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A hidden rendezvous


Located in a sensual setting up a marble and wood flight of stairs in central downtown Santa Cruz, LionFish SupperClub's new venture, Ulterior, remains a hidden gem.  With some of the best bartenders in the city, food that is locally source, organic, or foraged as often as possible, and an epic wooden carved bar & bistro setting unparalleled in Santa Cruz, LionFish is happy to announce its presence as permanent resident of the UpStairs@MOTIV Kitchen.

We know that wherever you gather, it is the good company gathered around the table that makes the memories.  We at LionFish recognize that, and by providing the epitome of excellently sourced products, flavor combinations to excite the senses, and service and kitchen staff who make & serve our food with a smile & a laugh create an unforgettable experience. We aim for both excellence and the casual atmosphere that Santa Cruz wants.

Please join us every Tuesday through Saturday from 5:00pm - Late.  We are located at 110 Pearl Alley atop the MOTIV dance club.  We are committed to uniting our community around sexy food and sexy drinks.  You bring your best friends, and we will do the rest.

Call (831)-295-3100 for reservations

 

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A hidden rendezvous


Located in a sensual setting up a marble and wood flight of stairs in central downtown Santa Cruz, LionFish SupperClub's new venture, Ulterior, remains a hidden gem.  With some of the best bartenders in the city, food that is locally source, organic, or foraged as often as possible, and an epic wooden carved bar & bistro setting unparalleled in Santa Cruz, LionFish is happy to announce its presence as permanent resident of the UpStairs@MOTIV Kitchen.

We know that wherever you gather, it is the good company gathered around the table that makes the memories.  We at LionFish recognize that, and by providing the epitome of excellently sourced products, flavor combinations to excite the senses, and service and kitchen staff who make & serve our food with a smile & a laugh create an unforgettable experience. We aim for both excellence and the casual atmosphere that Santa Cruz wants.

Please join us every Tuesday through Saturday from 5:00pm - Late.  We are located at 110 Pearl Alley atop the MOTIV dance club.  We are committed to uniting our community around sexy food and sexy drinks.  You bring your best friends, and we will do the rest.

Call (831)-295-3100 for reservations

 

 

 

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Sexy Food


A SENSUAL JOURNEY IN EVERY BITE

What else can simultaneously engage all of your senses in ecstasy but perfectly prepared food and excellent company?  We believe that flavors should be accompanied by a can't-believe-this-is-real sense of wonder.  Our flavors do more than delight, they inspire!


By sourcing ingredients that are unique, local, seasonal, market fresh and prepared in loving excellence by Oregon Native chef Zachary Mazi, and the supreme local Monterey Bay knowledge of service visionary Tighe Melville, LionFish SupperClub ensures that every bite is an experience in itself, and each meal shifts the paradigm of what is possible in our growing relationship with the food we eat, and the way we eat it.

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Sexy Food


A SENSUAL JOURNEY IN EVERY BITE

What else can simultaneously engage all of your senses in ecstasy but perfectly prepared food and excellent company?  We believe that flavors should be accompanied by a can't-believe-this-is-real sense of wonder.  Our flavors do more than delight, they inspire!


By sourcing ingredients that are unique, local, seasonal, market fresh and prepared in loving excellence by Oregon Native chef Zachary Mazi, and the supreme local Monterey Bay knowledge of service visionary Tighe Melville, LionFish SupperClub ensures that every bite is an experience in itself, and each meal shifts the paradigm of what is possible in our growing relationship with the food we eat, and the way we eat it.

Tonight’s dinner was probably the most amazing combination of mushrooms I’ve ever had! Thank you for foraging and sharing such delights!!”

—Alannah; Chef, Food Writer, locavore enthusiast; January 2015 (agrarianfoodie.com)

What our members are saying:

"This was an absolutely incredible meal. The food was delicious, bourbon meatballs over spaghetti squash "noodles" was a nourishing Fall treat. The service of the meal was impeccable and provided by our lovely and talented hostesses who brought smiles to the entire table. We had an amazing and inspiring meal set on a beautiful table of Autumnal colors and flare. I highly recommend a meal with the LionFish SupperClub. Chef Zachary created an amazing evening with a unique blend of People, Flavors and Enjoyments!"

--Carson Rutherford; October 2014

"My girlfriend Katie and I had the pleasure of meeting you at the recent Fungus Federation dinner that LionFish SupperClub held.  Despite the magnificent mushroom event, our little table of four was there entirely for the food!  We were not left wanting:  you gave us a series of amazing courses, and at the end your staff brought us out a couple extra bowls of the soup and a dish of the ridiculously amazing brandy-caramel sauce... we rolled out of there fat, sauced and happy.  Thank you!  The dinner was amazing and your crew is just adorable."

