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Menu for Cafe Gibraltar
On the Lighter Side
12.00Housemade Granola & FruitToasted oats & quinoa, maple syrup candied almonds & pecans, cinnamon, nutmeg, brown sugar, dried cherries & currants, served w/ seasonal fruit & honey-ginger-yogurt.
10.00Seasonal Fruit SaladAsk your server about today’s selection.
9.00GibraltarBaby greens, tossed w/ cucumbers, shaved red onions & radishes, grana padana cheese, hearts of palm, balsamic vinaigrette & flatbread croutons, served w/ housemade focaccia bread. (Vegan optional)
12.00Tian De Fromage De ChevreCaramelized onion & eggplant topped w/ nut-crusted goat cheese, baked in the wood oven & finished w/ a local honey vinaigrette, served w/ cracker & housemade focaccia bread.
6.00Soup of the DayServed w/ housemade focaccia bread
8.00Roasted Chestnut-Pumpkin BisqueWood roasted local pumpkin, caramelized carrots, roasted chestnuts, crème fraiche, sweet onions, chardonnay & hint of curry.
16.00Crab BenedictFresh dungeness crab meat bound w/ chives, herbs, garlic & tomato confit, breaded in an english muffin crumb crust, topped w/ poached tunitas creek organic eggs, finished w/ a spiced hollandaise sauce.
14.00Vegetarian BenedictOur accara black bean fritters topped w/ poached eggs & a spiced hollandaise sauce.
14.00Pork HashSlow roasted local pescadero pork, bound w/ heirloom potatoes, in a crispy patty, topped w/ two tunitas creek organic eggs & sausage-herb gravy.
14.00ChilequilesHousemade corn tortilla chips stewed w/ an ugalde family heirloom recipe chile verde sauce seasoned w/ sesame seed, served atop seasoned rice & a local heirloom bean mélange, topped w/ tunitas creek organic eggs, housemade queso fresco, chopped onions & cilantro.
12.00Mediterranean ScrambleFresh tunitas creek organic eggs scrambled w/ french feta cheese, kalamata olives, green onions, fresh tomato, basil, mint & garlic, served w/ roasted potatoes & housemade focaccia bread.
12.00Eggs Any StyleTwo tunitas creek eggs, prepared to order, served w/ housecured bacon or housemade chorizo sausage, roasted potatoes & housemade focaccia bread.
And There's More
12.00Brioche French ToastHousemade brioche, infused w/ dark chocolate & a light custard, egg battered, pan fried, topped w/ fresh whipped cream & a caramel-maple-apple glaze, served w/ a side of seasonal fruit.
14.00Enchiladas PotosinasRoasted chicken stuffed corn tortillas, baked in a housemade guajillo chile sauce, topped w/ queso fresco, sour cream, chopped cilantro & onions, served w/ rice & an heirloom bean mélange.
18.00Grilled Shrimp SaladCharmula marinated wood roasted jumbo prawns, served atop a quinoa-vegetable-tropical fruit mélange & baby greens, w/ a harissa-citrus glaze.
10.00AccaraFritters of black eyed peas, toasted cumin, grated fresh ginger, green onion, chopped curry leaf & garlic, lightly breaded, flash fried in rice oil, served w/ spiced tomato jam & a small salad. (Vegan)
4.00House Cured Bacon
3.00Two Tunitas Creek Eggs
4.00Roasted Potatoes or Thick-Cut Fries
6.00PancakesServed w/ choice of bacon, sausage link or fruit & real maple syrup.
6.00Scrambled EggsTunitas creek organic eggs, served w/ roasted potatoes, housemade focaccia bread & choice of house cured bacon, sausage links or fruit salad.
6.00Mapango Fish & Veggies or ChipsMarcelo’s & rafaela’s (our little mapangos), favorite, seasonal white fish lightly battered & fried in rice oil, served w/ seasonal vegetables or thick-cut fries.
5.00NoodlesChoice of tomato sauce or butter & parmesan
18.00Ahtapot SalataOctopus & calamari, grilled & then sautéed w/ garlic, chile flakes, lemon juice, green onions & tender herbs, served warm atop a red onion & mixed green salad. (Great as a shared appetizer)
30.00Viande De BoeufNew york steak marinated w/ black pepper, olive oil, garlic & onion, seared to temperature, served sliced w/ roasted potatoes & seasonal vegetables, finished w/ a bordelaise sauce.
