It is no coincidence that my last name, Mesa, translates to “table.” I was born to be a host.
Why are sit-down dinners so powerful? The underlying main ingredient is the community aspect. Every guest is a surprise. It tears down people’s perceptions of borders, allowing them to meet and “break bread” with different nationalities, races, genders, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
The best way to make lasting memories, in a new city, is through a dinner party.
**Please let me know if you have any food allergy/restrictions.
**I only cook with fresh/seasonal ingredients.
Experience Planner-Events & Hospitality
A lazy day watching Netflix, ordering Chinese food, and drinking beer; also, books, chocolate, and old Hollywood.
What to expect at Emillio's place
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A wonderful evening! The food was delicious, the venue lovely, but what really made this special was Emilio himself. Warm, intelligent, funny, sweet….everything one could hope for in a host. Many, many good stories shared and a wonderful memory made! It was a special evening.
All I can say is wow! Having dinner at Emilio's was one of the highlights of my family's trip to San Francisco. The thing that stood out the most was the incredible graciousness and hospitality of Emilio. From the moment we arrived, he made us feel right at home. The other guests there were extremely friendly and interesting. I will never forget how comfortable Emilio made us feel. And the food and drinks were terrific!! Don't miss Emilio's coconut rum drink!! Thanks Emilio!
This was an AMAZING experience. If you select this for a delicious, home cooked meal, you will not be disappointed. But is it SO much more than that. The opportunity to be in Emillio's gorgeous home - meeting interesting new people - and sipping tropical cocktails by the fire? Emillio is the ultimate host - and then some! Part chef - part host - part comedian - and part talk show host. My adult children joined with me and were completely captivated by the whole experience. Thank you Emillio! Your energy and hospitality are AMAZING!
The highlight of our trip to San Francisco! Emillio is an amazing host and went above and beyond to make our night special. The conversation was nonstop, insightful and genuine. The food was delicious, plentiful and his signature empanadas and Coquito are amazing! Emillio’s home is bright, inviting & comfortable, and the cocktails were delightful! We stayed longer then I expected and we left with the warm feeling that we now have a friend in San Francisco.... and knowing that Emilio definitely now has friends in Syracuse, NY. These are the experiences in life that you can’t put a price on. Thank you Emillio!