We are happy to offer our guests a special evening right here at the Casitas! Now there is no need to drive to dinner after you arrive — you can enjoy your a relaxing meal in the comfort of your casita or our dining room in the heart of the Arroyo Grande Valley/Edna Valley wine region. With a minimum one week advance notice, we will make arrangements to secure the services of one of several excellent local chefs. The chef will plan your special four course meal with your input, emphasizing in season, locally grown produce, meats and fish. What better way to spoil yourself and that special someone?
Sample courses prepared by our chefs in the past, again based on seasonality and your tastes/dietary restrictions, include:
Smoked salmon Carpaccio, or
Fresh gazpacho, or
Hog Island Oysters on the half shell presented with three sauces
Watercress salad with pear, walnuts and Dijon vinaigrette with passion fruit, or
Salad of grilled spaghetti squash, wild California cactus pears and Cacique cheese with guava cilantro vinaigrette, or
Salad of endive and Fennel with caramelized spicy nuts, blue cheese and mango vinaigrette
Portobello mushroom roasted and stuffed with caramelized yam, shallots, spinach and broccoli rabbi in a moonshine cream sauce, or
Roasted tenderloin of beef with roasted fingerling potatoes and green peppercorn sauce, or
Wild king salmon with asparagus and balsamic reduction
Vanilla bean panna cotta with a rhubarb and stone fruit compote, or
Chocolate mousse cake with berry coulis and fresh berries, or
English triffle with crème anglaise and raspberry coulis
Cost: $125 per person
Contact Tony to confirm availability and to coordinate with the chef. Please note that in some cases even with advance notice we may not be able to secure one of our chefs based on their previous commitments or other local events.
Consider treating that special someone to this additional gastronomic event the next time you visit The Casitas of Arroyo Grande!
Note: alcoholic beverages are not included with the meal, no liquor license on premise.