About The Special Projects Social

Food, beauty, craft, and society - universal necessities for a nourishing life. They can be a reward for hard work in good times and can provide dignity and hope in difficult times.

The Special Projects Social is a series of pop-up restaurants designed to facilitate the experience of all four of these elements within a single evening. Curated by Tim of Tim the Girl Catering and Peter of Zubiate Projects, the events consist of a meal created by Tim served on the gorgeous tables crafted by Peter and features the work of a guest visual artist as well as a musician from the community.

By the nature of a pop-up, the social never takes place at the same venue. Instead it is a one-time only event that moves to a new and unique location each time. The physical elements and the visceral experience of the space provides the jumping off point for the menu, design concept and the choice of artist and musician. The menu and the design are always inspired by an aesthetic based on sustainability, using local, seasonal, and reclaimed materials.

The Special Projects Social was conceived to provide a platform for Tim and Peter to bring their love of food and design to the community at large in an environment that they can control and manipulate, without the constraints of clients, galleries or spaces. It is an expression of their respect and love of craft in all aspects of life, but particularly involving food and design as the basis for bringing people together in a social setting to enjoy a moment of fellowship and conversation.

Tuesday
May152012

IMAGINE

MENU:

Gluten Free Brazilian Canapés with Chickpea and Black Bean spreads, featuring Cocina Mexicana Cilantro Sauce by AYON'S BAKERY

Shaved Zucchini with Lemon Infused Olive Oil, Marcona Almonds and Mint

Ratatouille with Fresh Ricotta and Garlic Toast Points

Grass Fed Beef Bourguignon over Wilted Spring Greens

               Mason Jar Fruit Cobbler with Rose Geranium Boozy Milkshake with a Candied Pecan Pork Skin                            by PARTRIDGE IN A PIE TREE

 

 

PLEASE JOIN US FOR DINNER MAY 19TH

ALL PROCEEDS FROM THIS SOCIAL WILL BE GOING TO THE CIRCLE SCHOOL, SAN ANTONIO'S UNIQUE FAMILY RUN CO-OP.

GUEST ARTIST: ANDY BENEVIDES

MUSIC: DJ RASTA MIKE

TIME: 6-11PM

TICKETS ARE $100 ALL INCLUSIVE

LOCATION AS ALWAYS SENT ON THE DAY BEFORE THE EVENT

 

Thank you to our generous liquor sponsors:

El Perrito Tequila

Vino 30

Glazer's Distributors

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday
May152012

PHOTOS FROM "METAMORPHOSIS"

Wednesday
Apr252012

METAMORPHOSIS  #10

 

 

 

Join sps for a very special cocktail/ dinner stroll

with a very special host at a very special place in San Antonio.

No room for our usual setup but you will want to follow

your curiosity and appetite throughout the space.

Guest Chefs and Dishes:

Kyle Destephano:

Poached Pork Loin with Warm Greens and Pig Ear Bacon Bits


Partridge in a Pie Tree:

Hand PIES of

Deep fried stone fruits and pork belly with lavender creme fraiche

 
Chicken Liver Mousse with White Mulberry Jam

 
Texas citrus and dill piickled green plums, baby Brussels and carrot


Hugh Daschbach:

Blackened Shrimp with summer vegetables and homemade remoulade dressing

 

Ayon's Bakery:

Dark Plum Spice Cake

 
Lemon Cake topped with Fresh Blackberries, Lychees and Cream

 
 Raspberry Swirl Brownies

Mariah Delaye Lange:

Salad of Watermelon, Goat Feta, Arugula and Pickled Watermelon Rind


 

Thank you to Norma and Raul for our artist sponsor. 

Guest will take home a hand blown cocktail glass valued at $35 by

Guest artist: Justin Parr


Date/Time: May 4, 2012 7pm till 11pm

You will receive location via email Thursday (hint-Mahncke Park area)

Tickets limited

 $75.00 each

 

 

 

Wednesday
Apr252012

"HEAD CASE" IN ART SA MAGAZINE

Wednesday
Apr252012

PHOTOS FROM "HEAD CASE"

Wednesday
Apr252012

PHOTOS FROM "HEAD CASE"

Friday
Feb242012

"HEAD CASE" 

 

Menu:

Specialty Cocktail
Mezcal, Texas grapefruit, ginger, lemon 

Crostini with Poteet strawberry, chevre, balsamic 

Tourtiere by Partridge in a Pie Tree:
San marzano and Texas greenhouse heirloom tomato with lavender chow chow

Secco Sparkling Rose, Italy

Texas Gulf Coast Shrimp
cilantro pumpkin seed pesto l black eyed peas l beet reduction

The Doctors' Riesling 2010, Marlborough

Spring Root Vegetables
grilled radicchio l beet stained egg l bacon sherry vinaigrette

Chilensis Pinot Noir Reserva 2010, Chile

Heritage Pork Shoulder 
wild greens l polenta l rosemary citrus pork jus 

Grand Serres Cotes du Rhone Villages 2007, France

Dessert by Ayons Bakery
Poteet strawberry Eton Mess and assorted cookies

Elena Muscato, Italy

Thank you to Emprendedora for sponsoring the MEZCAL. It's going to be SO MUCH FUN!!!