25.00Kuzu Ve Ayva YhanisiBraised markegard family grass fed lamb, w/ an eggplant-chick pea-tomato mélange & seasonal vegetables, finished w/ a quince-harissa glaze served over house rolled couscous.
26.00Rôti De PorcSage pesto marinated heritage pork tenderloin, wood roasted & sliced, served atop heirloom black risonero rice, finished w/ stone ground mustard & green peppercorn glazes.
25.00Pintada Con MembrilloFarm raised in california, african pheasant breast, stuffed w/ a vegetable, house cured pancetta, sage, pheasant & ginger mousse, rolled, sliced, topped w/ a savory quince-caramelized onion chutney, finished w/ green peppercorn glaze & served w/ a favada dumpling.
25.00Coniglio Con FunghiA fricassee of local rabbit meat, wild mushrooms, house cured pancetta, tomato & basil, served atop house made fettuccini.
26.00CassolaCrab, scallops, seasonal white fish, calamari & prawns in a fresh tomato & vegetable broth seasoned w/ basil, lemon, white wine & mild peppers, topped w/ a sardinian bread crouton & garlic aioli.
30.00Gambas Al AjilloAmerican wild shrimp, sautéed w/ garlic, parsley, olive oil, white wine, lemon & a touch of chile, served atop a potato puree & roasted vegetables.
MarketFish of the Day
20.00Khoresh~E Kadoo TanbalLocal roasted pumpkin, simmered in a house made blend of curry, currants, mild chile, mustard & cumin seeds, in a coconut vegetable broth, served w/ a chick pea & basmati rice. (Vegan)
22.00Anginares Apo TyriFresh local artichoke, braised & then baked, stuffed w/ feta cheese, baby spinach, dill & garlic, served atop a roasted golden tomato glaze w/ heirloom red quinoa mélange.
5.00PizzaTomato sauce & grated mozzarella.Options:
With salami (+1.00)
5.00NoodlesChoice of tomato sauce or butter & parmesan.
10.00Maple Pecan TartMaple syrup caramelized pecan mélange, atop a housemade flaky tart shell, served w/ a warm apple-caramel sauce & vanilla gelato.
10.00Churros Con ChocolateTraditional spanish churros stuffed w/ caramel, dusted in cinnamon-sugar & served w/ a spiced moroccan hot chocolate.
10.00Wild Berry, Quince CobblerIndividually prepared, in a cast iron dish, baked in the wood oven w/ a marcona almond, oat & cookie crumble crust, served w/ creme fraiche gelato.
10.00Brioche Bread PuddingHousemade brioche baked w/ a rich custard & dark chocolate served warm w/ a seasonal berry mélange, warm bourbon sauce & vanilla gelato.
9.00Flourless Chocolate TorteA decadent flourless chocolate torte, served atop a raspberry coulis.
9.00Lemon TartRefreshing house made lemon tart, atop a citrus glaze & topped w/ candied zest.
10.00Pumpkin-Mascarpone CheesecakeSpiced pumpkin-mascarpone cheesecake atop a chocolate crumb crust, served w/ white chocolate gelato.
8.00Ever-Changing SorbetsExotic & delightful flavors of refreshing sorbet. Ask about today's selection.
