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Five-Course Pop-Up Dinner Prepared by MasterChef Runner-Up Chef Derrick Fox Wednesday, October 17th, 2018

Enjoy the ocean breeze and a perfect SoCal sunset as 1212 Santa Monica hosts MasterChef Season 6 runner-up Chef Derrick Fox for a delectable one-night only, limited seating event featuring a Five-Course Pop-Up Dinner and optional Wine Pairing curated by DAOU Vineyards on Wednesday, October 17th, 2018 at 7:30 pm!


After a successful run as a professional drummer, Chef Derrick Fox decided to trade his drumsticks for a chef knife when he pursued another dream and submitted for a chance to compete on the world’s biggest cooking competition, MasterChef. Week after week, not only was Fox the “fan favorite”, but he proved that his artistic cuisine, risk-taking and dynamic personality would lead to a huge career in the culinary world. After completing MasterChef Season 6 as runner-up, Fox traveled across the United States doing personal appearances, judging cooking competitions, as well as cooking at recognized culinary events and for high-profile clients. Chef Fox’s upcoming Five-Course Pop-Up Dinner at 1212 Santa Monica will offer guests the opportunity to enjoy five delicious and visually stunning dishes, as his food is a fusion of his unique journey inspired by childhood memories, his MasterChef experiences, and his travels, all to bring his guests a true taste of the rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle.


Chef Derrick Fox

Five-Course Pop-Up

Dinner Menu

First Course

End of Summer Figs

Herbs de Provence goat cheese mousse, lavender oil, nasturtium, balsamic glaze
DAOU, Rose, 2017, Paso Robles, CA

Second Course

Truffle Croquette

Brown butter Hollandaise, garlic flowers, chive oil, herb yogurt, roe
DAOU, Chardonnay, 2017, Paso Robles, CA


Third Course

Pan Seared Scallop

Beet puree, crispy kale, avocado mousse, citrus
DAOU, Cabernet Sauvignon, 2017, Paso Robles, CA


Fourth Course

Pan Seared Oven Roasted Filet

Parsnip puree and peppercorn & port wine reduction
DAOU “Reserve”, Cabernet Sauvignon, 2016, Paso Robles, CA 

Fifth Course

Chocolate Cake

Chocolate ganache, toasted meringue, and cream cheese ice cream

DAOU, Pessimist, Red Blend, 2017, Paso Robles, CA

Chef Derrick Fox Five-Course Pop-Up Dinner at 1212 Santa Monica – $75.00 per guest

Optional Wine Pairing curated by DAOU Vineyards – $50.00 per guest

Tax and 18% Gratuity not included.

Reservation Information: Chef Derrick Fox’s Five-Course Pop-Up Dinner will take place on Wednesday, October 17th, 2018 at 1212 Santa Monica starting at 7:30 pm for $75.00 per person with optional Wine Pairing curated by DAOU Vineyards for $50.00 per person (tax and 18% gratuity not included). For more information and to make reservations, please call 1212 Santa Monica directly at 310 576.9996.

Joe Wehinger
Joe Wehinger (nicknamed Joe Winger) has written for over 20 years about the business of lifestyle and entertainment. Joe is an entertainment producer, media entrepreneur, public speaker, and C-level consultant who owns businesses in entertainment, lifestyle, tourism and publishing. He is an award-winning filmmaker, published author, member of the Directors Guild of America, International Food Travel Wine Authors Association, WSET Level 2 Wine student, WSET Level 2 Cocktail student, member of the LA Wine Writers. Email to:
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