Guest Artists: Nate Cassie and Angelina Mata

After Party with Henry and the Invisibles

 

6:30 seating includes 5 course meal, wine, cocktails and after party-SOLD OUT!!!

9:00 entry includes open bar, fashion show, late night food and fun

Fashion Show at 9:30

 

TIMES

Thursday
Feb232012

"NOT JUST PRETTY" BLOG POST BY MAMA2AIDAN

http://mama2aidan.wordpress.com/2012/01/26/pop-up-dinner/

Saturday
Feb042012

"NOT JUST PRETTY" Blog post by SA FOOD NAZI

Tuesday
Jan242012

VIDEO FROM "NOT JUST PRETTY"

Tuesday
Jan242012

photos from "not just pretty"

Saturday
Jan072012

Not Just Pretty

Arrival Cocktail 
Roasted Cumin, Candied Serrano, Y Vodka, Agave, Soda and Lime
Menu
Farinata, Cheeses, Wild Guajillo Honey, Roasted Pecans, Dried Fruits, Citrus Gelee, Cured Meat Plate
       
       Lacinato Kale with Shaved Reggiano
        Julinenne of Root Vegetables, Raddiccio and Radish with Fresh Herbs, Baby Turnip Greens, Beet Stained Eggs and Warm Bacon Vinaigrette
 
Winter Vegetable Stew over Cous Cous
Stracotto over Creamy Polenta 
Dessert
Guava Cream Cake
Banana Pineapple Cake with Dulce De Leche Frosting
Dessert Cocktail
Y Vodka, Cardomon Rose Syrup, Blood Orange, Rose Sugar

 

Guest Artists: Elizabeth Carrington and Rachel Ziegler

Guest Pastry Chef: Ayon Wen-Waldron

DJ: DJ Nelly

Tickets and info HERE

 

Saturday
Dec312011

The World Ain't Ending Yet  




A New Year's Eve Extravaganza...

Cocktail Party with Fancy Foods, DJ, Dancing and all kinds of FUN. In Southtown.


Menu

Vodka, Fresh Grapefruit and Cardamom Rose Syrup.
Whiskey, Bitters and Ginger Beer.
Crostini with Herb Butter, Radish and Hibiscus Sea Salt.
Crostini with Black Eyed Pea Puree, Kale and Candied Fig.
Crostini with Ricotta, Local Honey and Thyme.
Endive with Smoked Salmon, Pickled Beets, Capers, Creme Fraiche and Chives.
Bacon Wrapped Figs.
Late night Pork Sliders with Serrano Coleslaw.
Mascarpone Cream Tarts with Preserved Cherries.

Wednesday
Dec142011

Whole Grain Farro Pasta with Praline Pesto

Ingredients

  •     1 (8.8-ounce) package whole-grain farro (Rustichella d’Abruzzo recommended)
  •     1 1/2 cups roasted pecans
  •     2 nice bunches fresh basil
  •     Squeeze of lemon juice
  •     4 large garlic cloves
  •     1 cup olive oil
  •     4 ounces (1 cup) Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
  •     Salt, to taste
  •     Pepper, to taste


Directions

  • Heat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Roast pecans on a cookie sheet about 8 minutes, being careful not to burn.
  • Cook pasta to al dente, drain and rinse in cold water; set aside.
  • Combine pecans, basil, lemon juice and garlic in a food processor or mortar and pestle, adding the olive oil as needed to achieve the desired consistency.
  • Mix the pesto into the pasta and bake in the oven until hot.
  • Remove from oven, put into a serving bowl and shave Parmesan over the top.
  • Add salt and pepper, to taste.
Thursday
Nov172011

Change of Venue

 Location

The Home of Peter Zubiate and Katie Pell

Wednesday
Nov162011

Special Projects in San Antonio Express News

Special Projects Social is full of surprises

 

Imagine making dinner reservations at an unknown location. The address is revealed the day before. You arrive at a home of someone you've never met and walk in with people you don't know.

This is the Special Projects Social, a pop-up dinner series in the downtown area that held its first event during Contemporary Art Month in April and hosted the seventh dinner earlier this month at artist and co-founder Peter Zubiate's home with his partner Katie Pell, who is also an artist.

Click to read more ...

Wednesday
Nov022011

Photos from "Sides"

Wednesday
Nov022011

Sides on Mesa a Mesa

Sunday
Oct022011

Sides

Menu

Pork roast, chilies, coffee, chocolate, herbs, almonds, apricot, cherry, fig, cilantro chutney

Beef brisket with peppercorn-herb crust

Coleslaw with serrano cumin dressing

Corn with shrimp butter

Potato salad with tarragon & creme fraiche

Mac with gruyere, cheddar, & reggiano cheese

Apple crumble with vanilla ice cream

Wednesday
Sep282011

Casa Mala on Mesa a Mesa

A great post about Casa Mala on Mesa a Mesa..