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Please join us every Tuesday night for Food, Wine & Beer Pairings.

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Wineries & breweries pair their fabulous selections to complement our delicious & authentic themed menus. Live music always adds ambiance to the evening.

6:30-8:30 pm, $25/person Call for Reservations 831-479-9777

Please join us every Tuesday night for our popular Food, Wine & Beer Pairings.  Wineries & breweries pair their fabulous selections to complement our delicious & authentic themed menus.  Live music always adds ambiance to the evening. As the weather warms, we will dine on our back patio.

We have added a colorful twist to our Tuesday night Food and Wine pairings. Last Spring we invited local guest chefs into our kitchen to show us how to make some of their favorite dishes.  We only have one this series but we always welcome new talent….are you game?

June 24 Celebrating Juneteenth in Soquel with Guest Chef Madlyn Norman-Terrance Juneteenth is the oldest recognized celebration that marks the end of slavery in the United States. It started in Texas, but the largest celebrations today are in Milwaukee and Minneapolis – showing how far the idea has traveled over the years. Juneteenth is always observed on or around June 19th; the day that slaves in Galveston, Texas learned that they had been freed by President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation. The only problem was that the slaves in Texas finally heard about their freedom in 1865 – two and a half years after it was adopted!

Tonite we will celebrate with good old fashioned Southern fare: BBQ, black eyed Peas, Turnip Greens, Fried Okra, Cornbread, Watermelon and Berry Cobbler for dessert.  Sheid Vineyards from Monterey will be pouring and it is fitting that the  bold image that adorns the wine labels is a  salute to the vineyard worker and reflects their beginnings as a grape grower. While it is rooted in tradition, the iconic image is also looking ahead and stepping forward, expressing the  belief in balancing the best of traditional methods with today’s advances. It is a truism that great wine begins in the vineyard.  We are looking forward to trying it and David O’Connor  will be serenading usphoto-1

July 1 K-Bobs on the Patio  is a really fun theme. We will have protein of every variety on a stick along with accompanying sides – Beef Kefta Kebab, Cilantro & garlic marinated Chicken, Lamb in Greek yogurt and mint and a Chocolate- dipped Peanut Butter Cookie-Bob for dessert. Since 1904  Sebastiani has been making fabulous wines and tonight we are going to try some of their best… Kevin McDowell play guitar for us

July 8  Summer Harvest is upon us  Grilled Fresh Salmon with Peaches, heirloom tomato salad, sauteed padron peppers, quinoa salad, brocoli and pepper salad and for dessert, walnut shortcake with organic strawberries and Wines poured by  Sarah’s Vineyard of Gilroy.   Accompanying  this amazing feast will be Ken Constable on guitar

July 15  Picnic on the Patio  includes yummy things such as Green salad with Tarragon vinaigrette, watermelon mint salad, creamy potato salad, buttered corn on the cobb and fried chicken.  For dessert  we have cherry turnovers along side some wines from our fabulous neighbors, Bargetto Winery and if you haven’t seem Chris Ellis entertain us on these wine pairing evenings, you’re in for a treat

July 22 He’s Back……Guest Chef Bob Warfield joins his son  Bobby, who is interning in the kitchen this Summer on break from Chico State. The two of them will be whipping up an amazing  Tex Mex menu.   Guacamole Tostada for appetizer…Kathy’s famous TexMex guacamole on a tostada with fresh Pico de Gallo Salsa. Ole!  followed by Jicama and Mango Salad with Tequila Vinagrette, Spanish Rice and the main event: Smoked Texas-style Beef Roulade with 2 sauces: Honey Chipotle BBQ and Traditional Mexican Red sauce. Roulade is traditionally a German dish, sometimes made more French.  We’ve reimagined it as a Tex Mex dish that is a combination of smokey BBQ flavors and tangy Tex Mex spices.  First, we marinade a nice cut of beef for hours in a tangy marinade that tenderizes it, butterfly it out so it’s thin, fill the middle with cheese, mild chilis, olives, and a thing or two for flavor.  Then we roll that up and place it in the smoker for the requisite time.  Slice the roll and serve with a choice of two sauces.  Our Santa Fe-style Honey Chipotle BBQ sauce is always a pleaser, but a traditional Mexican Red Enchilada Sauce gives an authentic alternative.  Be sure to try both!  And last but not least, Raisin infused Brandy and Cheese.  Rich, smooth, raisin liquer brandy in a shot glass with a couple chunks of sharp cheese and a spoonful of drunken raisins. Relax amigos e amigas and enjoy!   Villa Del Monte Winery is an award wining family owned boutique winery in Los Gatos. They will pour and Scott Slaughter will sing and play the guitar. This will truly be a memorable evening, better make reservations.

July 29  Time for a trip to the Islands…..All the classic Hawaiian foods that we know and love…Ahi Poke, Lomi Lomi Salmon, Chicken long rice, Kalua Pig and Toasted Coconut Cake for dessert. We will be pouring wines from the very popular Storrs Winery and  be serenaded by Mojo Mix

Aug. 5   Carribean Nights in Soquel this evening …And what would Carribean night be without Jerk Chicken?  Also serving abmixed greens salad with Oranges, Papaya, Mango and grilled Shrimp, aromatic Jasmine Rice, Fried Plantains, braised Collard Greens. Roth Estate Winery is a family-owned winery dedicated to crafting full-flavored wines grown in exemplary Sonoma County vineyards. Beginning in 2001, Roth committed to producing classic Bordeaux varietals in Alexander Valley and we can’t wait to try them.  Our music tonight is provided by Mitchell Lujan

Aug. 12 It’s a Backyard BBQ with guest chef Larry Griffin   If you haven’t had Chef Larry’s BBQ you’d better get ready for some of the best BBQ around.  The lo-calorie (NOT) Mac and Cheese is legendary as is his tasty, tender BBQ…..can’t go wrong here.  Wargin Winery owners Denise and Michael will be bringing their Pinot and Petite Syrahs to accompany the BBQ and Kevin McDowell will play guitar

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Aug 19  Celebrating our local Farmers  Fried Glaum Egg Salad with warm Bacon Vinaigrette, Grilled Corralitos Sausages with house made Guinness mustard, Douglas Ranch Pulled Pork, Heirloom Tomato & Mozzarella salad with Balsamic reduction and oils of Paicines and we finish with Driscoll Berry Panna Cotta. One of our favorite wines,   Zolo will be poured. Zolo  is produced at one of the most technologically advanced wineries in Argentina. The purpose of the winery’s Zolo classic line is to create a family of fruit-forward, great value wines, which can be enjoyed with a wide range of food or by themselves. The Zolo Reserves, with their ultra-high concentration, long ageing in new French oak, and aromatic complexity are made for those special occasions when one needs a wine to “blow your hat off.” (see cute man on label) Zolo has been a leading Argentine brand since 2004, and is estate-grown & sustainably-farmed.  Music will be from Chris Ellis

Aug 26  It’s all Gluten Free with guest chef Jen Jenkins We are so looking forward to this….menu will follow but rest assured it will be a gluten free night to remember. Our  wines are from Los Vascos….Los Vascos traces its roots to approximately 1750 and to the original vineyard of Miguel Echenique. The vineyard passed down through the family throughout the succeeding centuries. The acquisition of 50% of Los Vascos by Rothschild (Lafite) in 1988 was the result of a careful search among more than one hundred Chilean wines for one that could meet their criteria for excellence. A team of winemakers from Domaine Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) control the viticulture, harvest, maceration, fermentation and aging of the wines at Los Vascos.  Our  music tonight will be from Paul Butler

Stay tuned for the next series of guest chef food and wine pairings……….