Oakland Olympiad

Oakland Lawn Bowling Club

~  an afternoon of leisure sports & fine living  ~

Ladies and Gentlemen,

As the great Olympic Games roll on this August, we invite you to a different sort of sporting event that any able-bodied gourmand can participate in. Stag Dining presents: The Oakland Olympiad, hosted at the Oakland Lawn Bowling Club at Lake Merritt. A leisure-inspired sporting and al-fresco dining affair.


Join us Saturday, August the 20th at high noon. Fourteen lawn bowling lanes will be available on manicured greens for  sportsmen and women to get rolling. Equipment and game instruction provided by Oakland Lawn Bowling Club members.


Stag Dining will be serving summer cocktails and delicious fare throughout the afternoon to keep you lubricated and well nourished for the strenuous sporting activities of Lawn Bowling and Picnicking.


Attendees are encouraged to embrace the tradition of lawn bowling attire and break out the seersucker and bleeding madras sitting in your closet to celebrate these leisurely pastimes in your finest summer dandy attire!


Bring a picnic blanket to throw on the grass for an afternoon of live jazz, libations, and cuisine. Our esteemed bartender, Ethan Terry, will be mixing, stirring, and shaking cocktails from the bar all day. Our chefs will be preparing delectable Hors D’ Oeuvres and a picnic basket filled with house-made delicatessens for the aprés bowling activities.

Over the past 5 years, Stag Dining has made a commitment to provide unique, compelling and unpretentious dining experiences that celebrate the Bay Area’s rich culinary culture. We’re looking forward to celebrating this first Oakland Olympiad with you.

~The Stags


Time: 12:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Passed Hors D' Oeuvres

    BBQ Pork Deviled Eggs
    scallion, bread and butter pickled okra, bbq spice 

    Octopus Corn Dog
    kewpie, nori, ginger, katsuobushi

  • Bowling Snacks

    “White Castle” Bao
    grilled bao, caramelized onion, cheese

    Cold Fried Chicken
    butter lettuce, broccoli slaw, bacon mayo

  • Picnic Basket

    Each guest will receive a picnic basket filled with delicious food. Some of the things

    you will find in each basket will be….Foie Gras Parfait
    Stag Charcuterie
    Fresh Baguette
    Peach Preserves
    Stag’s Farmer’s Cheese
    Sweet Corn & Summer Pepper Salad
    Fresh Fruit
    Smoked Sea Salt & Chocolate Chip Cookie


  • Drinks

    Choose-Your-Own Pimm’s Cup

    pimm’s, ginger, lemon, cucumber,
    mint, soda

    Your choice of: gin, rye, tequila, vodka

    Peach Mint Julip Snow Cone
    bourbon, peach, mint, brown sugar

    Anchor Steam Beer
    california lager & summer wheat

    Deerblood Rosé
    sonoma county 2014