Jardiniere $45 Monday Prix Fixe WITH wine

30 03 2009

The past two weeks found me at one of my favorite haunts on Monday.  Perhaps it’s because I used to work there, but Jardiniere is one of the greatest restaurants in the city.  Traci Des Jardins and her team always deliver.  Two weeks ago I went with some friends to enjoy the Devil’s Gulch prix fixe dinner, because who can beat $45 for a three course WITH wine!?  We enjoyed the charcuterie to share and then a salad with rabbit, a lamb ragout dish and a lovely rhubarb crostada all paired expertly with some Italian wines, not full glasses, but enough to hold you through each course comfortably.  We really enjoyed the meal seated at a table, but I was out of my element because I really enjoy watching all the action at Jardiniere from a seat at the gorgeous circular bar.

I went back again last week for the Dordogne dinner which included an incredibly satisfying cassoulet.  I was on my own and on the way to a Chartreuse sponsored karaoke gong show party (I know, random), so I ate at the bar this time.  Bartenders at Jardiniere are really friendly, make great cocktails and really work hard to provide the same calibre of service you would receive at a table in the dining room.  Totally satisfying.  Who knows maybe you’ll see me there tonight.




March 30th – Savoie Dinner

Warm Asparagus Salad, Country Ham
Giachino, Roussette de Savoie, Savoie, France 2005

Roast Hoffman Chicken, Tartiflette Potatoes
Xavier Monot, Maranges Premier Cru “Clos de la Fussière” Burgundy, France 2006

Biscuit de Savoie
Chateau de Suron Quarts de Chaume, Loire Valley, France 2000


April 6th – Tuscan Dinner

Tomato, Porcini and Bread Soup
Feudi Della Medusa, Vermentino di Sardegna “Albithia” Italy 2006

Porchetta of Suckling Pig, Farro, Braised Greens and Salsa Verde
Fontodi Chianti Classico, Tuscany, Italy 2004

“Caffè en Forchetta”
Espresso Flan with Candied Almonds and Whipped Cream
D’Ancona Passito de Pantelleria, Pantelleria, Italy 2004


April 13th – Anchor Brewing Dinner

Fried Monterey Sardines, Artichokes, Baby Fennel, Sauce Gribiche
Anchor Summer Beer

Housemade Gnocchi, Beef Ragoût, Lucques Olives and Parmigiano-Reggiano
Anchor Porter Beer

Caramel Covered Apple and Toasted Almonds
Anchor Old Foghorn, Barleywine Style Ale


April 20th – Celebration of Spring Dinner

Chilled English Soup, Mint Crème Fraîche
Chehalem, Pinot Gris, Willamette Valley, Oregon 2007

Housemade Potato Gnocchi,
Zuckerman Farms Asparagus, Morel Mushrooms and Ramp Greens, Parmigiano-Reggiano
Artazuri Garnacha, Navarra, Spain 2007

Tahitian Vanilla Angel’s Food Cake,
Riesling Marinated Strawberries
La Spinetta Moscato d’Asti “Bricco Quaglia” Piedmont, Italy 2007


Wines subject to change.

For reservations call 415-861-5555 or book online at www.jardiniere.com

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