White Wines by the Glass
9.00Gloria Ferrer Brut Sparkling Wine SonomaAromas of pear & almond, flavors of citrus, apple & toast, bold effervescence, toasty finish
7.00Destinos Cruzados Vino Blanco La Mancha SpainLight & crisp, w/ some aromatic complexity that makes it a lovely food wine as well as refreshing
9.00Horse & Plough Sauvignon Blanc Dry Creek ValleyLively notes of apple & lychee, w/ nice acidity & a clean finish, bright & refreshing
7.00Louis Metaireau Muscadet Black Lable Sur Lie FranceAromas of lime peel & wet stone, bright acidity is balanced by tropical notes, great minerality
8.00Foxglove Chardonnay Central CoastFrom the varner brothers, flavors of tropical fruit & poached pear, medium body, a touch of oak, nicely balanced
10.00Domaine Eden Chardonnay Santa Cruz MountainsVibrant minerality gives this wine precision, w/ flavors of citrus zest & quince & lovely delicacy
All White Wines
18.00Gloria Ferrer Blanc De Noir Sparkling Wine SonomaSubtle & refined w/ moderate effervescence & an elegant finish half btl
30.00Gloria Ferrer Brut Sparkling Wine SonomaAromas of pear & almond, flavors of citrus, apple & toast, bold effervescence, toasty finish
32.00Gruet Blanc De Noir Sparkling Wine New MexicoCrafted by wine making members of the french house of gruet, bold effervescence & great flavor
34.00Val De Mer Cremant De Bourgogne Brut Nature RoseLush notes of quince & apple w/ a hint of chalk, bold effervescence & a full body
35.00Domaine Vodanis Vouvray Brut Loire ValleyFrom chenin blanc grapes this sparkler is delightful, w/ honey, pear & citrus aromas & flavors of citrus & pear balanced by minerality & great acidity
40.00Gloria Ferrer Royal Cuvee Carneros 2004With seven years on the yeast this sparkler has deep & toasty aromatics, developed flavors of stone fruit & citrus, creamy textures & a hint of butterscotch & almond, finishing w/ structured elegance
Bright Whites & Rose
20.00Ehrhart Domaine Saint Remy Riesling Herrenweg Alsace France 2008Biodynamic w/ lovely pure fruit on the nose & palate, elegant w/ alsace minerality on the finish, dry, not too sweet half btl
24.00Destinos Cruzados Vino Blanco La Mancha Spain 2011Light & crisp, w/ some aromatic complexity that makes it a lovely food wine as well as refreshing
26.00Louis Metaireau Muscadet Black Lable Sur Lie France 2010Aromas of lime peel & wet stone, bright acidity is balanced by tropical notes, great minerality
26.00Charles Smith Kung Fu Girl Riesling 2012Aromas of apricot, tart apple & peach, w/ light floral notes, nice acidity, flavors of mandarin orange w/ a great mineral back bone
26.00Vinas Del Vero La Miranda De Secastilla Granacha Blanca Spain 2009Toasty aromas of vanilla, creamy mouth, w/ good body & balance, flavors of apple
28.00Villa Locatelli Pinot Grigio Friuli ItalyFloral notes blend w/ apricot & citrus, lovely minerality w/ a medium body & soft mouth
28.00Commanderie De La Bargemone Rose Coteaux D’Aix-en-Provence 2011Lovely apricot color w/ aromas of tangerine & red berry, flavors of blood orange & tangy strawberry, w/ great minerality & a delightfully dry finish
28.00Emerson Brown Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley 2012Fresh & fruity w/ aromas & flavors of stone fruit, w/ nice acidity, bright & refreshing
28.00Kingston Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc Cariblanco Chile 2009Softly refreshing w/ lively fruit, nice weight & a touch of minerality, very drinkable
28.00Brander Sauvignon Blanc Santa Inez Vally 2012Rich aromas of jasmine, honeysuckle & kiwi are balanced by bold acidity, w/ flavors of key lime, mint & beeswax
30.00Banshee Pinot Noir Rose Sonoma County 2012Lovely pale pink in color, w/ a lightly floral nose & wild strawberry & melon on the palate, a crisp mineral finish makes this delightful to drink as well as a perfect companion for spicy & lighter dishes
32.00Ehrhart Domaine Saint Remy Gewurztraminer Vin D’ Alsace France 2009Biodynamic, not a sweet gewurtz, rather crisp, w/ a light floral essence & a dry finish, delightful w/ food
Complex & Structured Whites
26.00Domaine Skouras Moschofilero Nemea Greece 2012Finally, a worthy greek winery, fermented in stainless steel tanks, short time on the lees, this wine is crisp w/ complex aromas & flavors that make it perfect w/ our calamari & other seafood dishes
26.00Ehrhart Domaine Saint Remy Pinot Auxerrois Alsace France 2008Biodynamic wine w/ abundant, aromatic fruit, a supple creamy mouth feel & alsace minerality on the finish
30.00Tangent Granache Blanc Paragon Vineyard Edna Valley 2011Flavors of cantaloupe & honeydew, w/ bright acidity balanced by a touch of caramel, weighty in the mouth, rich & full, balanced by noticeable minerality
38.00La Honda Winery Sauvignon Blanc Lake County 2011Tropical aromas & flavors of stone fruit, nice weighty mouth, a fuller style sauv blanc, w/ just the right acidity to balance its richness
38.00Domaine Philippe Raimbault Sancerre Apud Saraicum 2011Bright & crisp, w/ complexity, grapefruit, lime & citrus character is buoyed by fresh acidity & hint of mineral.
