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Sourdough: A Novel

This month’s book club selection is Sourdough: A Novel and, to make this dinner extra special, author Robin Sloan will be joining us! Sourdough offers a wonderful, of the moment, Bay Area story.  The book opens with Lois, a software engineer who has recently moved to San Francisco to work on robotic arms, finding a delivery menu on her door for Clement Street Soup and Sourdough. With Lois’ first order of the Double Spicy Combo, her life pivots in an unexpected direction, and we're treated to a wonderful tale that highlights the intersection of technology and the dynamic natural world, specifically that of a generations old sourdough starter...that sings!  


Wednesday, July 31, 2019
6:00 pm: Cocktails at Fauna (next door)
6:30 pm: Dinner & book conversation at Flora


Cost: $65 (before tax and gratuity)

Includes a four-course menu and cocktail pairing drawn from the time, place, and theme of the book. Also included will be a keepsake menu with original artwork. A wine pairing will be available for an additional $35. As we get closer to the dinner, we'll post the menu.

Please Note: We will be serving sourdough bread with this dinner, but there will be gluten-free options as well.


Please call us directly at: (510) 286-0100, or stop by in person. Because we have a limited number of spots, we will ask for a credit card to hold your place. We will not charge you until the night of dinner. A $25 cancelation fee will be applied if you do not cancel within 24 hours of your reservation.

About Flora's Book Club

Flora's book club will be an ongoing, monthly-ish, reservation-based dinner series. A book will be selected and will be accompanied by a prix fixe four-course dinner that it inspired. Our intention is to create a space for community and conversation. Reservations will be limited, as we want our dinner to be conducive to conversation. We're choosing books we love or that have special meaning to us. Our book club selections are a work in progress, so please share your suggestions!

Past Book Club Dinners

The Portable Dorothy Parker
Carter Beats the Devil

Sourdough: A Novel: Book Club Dinner at Flora in Oakland, CA

“It would have been nutritive gel for dinner, same as always, if I had not discovered stuck to my apartment's front door a paper menu advertising the newly expanded delivery service of a neighborhood restaurant.”

- Robin Sloan, from Sourdough: A Novel