Cheese

Menu + Wine Pairing by Tolsa Winery {@tolosawineryat Couture Flowers {@coutureflowers}

1/Ripe Cherry Tomatoes w/Fennel Mascarpone  2/Summer Chilled Beet Orange Ginger Soup 3/Pistachio Kale Pesto Zucchini Noodles 4/Fresh Berries w/Chia Caviar & Vanilla Cream

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⌘ Lark #27 w/Isles Interiors + Couture Flowers in Newport Beach

 

Simple. Refreshing. Inspirational. ⌘ ⌘

Thursday, May 4, 2017

It was truly an amazing evening on a lark at Molly Wood Garden Design; we love the organic and modern vibe of their Laguna Beach location.  Fittingly, a stunning table scape of greenery adorned the coolest Vintage Bier Garten tables; which brought our gathering a little closer together to share a nourishing vegan meal and wine pairing by talented Chef Lena Ksanti.

Many thanks to our curious and adventurous guests, Molly Wood Garden Design, The Urban Spring, Bless*ed Booch, Dot & Army, and Artist Janel Such for making this an evening to remember – and gratefully captured by the eyes of MB Maher and Anton of Pure Life Captured.

On lark #26 at Molly Wood Garden Design

On lark #26 at Molly Wood Garden Design

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On a lark at Molly Wood Garden Design Spring 2017

On a lark at Molly Wood Garden Design Spring 2017

On a lark at Molly Wood Garden Design Spring 2017

On a lark at Molly Wood Garden Design Spring 2017

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Bourbon Spiced Pear Cocktails on a lark at Molly Wood Garden Design Spring 2017

Menu crafted by the talented {Vegan} Chef Lena Ksanti

@pureveganfood, Pure Vegan Food

Welcome Drinks + Appetizers + Mingling 

Juicy Watermelon Bruschetta Marinated w/Basil Cucumbers

Menu + Wine Pairing

Creamy Spinach Avocado Soup

Wakame Seaweed Salad w/Cashew Lemon Dressing

Fresh Summer Rolls w/Mint Dipping Sauce

Matcha Strawberry Cheesecake

On a lark at Molly Wood Garden Design Spring 2017

On a lark at Molly Wood Garden Design Spring 2017

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Come on a lark with us! xo~lark

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Lark + Chef Kyle Powers + Heritage 2017Friday, April 7, 2017

We got lark #25 off the ground by setting the communal table at the quaint, refined and inspirational Heritage Mercantile Co.
1720 Santa Ana Ave, Costa Mesa, CA 92627

Menu + wine pairing crafted by the  talented} Chef Kyle Powers & Sous Chef Natasha Reta

Bless*ed Booch Pear & Lavendar w/Gin “Boochtails” + Appetizers + Mingling 

Lark #25 at Heritage Mercantile Co.

Lark #25 at Heritage Mercantile Co.

Asian Pear + Lavender w/Gin "Boochtails"

Asian Pear + Lavender w/Gin “Boochtails”

Crudite Platter w/Assorted Vegetables & Sauces + French Onion Soup Shot w/Gruyere Wonton

Dinner + Wine Pairing + The Urban Spring 

Roasted Beet. Frisee. Poached Egg. w/Vanilla Lemon & Chili Vinaigrette. Macadamia Nuts!

Sous Vide Duck, Braised Lobster, Smoked Filet. w/Fried Green Beans & Kimchi Puree.

Frozen Cheese Plate. Chiriboga Blue Cheese Ice Cream. Pickled Apple. In a Parmesan Cracker Bowl. Served w/Fromage d’ Affinos Bri Bon Bon & Maine Blueberry Honey.

(Relatively) Simple. (Definitely) Refreshing. (Very) Inspirational.

Thanks to all the beautiful people who gathered to make this a fun, engaging and memorable evening: Special thanks Heritage and photographer Mitch Maher.

xo~lark

Lark #25 at Heritage Mercantile Co.

Lark #25 at Heritage Mercantile Co.

Lark #25 at Heritage Mercantile Co.

Lark #25 at Heritage Mercantile Co.

Chiriboga Blue Cheese Ice Cream

Blue cheese ice cream

Lark # 25 at Heritage Mercantile Co.

Lark # 25 at Heritage Mercantile Co.

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Haskell ImageFriday, February 17, 2017

Rain or shine, we  weathered the storm to embrace an adventure to the West Side to enjoy the cool aesthetic, comfort, and craftsmanship of Haskell.

Here we sought shelter by gathering around the communal table and shared delicious {vegan} food and wine, practiced the art of conversation, embraced the simple things in life and raised our glasses in unison.

