Love meat but looking for something a little unusual? Try the July Misfit dinner at ~GRAND CAFÉ~ from Thursday July 19 through Sunday July 22, featuring guinea hen from Biagio Artisan Meats in Sonoma. Look for guinea hen terrine with local fruit mostarda ($14); grilled guinea hen heart and crispy gizzards with pickled plum, tea-soaked prune, frisée, and almond milk gelée ($14); ravioli with guinea hen liver, duck egg, savoy cabbage, truffle, and chive ($16); and a guinea hen tagine with summer peppers, saffron, fennel, olive, nectarine, and yogurt ($32). The tasting menu will be available à la carte, in addition to the regular dinner menu, and wine pairings from Bonny Doon will be offered as well.
From now through August, you can swing by the ~FIFTH FLOOR~ lounge for a special entrée each night (Tue-Fri). For $20, on Tuesday you can have lasagne made with nettles, bolognese, and béchamel; Wednesday is duck pot pie; Thursday brings short rib bourguignon; and Friday’s feature is Fifth Floor cioppino. There is also an early-bird dinner on offer in the dining room through August, which is handy if you’re going to the theater or you’re a cheap date. It’s a three-course menu for $45, with an optional $20 wine pairing (available Tue-Sat for reservations before 6:30pm; the dining room opens at 5:30pm).
Lastly, JASPER’S CORNER TAP & KITCHEN is celebrating its first birthday with a special menu this week. From Thursday July 19th-Saturday July 21st, you can come into the dining room for the three-course menu for $44, which includes three cocktail pairings. Here’s the menu: “brochette duo” with the Negroni on tap; duck leg confit with the Weissen Sour; and brown butter almond cake served with the Bay Bridge Buck. (And yes, dear publicist Jamie Law, that was a triple play of your clients.)
Photo courtesy of Grand Café.