We have a private dining room, The Salon, where we have hosted many parties, but we also use it as a tasting room to host brides and their planners to try a variety of our dishes and get an idea of what our style of food is like. We always start off with a Crostini Station as you see above, and because there is so much food that we serve to our tasting guests, we pack them up a leftover tray and include a half dozen of our Signature Lasagna Cupcakes™ as well.
Each month we have a special Seasonal Menu, but for brides planning up to a year in advance, we pull from our salads that are available all year round like these two featured above.
House made pasta is just our thing. Our Chef Matt was classically trained in Italy so hand rolled fresh pasta is all over our menus. He pushes tradition a lot with our Lasagna Cupcakes™, but otherwise the pastas we serve are classic recipes interwoven with all the vibrant California produce we have access to here.
Remember when we visited Peads and Barnetts? The pork from this ranch is so rich and tender, but best of all it’s fat has a luscious buttery flavor that really can’t be beat.
Our beef right now is from Strauss Farm where their cattle is all 100% grass-fed, not grass-finished (read more about this issue here). We have used local beef farms in the past as you see here, but with the severe drought our state faces, local ranchers are unable to support a 100% grass fed diet so we have reluctantly looked to the midwest to supply our beef needs. We continue to seek out alternatives as it is our mission to support our local ranchers and farmers who use beyond organic and sustainable practices. We want nothing to do with the big food industrial complex that permeates our country. Come taste the difference and know that by supporting food makers who do the work to thoughtfully and ethically source their ingredients, and by you yourself caring to do this work when you cook at home, we are all contributing to changing our broken food system. We all have the power to make a difference so let’s make one!
Photos: Yolk & Flour