Copper Spoon is now open in Oakland serving contemporary California cuisine and a full bar program. The kitchen at this new dining and drinking spot is headed up by Executive Chef Andre Hall and co-owners Vita Simone and Carmen Anderson.
Chef Hall, a California native, began his culinary career at San Diego's La Jolla at Roppongi and George’s on the Cove. After then running a Persian fusion restaurant followed by a stint at Cuts in Beverly Hills, Andre moved to San Francisco and worked at high profile venues including Acme Chophouse, Bar Tartine, and Fifth Floor.
Front of the house responsibilities are overseen by Vita Simone and Carmen Anderson who most recently operated the Sassafras Seagrass food truck. Simone, a bartender of note for over 12 years with more than two decades of restaurant experience in total (domestically and internationally), has worked with such industry luminaries such as Brian Felley of Benjamin Cooper, Alexis Filipello of Dogwood and Jon Santar of Prizefighter, plus has participated in and been awarded titles at multiple competitions. Carmen, with degrees in physics and astrophysics from UC Berkeley, has applied her talent for analyzing complex situations to produce measurable results to the restaurant industry starting at age sixteen and has also done some organic farming in Mexico.
The restaurant's beverage program, managed by Ms. Simone, offers an intriguing selection of classic, contemporary and original cocktails including a number of mescal-based libations such as the Simmer Down (El Silencio mezcal, dry vermouth, Guanabana liqueur, lemon) and Don't Mind If I Do... (Vida mezcal, passion fruit, lime, Santo Domingo float). Happy Hour affords customers the chance to enjoy specially priced drinks Monday through Friday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., with $5.00 draft IPA, pilsner, house wine and well spirits. Copper Spoon will soon have live musical entertainment and occasional weekend DJs.
We enjoyed a very nice dinner, and you can check out the pictures we took below. All Appetizers, Entrees, and Desserts were a beautiful symphony of flavors, and we highly recommend you visit and enjoy!!
Cocktails and Wine
. Don't Mind If I Do... (Vida mezcal, passion fruit, lime, Santo Domingo float).
. Cabernet franc Italy
. Oysters half shell - champagne cucumber mignonette, fresh lemon
(Pairs perfectly with Don't Mind If I Do Cocktail)
. Sassy’s Kale Salad - Grated Beets, Cabbage, Careots, Ginger, Tumeric, Sunflower Seeds, Lemon
. Seared Bay Scallops - Squash, Grilled Wild Mushrooms, Vadouvan Corn, Chimichurri
. Slow Grilled White Fish - Koji Cured Brassicas, Fried Potatoes, Finger Limes, Lemongrass Broth
. Missy’s Carrot Cake - Cream cheese frosting, Almond, Toasted Coconut, Candied Ginger
. Sassy’s Yaya Mousse - Cardemom, Greek Olive Oil, Smoked Salt
Copper Spoon is located at 4031 Broadway, between 40th and 41st Streets, in Oakland, California. The restaurant is open daily from 5:30 p.m. to 2:00 a.m., with Wednesdays reserved for cocktail service only. Reservations can be made via OpenTable.com. The web address is www.copperspoonoakland.com and the telephone number is (510) 897-7061.