Antipasti Platter chef's selection of handmade antipasti served on an authentic Sicilian antipasti platter
La Pasta handmade pasta tossed in one of my signature organic sauces
sugo (red sauce), arrabbiata (spicy tomato), puttanesca (tomato, caper, olive, & anchovy), vodka sauce, pesto genovese, or sicilian pesto (upgrade for lasagne)
Carne chicken, veal, or pork scallopini served alla piccata, alla marsala, al milanese, or al pomodoro
Contorni choose two from sel de gris fingerlings, pommes purée, sautéed spinach, char-steamed broccolini/asparagus/rapini, or olive oil poached carrots
Most dietary needs accommodated upon request (gluten free, vegan, etc.)
Cozymeal guest reviews for other experiences with Arnie
30 Jun 2016
Chef Dave was an executive chef at Marriot for many years and clearly knows how to cook. He is kind and patient and the class is well organized with neat workstations for each student and overhead mirrors to more easily follow the demonstrations. Twelve years ago Chef Dave won an award for his ‘Strawberry Taco’ and it is well deserved. This simple dessert is simply delicious, light and sweet with the fresh taste of cinnamon and fresh strawberry. Yum. Chef Dave’s wife works in the office and his daughter acts as his assistant “We just said Dad if you love to teach, just do it” she tells me sweetly.
02 Feb 2015
Chef Douglas is awesome! Our event featured a variety of tapas dishes and two signature paellas (one veggie and one with meat). All of the food was amazing. Chef Douglas has a beautiful home and helps get folks engaged in the culinary experience. Highly recommended.
03 Jan 2015
We had Chef Jean Ives come to our home for a private dessert class with a few friends. This was one of the best experiences we have had as a group so far. Looking forward to our next Cozymeal experience :)
09 Jul 2014
My favorite German dinner place in San Francisco.
10 Mar 2014
Really nice meal and great company. No one went home hungry and no one was bored! Thank you Arnie and Kristi!
08 Mar 2014
Arnie was the most gracious host ever. I loved the atmosphere he created with everyone. The food was EVERYTHING and more. It was just a really cool experience and I would love to do it again.
07 Mar 2014
The salad was very fresh with light dressing. The potato salad was delicious. The two different kinds of Germany sausages were. tasty and mild spicy of their own .
28 Feb 2014
The curry wurst and potato salad were delicious and authentic. Nice hearty portions, our stomachs were full. Such a relaxed, warm atmosphere and the company was wonderful. Great way to meet new people. We had the best time. :)
24 Feb 2014
This was my first Cozymeal – a friend invited me to try it. The food was great, the hosts were friendly and the other guests were interesting to talk to.
23 Feb 2014
Brunch was wonderful all around. Schniztel was a highlight!
23 Feb 2014
Fantastic! A delicious taste of authentic German homestyle cooking. I'm stuffed!
21 Feb 2014
Best 1st time cozymeal ever!! This was super fun, I'm definitely going back again to try other hosts as well. Arnie makes killer potato salad, both sauces for the currywurst were amazing. Wish I could've stayed for the vanilla ice cream, but I had to run early. I think the best part of the experience besides just food was the conversations and the people I met, wined, dined and shared a connection with at the table :)
08 Feb 2014
Excellent food and company
07 Feb 2014
Amazing 4 course meal and delicious Chai. Great people and amazing fun!
27 Jan 2014
This was my third Cozymeal gathering. I had a wonderful time (as usual) and found those that attended to be interesting people (as usual). The food was wonderful and I wish I'd taken a little video of the German egg cracker device to post :).
25 Jan 2014
Fantastic host(s)! Super cozy. I would eat his potato salad any time.
24 Jan 2014
Lovely, cozy meal with Arnie and his wife. The potato salad was amazing and the hosts embodied hospitality. Looking forward to schnitzel in the future...
18 Jan 2014
Excellent food, excellent company, highly recommend it. I look forward to my next Cozymeal
15 Jan 2014
A cozy winter meal in a cozy apartment setting. I could tell that Arnie really invested himself into proudly preparing his family's recipes to the very best of his ability. Dinner was delicious, fun! Loved Grandma's German potato salad. Great evening, great food, great company!
11 Jan 2014
The dinner was delicious and Arnie was very welcoming. I very much enjoyed meeting new people and eating a wonderful authentic german dinner out of Arnie's home.
10 Jan 2014
Amazing! This was the first time i tried currywurst!
05 Jan 2014
Enjoyed the homemade sauce in the entree.
05 Jan 2014
Certainly the best German food in San Francisco
Guest reviews for Arnie
28 Feb 2018
We have had several wonderful opportunities to experience Chef Asami’s culinary expertise, including two Local Kitchen dinners, which we experienced with friends: one in February of 2016, and the second in September of 2016. At each dinner, we were offered a varied 7 course meal, each course which provided delectable creations from Chef Asami’s repertoire, each with a Japanese touch, both visually and flavor. His home-grown greens were fresh and flavorful, while the hybrid aged grass fed painted hills New York Cut steak was to die for – the right combination of crisp exterior with tender, juice inside. Each meal ended with a selection of amazing deserts, served with Shinya’s specialty vintage café. I’m looking forward to our next Local Kitchen experience.
23 Dec 2017
I have had the privilege of eating Skye's plant based meals for a few years now. They are quite delicious and very healthy. I am always impressed with what she prepares. The Indian dish with jackfruit is one of my favorites. In addition the ocean view at her retreat home is so spectacular. It's quite the Million dollar view.
20 Nov 2017
Chef Neil, who recently moved to Portland from the East Coast, has ample experience working in restaurants but recently decided to devote his career to teaching and becoming a personal chef. His Korean roots inspired this class with some of the flavors brought from overseas; classic Korean dishes with a personal twist that Chef Neil brings to the table are spicy, crunchy, flavorful and so fun to make! Learn about the ingredients, and how to blend them into an international adventure you can later share with your friends and family.
11 Oct 2017
Chef Julia is friendly, well spoken and very knowledgeable regarding the preparation of the menu, and communication of the steps involved. Food was delicious, flavorful and presentation was great.
18 Apr 2017
A five star product and service in any way you want to think about it! Think the best chocolate treat ever! There are thousands of fancy chocolates out there with all kinds of claims about being the best. This is the best. Created by a caring chef who has a real concern for getting the product just like she had as a child; but better.
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I have always loved cooking for others. I am very inspired by my grandma's cuisine and love to give traditional recipes a modern spin. I live and work in SF and would love to meet you at one of my Cozymeal experiences!