Rancho Pinot's Sacha Levine and Colleen Frisbie of FnB Starting Pop-Up Dinner Series Called Backyard Jamboree

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Sacha Levine of Rancho Pinot and FnB
Central Phoenix residents watch out because Rancho Pinot and FnB's Sacha Levine is invading your 'hood for a series of pop-up dinner events this fall.

Levine, who works full-time at Rancho Pinot in addition to working at FnB, is partnering with Colleen Frisbie, who works the front of the house at FnB. Together they'll be hosting a six-part dinner series called Backyard Jamboree.

See also: Sacha Levine of Rancho Pinot and FnB Is One Up-and-Coming Chef You Ought to Know

Each of the six events will have a theme, think everything from Middle Eastern cuisine to a seafood boil in Hamptons fashion. Each of the dinners will also be held at a different location -- for the most part in backyards around Central Phoenix, according to Levine.

The first event is coming up on Sunday, October 27 at 5:30 p.m. and the theme will be Pumpkin Carving Party. In addition to pumpkins for carving, beer and cold toddies, guest can expect a menu featuring:

  • butternut and aged cheddar grilled cheese

  • kabucha squash and yuzukosho pot stickers

  • roasted pumpkin and kale salad

  • sweet potato and apple chowder

  • maple roasted pumpkin labne with ginger snaps, apples and roasted walnuts

Reservations can be made by calling Colleen Frisbie at 480-246-1708 or email backyardjamboree@gmail.com. Suggested cash donation for all events is $40 a person. For more information stay tuned to the Backyard Jamboree Facebook page.

Check out the complete cheeky Backyard Jamboree schedule below:

Turnip the Beet!
Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013
Revel in the glory of root vegetables! This pop up is a vegetarian dinner showcasing dirt candy and sweet beats. Get pumped up with essential vitamins and dance the night away.

Na'cho Average Cinema Club
Sunday, Nov. 25, 2013
Get your gout on while watching sheet projected cult classics. This dinner is devoted to the finer things in life like gourmet nacho bars, posole with all the fixins, super fancy popcorn and Tim Curry in drag.

Indie-Ann's, a Middle East Meltdown
Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013
Hipsters and squares alike, rejoice in the cuisine of the Middle East! Pretend that you know every indie band ever before they even had a side project. With an awesome spread of Hot Curries and a Cool Hummus bar to keep you satiated, hopefully no one will notice your scarf is from last season.

My Kosher Christmas
Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013
Lonely? Jewish? Sick of your in-laws? Stuck in town and looking for a good time? No, we are not hitting on you. Join us for our totally unconventional holiday festivity. Kosher Chinese food mash up is sure to lift your spirits while sucking down the Manischewitz.

Hillbilly Hamptons
Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014
This is the last pop-up in our series so we are going big with a seafood boil. Roll up your khakis in Kennedy fashion and tie a sweater around your waist while feasting on an abundance of goodies from the sea and our garden. Work off your food coma playing croquet and horse shoes. Jackie O Jubilation required.

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Upper crust - stay home and shame on you for judging based on looks. Sacha rocks it with her fantastic personality as well as her creative dishes. I am proud to know her.


Uppercrust- I respect that you have opinion but most younger generations have tattoos. It is part of there culture. It does not reflect on their skill and I can tell you that Sacha is excellent at what she does. It seems a shame to close yourself off from 99% of the up and coming chefs because you do not like their idea of personal expression. Take a leap and enjoy the ride. Sacha is one of the best chefs in Phoenix and her Idea is creative and adds new thing for we foodies. Sigh up for one and see where it goes.


@uppercrust - clearly you haven't been to many restaurants in the valley.  most chefs/cooks are tattooed.  a few years ago there was a new times feature article on the topic.  guess you'll have to stick to eating at home.


Tattooed people look dirty, and that is not a look I want for the people who are preparing my food.

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