Localis EATER 38 Essential California Restaurants

"Cooking with local ingredients at their freshest is no longer its own revolutionary act, but it carries extra significance in this part of the San Joaquin Valley — the agricultural heart of the state that feeds the nation. Barnum-Dann understands this, and runs the kitchen every night with the singular goal of creating innovative plates powered by just-picked produce and incendiary flavor."

—Stephanie Stiavetti, EATER, on naming Localis one of California's 38 essential places to eat


EARLY SPRING 2019


CHEF'S TASTING MENU

Starts May 7, 2019

THREE AMIGOS!

Inspiration for Tonight’s Menu

I have always loved cold climate wines; the clarity and balance are always great for food. Scott Caraccioli and Ian Brand, who over time have become trusted friends, make some of my favorite California wines. After a long weekend at the Pebble Beach Food and Wine Festival, I fell in love with the area. Localis has held event dinners in the past with both of these craftsmen, and now feels like the right time to base a whole menu on them!!

1 - Ian Brand Albariño *

Spot Prawns, Strawberry, Green Almond, Lime
Optional Wine Pairing: La Marea (I. Brand & Family), ‘Kristy Vineyard’ Albariño, Monterey County, California, 2018

2 - Scott Caraccioli Chardonnay *

Pasta, Truffle, Mushroom, Ricotta, Preserved Lemon, Pine Nuts
Optional Wine Pairing: Caraccioli Cellars, 'Escolle Vineyard', Santa Lucia Highlands, California, 2014

3 - Scott Caraccioli Carbonic Pinot Noir

BBQ Sturgeon, Chicharrones, Carrots, Apple Vinegar | Add Caviar Supplement +25
Optional Wine Pairing: Caraccioli Cellars, CF Pinot Noir, Santa Lucia Highlands, California, 2018

4 - Scott Caraccioli Pinot Noir

Wild King Salmon, Gnocchi, Garlic, Asparagus, Rhubarb
Optional Wine Pairing: Caraccioli Cellars, 'Escolle Vineyard' Pinot Noir, Santa Lucia Highlands, California, 2015

5 - Ian Brand GrenachE *

Quail, Chorizo, Black Bean, Fava Bean, English Pea
Optional Wine Pairing: La Marea (I. Brand & Family), ‘Brosseau Vineyard’ Chalone Grenache, Monterey County, California, 2016

6 - Ian Brand Cabernet Franc *

Grass-Fed Beef, Rye Pretzel, Cabbage, Blueberry
Optional Wine Pairing: I. Brand & Family, ‘Bates Ranch’ Cabernet Franc, Santa Cruz Mountains, California, 2015

INTERMEZZO *

Rosé of Pinot Noir—Strawberry Sorbet

7 - Legendre Cellars Late Harvest Viognier *

Mango, Macadamia Nut, Strawberry, Aleppo Pepper
Optional Wine Pairing: Legendre Cellars, 'Impetuous' Late Harvest Viognier, Tumbas Vineyard. Amador. California, 2016

SEVEN-COURSE TASTING MENU  115

OPTIONAL Chef's Wine Pairing 93

FIVE-COURSE* TASTING MENU  87

Included courses are asterisked (*) above.
OPTIONAL Chef's Wine Pairing  63


A LA CARTE MENU

LITE FARE

Grilled Carrot Salad

Variations of Carrots, Seed Granola, House Green Garlic Ricotta, Preserved Lemon Vinaigrette   13

OYSTERS*

Daily Selection, Lime Vinaigrette, Pickled Onion, Miso Aioli  16

FIRE ROASTED OCTOPUS

Nantes Carrot, Potato, Lemon   19

LEEK RISOTTO

Carnaroli Rice, Leeks, Black Garlic, Ginger, Green Curry   17

CHEF’S TAPAS

Today’s Selection of Three Tapas   17

Wild Salmon Poke

Spring Onion, Kiwi, Macadamia, Rhubarb, Rice  16

CHEESE AND CHARCUTERIE

An Array of House & Artisan Meats, Cheeses, House Pickles & Preserves   25

 

PRIMARY FARE

MARKET FISH

Changing Dish Inspired By The Freshest Fish   AQ

Spring carbonara

Tagliatelle, Mushroom Bacon, Favas, Egg Yolk   24

Llano Seco Pork

Kiwi, Spring Alliums, Asparagus, Black Rice, Lime   27

Grimaud Farms Duck

Spring Peas, Farro, Wild Mushrooms, Sorrel   29

FINALE

Carrot Cake

Carrot Variations, Cream Cheese Mousse,  Brown Sugar Walnuts   12

Easy like Sunday morning

Brioche Doughnuts, Salty Caramel, Chocolate, Coffee Gelato, Feuilletine  12

Peas and berries

Pea Semifreddo, Strawberry Sorbet, Almond Crumb,  Variations of Peas and Strawberries    11

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