Haskell
1930 Placentia Avenue, Unit A4, Costa Mesa, California 92627

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MENU curated by GUEST CHEF LENA KSANTI
{@pureveganfood, Pure Vegan Food}

Upon arrival: Cucumber Mezcal Margarita + Lime Chipotle Avocados

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On the table and paired w/Wine + Pure water from  The Urban Spring

Crispy Lime Jicama Tacos w/Mango Avocado Salsa

Papaya Salad w/Seasonal Berries & Poppy Seed Drizzle

Creamy Cilantro Garlic Zucchini Noodles

Spicy Chocolate Brownies Topped w/Caramel

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Simple. Refreshing. Inspirational.

Thanks to all the beautiful people {storm troopers!} who came on a lark with us!!

xo~lark

On a lark at Haskell in West Side Costa Mesa

On a lark at Haskell in West Side Costa Mesa

Chef Lena rocks the avocados on a lark at Haskell in West Side Costa Mesa

Chef Lena rocks the avocados on a lark at Haskell in West Side Costa Mesa

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Saturday, January 14, 2017

We were thrilled to kick off 2017 at a creative collective in the form of a little blue house known affectionately as Sourced. in Laguna Beach.

Thank you to all who gathered around the communal table to make this a night to remember!  Photo credit to the talented Kendal Riley http://www.kendalriley.com/

Thrilled to welcome our guests with delicious "Boochtails" by Bless-ed Booch.

Thrilled to welcome our guests with delicious “Boochtails” by Bless-ed Booch.

 

Winter MENU curated by CHEF KYLE POWERS
{of Fork in the Road Catering} 

Upon arrival, black rice arancini ball stuffed with goat cheese on an endive puree
& Charcuterie + Bless*ed Booch Cocktail 

On the table, four courses paired w/Chefs
Wine, + Blessed Booch + The Urban Spring

Orange juice braised lamb, garlic white beans,
crispy kale, in a mushroom broth.

Pickled cauliflower (by pernicious pickles)
purple potato salad, preserved orange aioli, fried sage oil

Cold apple smoked chicken with Morita chili glaze, golden beet puree w/ginger & turmeric, roasted mushrooms

Chocolate Tart

Simple. Refreshing. Inspirational.

Passion on a plate by the talented Chef Kyle Powers.

Passion on a plate by the talented Chef Kyle Powers.

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1u6a0638Friday, November 11, 2016 at the ultra hip Urban Americana in the Zaferia Design District of East Long Beach.

Hello Beautiful!  We are grateful and honored to have set our communal table at the ultra hip Urban Americana in Long Beach to enjoy the art of conversation, peruse their well curated offerings, enjoy delicious wine, and indulge in chef inspired mouthwatering fare.

Δ Δ Δ Menu + Wine Pairing crafted by the talented Chef Kyle Powers Δ Δ Δ

Welcome Drinks + Appetizers + Mingling:

Artichoke soup & crispy pancetta served in mini martini glasses.

Charcuterie: pork rillettes, beet cured salmon, cheese, bacon jam & toast

On The Table:

Course 1
Steak tartare w/persimmon & caper relish, grilled bread, dark berry balsamic.

Veggie Option:  Beet tartare w/persimmon & caper relish, grilled bread, dark berry balsamic.

Course 2
spicy scallop crudo w/frisee & carrot vinaigrette granita, red chili

Course 3
White corn grits w/stone crab claw & bouillabaisse jelly

Seared halibut w/chanterelle mushroom cream

Gumbo w/black rice, pork belly & pickled mussels.

Course 4
Stuffed beignets, cream cheese, chocolate, spicy raspberry. Served w/eggnog ice cream.

Δ Δ Δ Simple. Refreshing. Inspirational. Δ Δ Δ

Come on a lark with us!
xo~lark

All larks are open invitation until all seats are full.  Due to nature of our events, menu is subject to slight changes. Produce sourced local & organic when available.

10/14/16 The Potting Shed By Carlisle 

We loved the grounding and nostalgic energy of  The Potting Shed by Carlisle  in Old Towne Orange and their love of community, gardening, and design made it a perfect fit for a lark.

Owner Jack and his team of craftsman went the extra mile to create a most beautiful and inspirational setting. We are humbled of all the amazing people who came together to make this an amazing evening.

