The Spring Table

THE SPRING TABLE: a community of makers

Hosted by ACRE Kitchen and Bar

5655 College Ave, Oakland

ACRE is where Chef Dirk Tolsma’s California Rustic fare comes together with the local food community: “ACRE represents my relationships to the land, the farms, the produce, the makers,” he says. “It’s the meeting place between that and the people I most like to connect with. The hearth is at the heart: Rotisserie + Fire + Elemental Cooking.”

Photo by Stacy Ventura | @stacyventuraphotography


1. Some special items at Maison d’Etre: Wrought iron candlesticks; Costa Nova cups, dinner, side, and serving dishware; Lauren HB dotted mug, grid ramekins | 5640 College Ave, Oakland | | @maisondetre | Check for SPRING RE-OPENING!

2. Belle Flower: Floral Design Studio: Natalie Marvin, designer | Daily delivery and special events | @belledesignfloral |

3. Some standouts at ACCI Gallery: Glass tumblers and candlesticks by John Oakes, cutting board by David Eichorn | 1652 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley | @accigallery |

4. TomaTruffle is one of many heavenly cheeses by Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Company. Enjoy on the menu at ACRE, available at Market Hall Foods. | @pointreyescheese |

5. Spring specials at Starter Bakery: Colomba di Pasqua, Hot Cross Buns, Flourless Chocolate Cake | 5804 College Ave, Oakland & 901 Gilman St, Berkeley | @starterbakery |

6. Spanish Tapas Platter by Market Hall Caterers: Tortilla Española with pimentón aioli, Sevillian marinated carrots, Corona beans with smoked paprika, Marcona almonds, and Castelvetrano olives. | 5655 College Ave, Oakland | @markethallcaterers |

7. Three Spanish wines to go with the Spanish Tapas Platter: Luis Rodriguez Ribeiro tinto a Torna Dos Pasas, Buelan Compania de Sacas Nevado No. 2, Ulacia Getariako Txakolina available at Paul Marcus Wines | 5655 College Ave, Oakland | @paulmarcuswines |

8. Omnivore artisanal sea salt blends: Flavors of Sicilian tradition for the home kitchen. Crafted with locally harvested sea salt and organic spices. Find at Market Hall Foods, Berkeley Bowl, The Local Butcher, Star Grocery, and from the online shop at |

9. Melo Bread: Hand-crafted, slow-fermented, naturally leavened sourdough. Get fresh at the Saturday San Ramon Farmers Market (9–1) and Sunday Walnut Creek Farmers’ Market (9–1). | @melobread |

10. Ramble Chenin Blanc and Billy D. Hillbilly Carignan: Old vine natural wines from Billy D. Wines | Enjoy on the menu at ACRE | Find downstairs from ACRE at Paul Marcus Wines. | @billydwines |

11. Wood-Fired Chicken & Frites, Pepperoni Pizza, Bitter Caesar Salad are just a few of the delicious dishes on the menu at ACRE Kitchen and Bar | 5655 College Ave, Oakland | 510.250.3790 | |

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