Dinner with Braida
Giacomo Bologna was actually the first to realize that Barbera could age brilliantly in small oak barrels. In the 1980's he put this discovery to use, creating three now-famous crus, Uccellone, Bricco della Bogotta, and Ai Suma. The extraction, clarity, and superb balance of these wines is simply unbelievable. Today, Giacomo's wife Anna and their children continue the plans and dreams that he conceived long ago. Giacomo's family stresses that while wine is made with your hands through established techniques, it cannot truly be great unless the winemaker has a great passion for it.
Please join us for a special dinner with the winemaker from Braida on May 7th.
Grilled Octopus and Potato Salad with Capers and Piments d'Argile
Braida Barbera 'Montebruna' 2010
Morel Tagliatelle with Parmigiano-Reggiano
Braida 'Il Baciale' 2010 (Barbera, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot)
Barbera Risotto Mantecato
Braida Barbera 'Bricco dell Uccellone' 2009
Braised Wagyu Cheeks with Fava Beans and Celeriac
Braida Barbera 'Ai Suma' 2001
Millie Foglie with Rose Cognac Fool, Vanilla Poached Rhubarb and Candied Organic Rose
Braida Moscato d' Asti 2011
A dinner with Balboa Winery April 12th 2013. Join us at 6:30 for reception with the winemaker followed by 7pm seating for dinner.
Dungeness Crab with Rhubarb Sorbetto and Crab Butter Powder
Roasted Local Beet, Sulla Honey, Thyme, Burrata and Sunflower and Poppy Seeds
Ligurian Silk Handkerchief with Hen's Yolk, Sunchoke Crema and Parmigiano-Reggiano Reduction
Guinea Fowl and Seared Foie Gras with Roasted Salad Onion, Pinenut Croccante and Marsala
Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta with Vanilla Salt and Rhubarb
$160 per person plus tax and gratuity
By request, Chef Holly Smith is excited to announce Table 2 for 2
There are always request from guests to “let the chef cook for me”. Café Juanita is excited to announce Table 2 for 2. There are 6 reservations available per week, 2 tables on Friday, 2 tables on Saturday and 2 tables on Sunday evenings where the chefs of Café Juanita will prepare individual tasting menus for the very special guests of Table 2. The table affords a view of the open kitchen where Chef Owner Holly Smith leads a talented crew nightly.
There are 2 seating’s available on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings on what has over the years become Holly’s favorite table, Table 2. First seating is 5:30pm and the second seating at 8:45pm. All the Chef needs is information on any allergies or dietary restrictions, and a special tasting menu of seasonal dishes will await your reservation. Upon request, Wine Director Kyle Brierley will work with Chef Smith to craft a beverage pairing to compliment the menu. Like the menu the pairings will be surprising!
The Tasting Menu will be $135 per guest with optional beverage pairing $75 per guest, not including tax and gratuity.
To see an example of a previous menu, please visit our Special Menu page.
Call the restaurant to book your reservation, 425.823.1505
Thank you for joining us this summer for our Pasta and Pig Roast Al Fresco Dinners, we look forward to renewing the tradition next summer!