Menu crafted by the Chef Kyle Powers
1 {Breathe}
Pork belly pupusa w/mole & fresh herbs
2 {See}
Chestnut & squash soup w/floating grilled cheese
3 {Feel}
Chicken smoked in banana leaves + Cast iron filet w/juniper salt + Blue corn tamale (VF/GF)
4 {Savoir}
Three (3) versions of apple pie “Cannolis”

More here, compliments of Sourced.:  Lark PopUp

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9/1/16 Twig & Willow: Thank you to all the beautiful people who gathered in Belmont Heights at the bright and cheery Twig & Willow on 4th Street to enjoy the art of conversation, sip delicious wine and indulge in a vegetarian mouthwatering fare.  We were inspired and honored to set our communal table in a beautiful garden “steps away” from in this quaint and refreshing space! Menu by the talented Chef Kyle Powers:
Course 1 / Tallegio & Romano gnocchi w/basil oil ~ paired w/Cavit Lunetta Pinot Grigio
Course 2 / Pickled watermelon, blue rice cracker crumble, cucumber vinaigrette, w/white beans & kohlrabi slaw ~ paired w/Herzog Rose of Cabernet Sauvignon
Course 3 / Strozzapreti w/jackfruit & marinated mushrooms in a preserved lemon sauce (Gluten free option available, please let us know in advance) ~ paired with Elouan Pinot Noir
Course 4 / Chocolate goat cheesecake w/quinoa puff crust w/white chocolate & almonds + a dark berry reduction ~ paired with cold brew coffee from Rose Park Roasters

Simple. Refreshing. Inspirational.

Photo credits to the talented Mitch Maher.

On a lark at Twig & Willow

On a lark at Twig & Willow

On a lark at Twig & Willow

On a lark at Twig & Willow

On a lark at Twig & Willow

On a lark at Twig & Willow

On a lark at Twig & WIllow

On a lark at Twig & WIllow

On a lark at Twig & Willow

On a lark at Twig & Willow

On a lark at Twig & Willow

On a lark at Twig & Willow

6/9/16 We loved popping up at Heritage Mercantile Co. in Costa Mesa. It was the most fitting way to make new friends and enjoy the last cool days of spring. We came together as our perfectly imperfect selves to enjoy the art of conversation, amazing food and wine, all the while inspired by the good nature of store owner Jennifer Bloch. We love these opportunities to create and collaborate and (hopefully) inspire. More on the blog! Come on a lark with us!

On a lark at Heritage Mercantile Co..

On a lark at Heritage Mercantile Co..

 

3/24/16 We had an amazing time popping up at Sourced. in Laguna Beach! Chef Kyle Powers made the most amazing menu and there was not one wall flower in the room. Lots of mingling. lots of questions about the space itself, our style inspiration, {Tolosa} wine and, of course, the delicious food. We are fortunate to work with Maria Irwin of Wunderland & Co, Kelly of LetterSparrow and Mikey Otto of Tolosa Winery. Many thanks to photographer Steve Orlick for capturing the moment! Special thanks to @inviscus for telling our store (more on our blog).

On a lark @Sourced in Laguna Beach.

On a lark @Sourced in Laguna Beach.

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1/30/16 We are so grateful to all the beautiful people who came on a lark with us last Saturday at the Lawrence Fodor Artist Loft in D.T.L.A.. We are thankful to our guests, Artist Lawrence FodorS.C.A.P.E. Chef Jim Sullivan of Medium Raw Arts, DJ Garfield Adams, Graphic Artist Camille Stemmons, Co-Creator and Stylist Monique Schulfer, Stylist Ginger Wallace, Sous Chefs Maddie Ek & Iker Castillo, Artist Andrea Luna Reece and the talented JonKillz who captured the evening:

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Good times & good vibes! xo~l

10/8/15 Thanks to all the fine people who gathered at the fun(ky) loving Haskell Collection  in Costa Mesa last Thursday evening. Super fun times where Chef Kyle plated passion, Mikey Otto poured Tolosa Wine & we all practiced the (lost) art of conversation in a beautiful, inspirational setting. A very talented Manuel Grajeda III brought more good vibes by playing acoustic & singing (original) songs throughout the evening. Special thanks to Laura & Andrew for embracing lark! Of course, you all shine like diamonds – be sure to enjoy this video star photographer Stephen Orlick produced for us! https://youtu.be/6jV-v0m6SQA

8/14/15 We had an a-m-a-z-i-n-g evening on a lark at Molly Wood Garden Design on Friday August 18th. We are thankful for everyone to gathered under the stars to make this a memorable event. Chef Kyle delivered BIG on serving up delicious plates, while wine and conversation flowed easily in this inspirational setting.

Special thanks to our guests, Molly, Jodi, Evelyn, Chef Kyle, Monique, Ginger, Dawn, Carrie, Mikey, Kelly, Andrea, Whitney & Missy.

Pictures + More on our blog!

7/30/15 Our summer evening lark at the hip & fashionable boutique J o l i e in Lido Marina Village SOLD OUT. We had a full house of lovely people who dined on seafood and enjoyed wine on this balmy moonlit evening. We threw in some art from Ready Set Make & Andrea Luna Reece and created a French Jazz playlist. What a treat! Pictures and more on our blog!

