Napa now has a jazz club
Now open in Napa’s opera house is Blue Note, a jazz-themed supper club that also has locations in New York City, Milan, Beijing, Tokyo, Nagoya, and Honolulu. Chef Christophe Gerard (Farm Restaurant at the Carneros Inn) is cooking “approachable California provençal-style” fare to eat during the shows, starting with an a la carte or $45 prix fixe menu (below) that will expand next week. The club started off big, with celebrated trumpet player Chris Botti as the opening act.
Potato and Bacon Fritters, Caramelized Onion Aioli - $10
House Cured Sea Trout, Fennel Celery Salad, Crispy Potato - $14
Spiced Butternut Squash Soup, Asian Pear, Hazelnut - $10
Braised Short Rib, Creamy Potatoes, Foraged Mushrooms, Horseradish Gremolata - $33
Butter Poached Alaskan Halibut, Farro Quinoa Salad, Root Vegetables, Arugula - $30
Fresh Fruit Tart - $10
Chocolate Truffle Cake - $10
Tonga Room debuts a new cocktail menu
Tiki haven Tonga Room is switching things up a bit, debuting a new cocktail menu. Check out the new drinks, and then go get stuck in a rainstorm while sipping on one:
New menu at SF's Tonga Room. Happy 2 c they note drinks with nut ingredients. Cocktail menus need better allergen labeling. pic.twitter.com/gDpOtoXQks— Camper English (@alcademics) October 26, 2016
Diving into San Jose’s Vietnamese food
San Jose is home to America’s biggest Vietnamese community, which means there is a ton of Vietnamese food to dig into in the city. Eater, in conjunction with the Museum of Food and Drink, takes a look at Vietnamese eating scene in San Jose in a gorgeous interactive feature, right this way.
Supersonic Coffee is now AKA Coffee
Joining the likes of Puff Daddy/P. Diddy/Sean Combs and Snoop Dogg/Snoop Lion is Berkeley’s Supersonic Coffee, which will now go by AKA Coffee. That’s because drive-in fast food chain Sonic sued for trademark opposition. Rather than fight that fight, the owners decided to go with the cleverly-named AKA Coffee.