Chef Russell’s Weekly Specials: 03/26 – 04/01

Executive Chef Russell Rummer’s Weekly Specials for 03/26 – 04/01 French Green Bean Salad with burrata mozzarella, roasted red peppers, Kalamata olives, cherry tomatoes, garlic croutons and balsamic reduction $14 Back by popular demand…Honey Sambal Fried Quail, sesame, cucumber salad $13 Grilled Mahi-Mahi with English peas, sweet potato-chorizo hash, spring onions and a smoked tomato-chipotle […]

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French Green Bean Salad

Three-Course Easter Brunch – Sunday, April 5th

Please join us on Easter Sunday for a lovely three-course prix-fixe menu and sparkling champagne flights! We will serve brunch from 9am to 2:30pm and will host live music by Gio & Diamond from 12pm to 3pm! A la carte menu available. $35 Prix-Fixe Menu $20 Sparkling Wine Flight Reservations highly recommended! Sparkling Wine Flight […]

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“Do It Anyway”

Life isn’t always easy…have you noticed? And though I do my best to follow these paradoxical commandments, I don’t always make it…But I try everyday…and sometimes… just sometimes…I succeed. Mother Theresa took these words to heart and wrote her own version: If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives. Be kind […]

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Chef Russell’s Weekly Specials: 03/19 – 03/25

Executive Chef Russell Rummer’s Weekly Specials for 03/19 – 03/25 Honey Sambal Fried Quail, sesame, cucumber salad $13 Blackened Swordfish with fried green tomatoes, corn and fava bean salsa and pimenton aioli Half $19, Full $28 Chocolate Pot de Crème with Vanilla Chantilly $7 Make your dinner reservation today!

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Honey Sambal Fried Quail

“I Am Who I Am” written from my poem in 1965

Before Jim Croce and I met, I was a “city girl”. When my mother passed away at just 36 years old from breast cancer, I moved from Philadelphia to the suburbs to live with my father and step-mother Florence, my twin sister Phyllis, and my younger sister and brother. My parents had been divorced since […]

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Winemaker’s Series: Justin Vineyards & Winery Five-Course Dinner, Monday, March 23rd

Monday March 23rd, 2015 at 7pm Attention wine lovers! Please join us for a premier Five-Course Wine Dinner with JUSTIN Vineyards & Winery! This is the Wine Dinner you do not want to miss. The menu created by chef Russell Rummer and Sommelier Michael Simpson is out of this world. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to […]

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Chef Russell’s Weekly Specials: 03/12 – 03/18

Executive Chef Russell Rummer’s Weekly Specials for 03/11 – 03/18 Watercress Salad with grilled asparagus, goat cheese, strawberries, pistachios and balsamic reduction $13 Grilled Swordfish with piperade, fava beans, salt roasted fingerling potatoes and pimento aioli Half $19, Full $28 Duck Bolognese with English peas, mint, chili flake and parmesan $19 Make your dinner reservation today!

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Watercress Salad

“Croce’s Park West in San Diego: The Coolest Place in Town”

“The Reno Dispatch”, Award winning journalist and author, Jamie Reno, reports from Earth! Two iconic restaurants indigenous to their respective cities — Tavern on the Green in New York and Croce’s Restaurant & Jazz Bar in San Diego — recently closed their doors. But not to worry, both of these venerable eateries have been happily […]

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Chef Russell’s Weekly Specials: 03/05 – 03/11

Executive Chef Russell Rummer’s Weekly Specials for 03/05 – 03/11 Grilled Halibut with roasted king trumpet mushrooms, fava beans with bacon, horseradish potato puree and hunters jus Half $19, Full $28 Grilled Asparagus Salad with heirloom cherry tomatoes, roasted red peppers, pistachios, Kalamata olives, poached egg, shaved parmesan, and caper vinaigrette $14 Fried Stuffed Squash Blossoms […]

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Fried Stuffed Squash Blossoms

“Tomorrow’s Gonna be a Brighter Day” ….The Rape

In my junior year at Moore College of Art, I won a fellowship for painting and ceramics and I was given the opportunity to travel anywhere in the world to study. Since Jim was still working at Polanski Junior High School, and money was dear, I asked my closest friend, Deborah, from Moore, to come […]

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