--Damon, January 2015


"Arriving to the country location for the Feast of the Forest dinner was enchanting. A beautifully laid out table under lights, with heat lamps and warming fires all around awaited us for dinner. And before we sat down we were treated to very delicious savory hors d'oeuvres, crab cakes & portabella pizza with our first wine from MJA Vinyard. Everyone from the guests to the chefs were genuinely friendly and engaging. Throughout the evening were kept informed about all the wines and foods we were having which inspired great conversation about foraging, cooking and experiential dining. How amazing to be able to eat so well from our natural surroundings! I would highly recommend any of the Lionfish Team's events."

Sandy, February 2015

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Who We Are


Born out of the combined aspiration of both Executive Chef Zachary Mazi, and Owner Tighe Melville, LionFish was created to fill a gap in the fine-dining experiences of Santa Cruz and beyond.  We provide exquisite pop-up dining experiences within the greater Monterey and San Francisco Bay Areas, expanding to go Global in 2015.

Uncompromising on flavor, sourcing of ingredients, selection of local, seasonal and unique varietals, and paired with excellent regional wine makers, LionFish SupperClub is raising the bar for fine dining experiences on the Central Coast. While the setting of a restaurant is familiar, we believe people are looking for something more: whether it's in their own backyard, on a sunsetted beach, in the calm of the redwood forest--or any other enchanted location--we bring the sexy food and you create the good company.  Join our mailing list at the bottom of the page to learn more!

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Who We Are


Born out of the combined aspiration of both Executive Chef Zachary Mazi, and Owner Tighe Melville, LionFish was created to fill a gap in the fine-dining experiences of Santa Cruz and beyond.  We provide exquisite pop-up dining experiences within the greater Monterey and San Francisco Bay Areas, expanding to go Global in 2015.

Uncompromising on flavor, sourcing of ingredients, selection of local, seasonal and unique varietals, and paired with excellent regional wine makers, LionFish SupperClub is raising the bar for fine dining experiences on the Central Coast. While the setting of a restaurant is familiar, we believe people are looking for something more: whether it's in their own backyard, on a sunsetted beach, in the calm of the redwood forest--or any other enchanted location--we bring the sexy food and you create the good company.  Join our mailing list at the bottom of the page to learn more!

EXECUTIVE CHEF        ZACHARY MAZI

 

 

       OWNER                             TIGHE MELVILLE

Chef Zachary Williams (Mazi) has been working in the fine dining arena for the greater part of a decade.  Graduating magna cum laude from Le Cordon Bleu in 2006, he has worked in 5-start restaurants, for fine-dining caterers, as a culinary instructor, and private/personal chef.  Throughout these years, Zachary has accumulated a wide range of food knowledge: science, lore, foraging, a variety of world cuisines, and a special way of tickling tastebuds.  Zachary grew up in the bountiful Pacific Northwest, surrounded by farms and foods, and cut his culinary teeth under the auspices of Portland, Oregon’s unparalleled food scene.  To describe him as passionate about food, especially mushrooms--both for the culinary and medicinal qualities of freshness--is quite the understatement. 

Zachary currently lives in the mountains Santa Cruz, California, where he was recently voted “Best Personal Chef in Santa Cruz” in the GoodTimes Weekly Best Of 2014.  He currently works as Chief Health Officer of Food Is Medicine Health Coaching, and Executive Chef for the LionFish SupperClub.

Tighe Melville’s love for organizing and hosting events was born at an early age.  In high school, Tighe began event planning, organizing parties and events for his community.  The success of these events lit a match that burns brightly today.  He began fine tuning his hosting and service skills in his hometown of Capitola, California. Shortly after, he moved to San Francisco and joined Wolfgang Puck Catering, further developing his passion for event organization and management in the fine dining arena.  Quickly moving up the ranks, he captained many high-profile events and dinners and gained valuable experience in the high-pressure world of corporate event planning.

Further inspired by the culture of food during travels in Southeast Asia, Tighe solidified his desire to bring people together around excellent food and enrolled in Cabrillo College’s Culinary and Hospitality Management Program.  In October of 2013, the inaugural LionFish SupperClub event took place, and history was made.  Now, with over a decade in the hospitality industry, Tighe’s passion for bringing people together to celebrate life’s bounty comes through within each bite, sip and delicate conversation.

He currently lives in Pleasure Point and surfs and camps the California coast in his free time.