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?

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


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. The gluten-free pizza dough we use here at Michael’s is made by Jenn and tonight she will use it for her Artichoke, Garlic ,Jalapeno Dip wrapped in Spinach for a appetizer. Next she will prepare Grilled Chicken w/ Red Wine Tomato Sauce or for a vegetarian option,  Portabella Mushroom w/ Red Tomato Sauce with or without Parmesan for Dairy Free. For sides we will have Gluten Free Zucchini Fries & Gluten Free Garlic Bread (a speciality of hers along with her burger buns). For dessert, your choice of individual Size Truffle Cakes:  Chocolate Truffle Cake w/ Salted Caramel Sauce & Vanilla Frostingor German Chocolate Truffle Cake w/ Coconut Pecan Filling & Vanilla Frosting …this will be a gluten-free night to remember.Our  wines are Chilean from Los Vascos….Los Vascos traces its roots to 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

Sept 2 Glorious Salad Days of Summer – some of our favorite salads of the Summer Season will be highlighted tonight -Smoked Chicken with Wild Rice salad, Summer’s bounty Fruit Salad, Grilled Baby Gem Salad with wild Salmon, Heirloom Tomatoes with Mozzerella, fresh Basil and Olive oil, Green Bean and Mushroom Salad with Red wine Vinaigrette, and for dessert- homemade Strawberry Shortcake.   Ken Constable plays the guitar for us caprese

Sept 9 Comfort Food  It’s time for a little comfort as we slowly slip from Summer into Fall.  Grandma’s Meatloaf is the masterpiece of comfort and it will be surrounded by some of it’s favorite friends: Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes, Baked Mac and Cheese, Honey Glazed Carrots and a Green Bean and Blue Cheese Salad. Amador county’s Renwood Winery, one of our favorites, will be poured this evening and Scott Slaughter will sing and play for us.

 Sept 16 Smokehouse  Michael breaks  out the smoker for this one. His speciality, Smoked Salmon and the trimmings will begin our smoked extravaganza followed by the always popular Smoked Brisket of Beef.  Smoked tomatoes and even some smoking on the Chocolate de Creme (with smoked sea salt.) Our own Santa Cruz Mountains favorite, Cinnabar Winery will pour to the the music of  Mojo Mix

salmon   brisket

Sept 23 Southern Italian will showcase the coast with Linguini and Clams, Prawns La Plancha, Pasta Carbonara, Garlic Cheese Bread and Cardamon Panna Cotta for dessert….yum.  Classic Chianti from Geografico Wines will really compliment this meal and Lisa Marie will entertain you


Sept 30 German Delights What’s better than Brats and Homemade Sauerkraut?  Well, maybe some Stewed Red Cabbage, German Potato Salad and German Chocolate Cake for dessert. We think beer would pair best with this food  Paul Butler will play guitar for us.

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