Cutting Edge Comfort Cuisine

Please join us every Tuesday night for 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.

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?

April 1  Southern Hospitality       Enjoy our favorite foods from the South…beginning with Crispy Southern Fried Chicken , mashed potatoes and gravy, Braised Greens, Coleslaw and of course we will have Cornbread with honey butter. Apple Fritters for dessert with Chocolate sauce, oh boy!  Our wines will be poured from Firestone Winery in Santa Ynez and we will be listening to the music of Paul Butler on guitar. No foolin’
Well, the first shot is actually roasted chicken but you see why….Fried Chicken just doesn’t take a good picture. Good thing it makes up for that in flavor:)
April 8 Paella Is there nothing more delicious than a huge steaming pan of Classic Seafood Paella?  All those yummy clams and mussels with the best green salad with Manchego cheese, walnuts and Strawberry vinaigrette.  An education on Spanish wines will begin with  Montsant Red Wine, a wonderful blend of Grenach, Caricnan , Cabernet and Syrah, Valcantara, Old Vine Garnacha, Vina Real and Riga,

91 points Parker Award Winner        Singing and playing the guitar for us will be Scott Slaughter
April 15 Basque  When we think of the Basque region of Spain, we think of Pork, Lamb and Chicken dishes so Chef will certainly be incorporating these along with some yummy Stuffed Piqueno Peppers and Domain de Bila Haut will be pouring.Bila-Haut is an old vine estate that Chapoutier farms with biodynamic techniques (same as he does at his Rhone estate), and it is planted to Grenache, Carignan and Syrah. The cool winters, hot summers, low rainfall, and the local ‘Mistral’ (which is a drying breeze), combine to make a perfect climate for these varietals.  Wine Spectator says “their rich, robust reds are taking the market by storm!” We’ll let you judge for yourself.
Jay Alvarez will be serenading us with his Spanish guitar music

April 22 Scrumptious Skewers  is a really fun theme. Wines will come from our local Sarah’s Vineyard. The area around Sarah’s Vineyard has a long history of grape growing.  Nearby Uvas Creek is named with the Spanish word for “grapes” Visitors to Sarah’s Vineyard will find a Grenache vineyard 100 years old less than a mile away, and their Old Vine Zinfandel is made with grapes from gnarled vines planted just a few miles down the road, planted back in 1922.   Come taste the history… we think you’re going to really enjoy these selections when paired with

Prosciutto Arancini & Jack Cheese stuffed Risotto balls- topped with Marinara & Parmesan cheese, Grilled baby gem Caesar Salad,  Orzo Salad with Roasted Red Peppers, scallions, cucumber & feta with Champagne vinaigrette    Grilled Prawn & Swordfish with lemon vinaigrette, on a stick, of course and for dessert, Chocolate dipped strawberry cake pops.

David O’Connor will play and sing for us


April 29  Moroccan Madness overtakes  us again this year as we take a trip to the Kasbah for Tajines, Couscous, Lentils, flatbread and more. Wines poured by  Piedra Santo Winery. Located in the Gabilan Mountains 25 miles east of Monterey Bay, Pietra Santa benefits from a maritime climate and unique soils that make this a special place for growing winegrapes. While many wineries recognize the importance of Terroir, it is this sense of place that makes our wines special.  To accompany this amazing feast and Jon Davis will sing and play guitar

May 6  Cinco de Mayo encore We love Mexico and some of our favorite dishes, Ceviche, Chili Verde and Street Tacos will be offered along side some wines  from Cune Winery. Cvné, is situated in Rioja in the traditional neighborhood of the station, where the oldest wineries of Rioja Alta established themselves, for the main reason of transporting their goods to the port of Bilbao. In 1879, two brothers decided to set up a business in the recently flourishing trade of the wine business. C.V.N.E., Compañía Vinicola del Norte de España (The Northern Spanish Wine Company) or la Cuné, as it is commonly known in Haro, was created. This cellar still reflects the origins of the company and is kept in the traditional neighborhood of the Haro station.  All this can only be enhanced by the latin tunes of  Jay Alvarez

May 13 Spring is Here! Spring  means Asparagus for sure but also Spring Lamb.  Our wines will be poured by our own local favorite, Storrs  Winery, and music will be provided by David Kingsley

May 20 From the Heart of Italy in the regions of Liguria and Emilia Romagna we find some of the best foods of Italy-including pesto genovese.  Because Liguria is on the coast, seafood is abundant and Linguini & Clams are a staple. It is said that Minestrone was invented here…the story goes that soldiers from Genoa, serving in the First Crusade, made a meal by taking vegetables and herbs from the locals… then cooking them as a soup in their army helmets. Who knows if it’s true, but it’s certainly a fun story! Emilia-Romagna is home to the town of Parma, which is the birthplace of Prosciutto di Parma, Italy’s most famous pork product. Considered to be the ‘king’ of Parma food, Prosciutto is a mainstay for Italian cuisine.  There are more pigs in Parma than people  We will have Wargin Wines and  Ken Constable on guitar

May 27  The Flavors of India will be in Soquel this evening …spicy vegetable Curries, Butter Chicken Lamb or Chicken Vindaloo  and they will be enhanced by the wines from our Santa Cruz Mountains Cinnabar Winery. A renowned source of chardonnay, cabernet sauvignon, and pinot noir since the late 1800s, the Santa Cruz Mountains region is one of the first AVAs to be defined by geophysical and climatic factors. The official appellation lies mostly within Santa Cruz County, but also extends into parts of Monterey, Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties. The east and west boundaries are defined by elevation: 800 feet and above in the east, 400 feet and above in the west. and music provided by David O’Connor

June 3 Three Little Piggies  How many ways do we love Pork? At least Three! Probably more. Chef will delight us with all things PORK and we can’t wait to see what he comes up with. Wines will come from New Zealand’s Dashwood Winery  and Ken Constable will play guitar

June 10 Crepes savory crepes, dessert crepes…specifics will follow.  Wines are from Badenhorst, a small winery in South Africa making wines in the old South African style  and music from Scott Slaughter

June 17 Celebrate the Tomato It’s getting to be tomato time so let’s celebrate with Gazpacho, Stuffed Tomatoes  Wines from the hill town of Gimignano in Tuscany, the Baroncini family winery and music from Kevin McDowell

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