Restaurants: Bird Dog in Palo Alto; Worth Ranch BBQ in San Ramon; 2015 white …

November 10, 2015 - bbq set

A pierce north: Two years after reopening a ancestral 1886 restaurant, Santa Barbara County booze nation cook Robbie Wilson has trafficked north for a new venture, Bird Dog, in Palo Alto. Wilson, mother Emily Perry Wilson and internal partners took over a former Mandarin Gourmet on Ramona Street and gave it a sleek, hip remake. It’s a neat menu proceed too, one that combines French technique and Japanese minimalism, reflecting Wilson’s training in France and his work in a kitchens of Thomas Keller and Nobu Matsuhisa. Inaugural dishes embody Wagyu rib-eye served with Meyer lemon kosho (chile paste), a red peanut romesco salsa and smoked butter; a za’atar-spiced eggplant plate with quark; and a movement on a signature appetiser during his Mattei’s Tavern in Los Olivos, grilled avocado interconnected with rangpur lime, tamari and uninformed wasabi. Dinner is served nightly; www.birddogpa.com.

Smoking in San Ramon: Chef Rodney Worth’s East Bay grill sovereignty is expanding, though his newest try doesn’t have a signature “Pear” in a name. And if there are pears on-site, they’d substantially be in a grill salsa or a cobbler. When it opens this month, his Worth Ranch California BBQ and Saloon in San Ramon will offer grill brisket, baby behind ribs, pulled pig and tri-tip, along with boiled chicken, trout and grill oysters. Worth’s stream grill lineup includes a Little Pear, a Prickly Pear Cantina and a Peasant and a Pear in Danville; a Pear Southern Bistro in Napa; Ferrari’s Cucina Italiana in Blackhawk; and a Peasant’s Courtyard in Alamo.

Truffle time: With a Dungeness deteriorate on hold, crab lovers might be looking for substitutes. This one isn’t in a seafood family, though it certain depends as a decadent treat. White truffles have arrived from northern Italy, and during slightest dual area restaurants have designed menus around them. At Donato Enoteca in Redwood City, chef-owner Donato Scotti is charity a raviolo starter, risotto and white veal loin with truffled sauces; they’re accessible a la grant or in prix fixe meals. And in Oakland, Oliveto’s Bob Klein has announced Nov. 17-20 dates for his annual truffle dinners featuring shavings of a savoury mildew atop house-aged steak, pasta and more. In both cases, make reservations quickly; it’s approaching to be a brief truffle season.

Market watch: Oregon-based healthy grocer New Seasons Market, that planted a initial California dwindle in San Jose’s Evergreen/Silver Creek area, skeleton to open stores in Sunnyvale on El Camino Real and in a Emeryville Public Market. Look for a former to be built out by late 2016, a latter not until 2017. New Seasons is a primogenitor association of New Leaf Community Markets, founded in Santa Cruz.

And Oakland will be a home of a 14th Bay Area store in a Sprouts Farmers Market chain, famous for a furnish and accumulation of nuts, spices and candies that we can squeeze in bulk. The opening during 30th and Broadway is set for January.

Send tips to Linda Zavoral during lzavoral@mercurynews.com.

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