Tuesday, February 22

Weekend Review: Rustic Canyon

Niman Ranch Burger with Cheddar & Onion Fondue

My boyfriend's parents came to visit us over the long weekend and we decided to try out Rustic Canyon for dinner one night. We've been wanting to go there for awhile, as we love the owners' other eateries, Huckleberry and Sweet Rose Creamery. Rustic Canyon is a wine bar at heart (their wine list is absolutely huge), but their food is truly remarkable. We were underwhelmed by the menu at first - I'm skeptical of any place that claims their star dish is chicken - but their interesting flavor pairings transformed seemingly average entrees. We agreed that the chicken was probably the best we'd ever had, and my boyfriend and I can't wait to go back on a Monday for their special Burger and Beer Night.

Squid with Romesco
Half Jidori Chicken with Chickpeas and Artichoke Hearts
Branzino with Celery Root
Blueberry Muffin Sundae