Special thanks to Cherie, Nicole & Norma for showing us what hustle means.

5/17/15  We collaborated with Sourced Collective  in Laguna Beach to create an inspirational & yummy vibe for their Creative Mixer Brunch in Laguna Beach.  Here are photos from the talented Rebecca Judy Photography along with a beautiful video from The Neighborhood Journal :

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We loved working w/fellow creatives who honestly just want to bring people together, inspire and create.  xo~l

3/28/15 Pop-Up Dinner Party at  The Hood Kitchen in Costa Mesa, CA  We were honored to set our communal table at this amazing haven for Culinary Professionals, Food Artisans & Entrepreneurs. Chef Kyle plated Hip & Edge – Delicious! Many thanks to all the beautiful people that attended, bringing their love and good vibes! Special thanks to LetterSparrow, Catherine Rex Art, Medium Raw Arts, Monique Schulfer, Seaworth Coffee, Jeri Vann Creations, Tom Goad, Marisa Powers, Jane Vo and Dawn Martinez.

Lark {Lucky} #13 featuring Catherine Rex Art

Lark {Lucky} #13 featuring Catherine Rex Art

Lark {Lucky} #13 hand-made art rockin' the table top - thanks Monique!

Lark {Lucky} #13 hand-made art rockin’ the table top – thanks Monique!

Lark {Lucky} #13 VEGETARIAN SOPES corn sopes topped with a purple potato mash, with quickly pickled onions, greens, smoked salt and a lime zest crema!

Lark {Lucky} #13 VEGETARIAN SOPES
corn sopes topped with a purple potato mash, with quickly pickled onions, greens, smoked salt and a lime zest crema!

Lark {Lucky} #13 Chef Kyle in his element

Lark {Lucky} #13 Chef Kyle in his element

 

1/31/15 Pop-Up Dinner Party at 503found in Newport Beach, CA We had an amazing time popping up at 503found! The location, people, food, wine & design took our lark to another level.  Wish we could recreate, but the beauty of lark is that no two are the same!  Here’s to allowing things to evolve organically.  Come on a lark with us!

Lark #12 @503found

Lark #12 @503found

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Lark #12 @503found

Lark #12 @503found

Lark #12 @503found

Lark #12 @503found

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Lark #12 @503found

Lark #12 @503found

IMG_7958 ### —– December 2014 Cleobella H-O-L-I-D-A-Y: We had the honor of crafting two private pops over the 2014 holiday’s.  One was gypsy boho holiday dinner and the other a relaxing kinfolk-esque Christmas gathering (pics coming soon!).

Cleobella Holiday 2014

Cleobella Holiday 2014

Cleobella Holiday 2014

Cleobella Holiday 2014

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Cleobella Holiday 2014

Cleobella Holiday 2014

Cleobella Holiday 2014

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One of our most recent event took place at the free spirited, relaxing and globally inspired Cleobella’s Boutique in Sunset Beach on 9.19.14. Here is what they had to say about it!:  http://cleobella.com/lets-lark/

Sneak peak at our 9.19.14 Sunset Beach location!

Sneak peak at our 9.19.14 Sunset Beach location!

6/13/14 Pop-Up Dinner Party at AoSA Coffee in Huntington Harbor, CA BTP_larkdinner_0018 BTP_larkdinner_0023 BTP_larkdinner_0016 IMG_9891 5/16/14 Pop-Up Dinner Party at 31 Bits n Costa Mesa, CA

Preparing for dreamers

Preparing for dreamers

Cumquat, Walnut, Goat Cheese Arugula & Endive Salad w/Champagne Dressing

Cumquat, Walnut, Goat Cheese Arugula & Endive Salad w/Champagne Dressing

Hello Dreamers!

Hello Dreamers!

Green Harissa Rubbed Lamb Chops w/Kale Stuffed Portobello Mushroom

Green Harissa Rubbed Lamb Chops w/Kale Stuffed Portobello Mushroom

Dreamers Communal Table

Dreamers Communal Table

8/30/13 Pop-Up Dinner Party at Cleobella’s in Sunset Beach, CA Beautiful Cleobella's in Sunset Beach

Beautiful Cleobella’s in Sunset Beach 6/27/13 Pop-Up Dinner Party at The AOSA Project in Huntington Harbor, CA 1014694_327478937383760_568043311_o   5/2013 Pop-Up Picnics on the grassy bluffs above Corona Del Mar State Beach, CDM, CA

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2/23/13 Bohemian Romance – Viridian, 1663 Superior Avenue, Costa Mesa, CA 

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Viridian

1/12/13  The Lark Lodge – Wrigley Neighborhood Long Beach

Lark Lodge Event
10/20/12  Feast Your Eyes On This  – Downtown Huntington Beach
HB Feast Event

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