The hunt may be over.  We have been developing a gnocchi dish over the last few months that is inspired by a favorite restaurant of ours in Carmel, California.  We travelled there again recently and revisited their dish.  But to my dismay, they are not using the same recipe and I suspect it is becasue the chef that invented the dish opened his own restaurant.  However I believe I have finally reconstructed it and we now have a Spinach Gnocchi in a parmesan cream sauce as a side dish as well as an accompaniment to our chicken dish.  I hope you get the chance to try it out and let us know what you think.  The hunt may be over, but you get to decide.

Salmon season is over and we are now serving a great Pacific coast swordfish, flown in fresh to us from Santa Barbara, California.  We serve it as an 8 ounce filet simply prepared and accompanied by our butternut squash rice pilaf, $29.00

In our last newsletter I announced our new source for Alaskan Red King Crab.  They are now our thiird best seller on the menu so our guests have voted their approval.  Give them a try, $30.00 for two large three ounce cakes and a great Arugula salad.  You can see our full menu at

Our list continues to represent many small production wineries that are still family owned.  I will say it is harder than ever to find small producers of affordable Napa wines, as the cost per ton of Napa fruit just keeps going up.  It is my pleasure (job?) to seek these wines out and get them in your glass at great prices.  Here’s some wonderful new wines on the list with bottle and glass pricing:
NV Mumm Napa sparkling, $52/$12
2013 Shafer Merlot, $89/$19
and from Sonoma County:
2013 Judge  Palmer Sauvignon Blanc, $72/$15
2012 Judge Palmer Malbec. $84/$18
and from Austria:
2013 Sohm & Kracher Gruner Veltliner, $65/$14
Also, ask to see the Proprieter List of wines that we sell by the bottle only….there are some great buys on limited quantity wines.

Weekday Glass Specials – Enjoy a carafe of your favorite wine for the price of a glass from 4:00pm to 6:00pm.  A carafe is a glass and a half, and you can select any wine on the glass list.

New Year’s Eve – We have a great fixed price four course menu on Saturday, December 31st for $75 plus tax and gratuity.  Make reservations early!!

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