Social Policy is preparing to host the first of many private dining experiences, showcasing local talent and bringing together residents to break bread.

The Social Policy—or So/Po—which filled the Paseo de San Antonio space most recently vacated by Blackbird Tavern, is fairly new on the scene. However, the coffee and pastry shop benefits from brand recognition: Social Policy is run by the same folks who founded Bellano Coffee and B2 Coffee. The family run operation plans to expand from their current menu offerings. The plan is to ultimately serve beer, wine and an assortment of breakfast and lunch options.

Their new local chef showcase series, The Public Offering, kicks-off Aug. 30. So/Po co-owner Veronica Ruckman is hoping to make the event a regular feature at Social Policy—exposing the community to local culinary talent.

“This will be the first of what I hope will become a regular event allowing local chefs to showcase their own personal style, taste and creativity,” Ruckman says. “The theme is local – food, beverage, and talent will all be locally sourced.”

Chef Marshall Reid will be creating what he describes as a “blue collar fine dining” menu. Reid is a veteran in the South Bay culinary scene. He’s proved his abilities at the popular local hangout Cafe Stritch, as well as Firehouse and Alexander’s Steakhouse in Cupertino.

The 4-course menu will include a heirloom tomato salad, a “Mariscos y Maiz” seafood and corn dish with lobster polenta cakes for starters. The main course will consist of fennel and coffee pork loin with mushrooms. Dessert is an interesting combination: a panna cotta of foie gras with a black and blue compote and thai basil. Wine pairings will be provided by  Sommelier Josh Schulenberg of Cafe Stritch, alongside local beers.