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Pop-Up | Depeche FOOD | Jason Rivas

No restaurant? No problem. Chef J Rivas of dinner by JR is carving a niche in Temecula Valley with his one-of-a-kind, one-time-only menus like Depeche FOOD: a plated pop-up dinner held January 13, 2018. This was the first dinner in the underground supper club’s 2018 series.


“We launched dinner by JR last year as a step towards our brick and mortar, where we will tell our story with food. Our pop-ups are ‘about the FOOD’ – where it is sourced, how it is treated, how it is prepared and, most of all, the emotion it evokes. I want to help people get back to what it means to break bread with those around you.”

– Chef J. Rivas



‘Depeche FOOD’ (a name inspired by a hit band of the 80s), pays tribute to food hits of the same era, reinterpreted by Chef J Rivas. This and the other dinners are social dining experiences centered on food and wine!



01 | Blackened Shrimp
tonnato sauce, taggiasca olive tapenade, ciabatta toast



02 | Table Side Caesar
savory crouton ring, pecorino cheese, Spanish white anchovy



03 | Sorrel Pistou & Salmon
pickled fennel, potato leek, crisp collards



04 | Beef Wellington
chorizo, celery root, Pernod spinach, mustard hollandaise



05 | Crepe Suzette
Grand Marnier ice cream, candied orange peel, pink peppercorn



Special thanks to KUDU Grills and Spiceology for helping make the night happen.
Visit chefjrivas.com to learn more about Dinner by JR and updates on upcoming events.