Grgich Hills Fumé Blanc Napa Valley 2010Biodynamic, w/ lovely tropical nuances, aromas of pink grapefruit, light acidity, a perfect food wineOptions:
Half btl (26.00)
, Bottle (44.00)
48.00Cold Heaven Le Bon Climat Vineyard Santa Barbara 2010Quintessential aromas of citrus, ginger, honey & flowers w/ flavors of stone fruit, great minerality mounting spice & a long decadent finish
28.00Domaine Lafage Novellum Chardonnay Cotes Catalanes France 2010Organically grown, w/ developed fruit & a lean core, a more steely selection
28.00Foxglove Chardonnay Central Coast 2010A varner brothers wine, flavors of tropical fruit & poached pear, medium body & nice minerality
32.00Alma Rosa Chardonnay Santa Barbara County 2011Aged in neutral oak w/ no malolactic fermentation, this is my kind of chardonnay, w/ bright citrus & tropical fruit, nice weight & balance make this perfect for both sipping & food
36.00La Honda Winery Chardonnay Santa Cruz Mountains 2011Aromas of spiced apple & a touch of vanilla, mellow warm flavors w/ just a hint of new french oak, weighty but not burly, a more burgundian style
38.00Qupe Chardonnay Bien Nacido Y Block 2010Lean & truly elegant, flavors of pear, mango & pineapple, soft oak balances this beautiful wine
40.00Domaine Eden Chardonnay Santa Cruz Mountains 2010Vibrant minerality gives this wine precision, w/ flavors of citrus zest & quince & lovely delicacy
52.00Trojak Knier Chardonnay Napa Valley 2010Local winemakers offering w/ lovely notes of asian pear & mineral on the nose, apple, spice & lightly toasty oak on the palate, w/ a lingering finish
55.00Rombauer Chardonnay Carneros 2011With an avid following, rombauer is synonymous w/ big burly wines, this one is full bodied w/ aromas & flavors of peach, apple & mango, great minerality & structure balance the noticeable oak
Red Wines by the Glass
7.00Castello Di Gabbiano Chianti Classico ItalyForward fruit, prominent wood & a smooth finish
8.00Kingston Vineyards Pinot Noir Tobiano ChileAromas & flavors of ripe fruit w/ spice & a hint of smokiness
8.00Abundance Zinfandel Mencarini Vineyard LodiOld vine zinfandel, cherry flavors balanced w/ wood & spice, a beautiful match to our cuisine
9.00Marques De Riscal Rioja Reserva SpainAromas of cassis & vanilla, red & black fruit on the palate & softly integrated tannins on the finish
9.00Stephen Vincent Cabernet Sauvignon CaliforniaDeep ruby in color w/ flavors of blackberry & cassis, complex flavor & supple tannins
10.00Noster Inicial Priorat SpainOrganic, w/ intense aromas of black cherry, tobacco & spice, ripe fruit is balanced by minerality & supple tannins
12.00Grgich Hills Merlot Napa ValleyA structured, “cab” style merlot w/ aromas of cherry, cedar & cocoa, firm tannins & acidity make it a lovely complement to our meat dishes
All Red Wines
Medium Bodied Earthy Reds
28.00Valdubon Tempranillo Ribera Del Duero Cosecha Spain 2010Aromas of strawberries, plums & raspberries, flavors of ripe red fruit, firm acidity & long finish
30.00Pedroncelli Sangiovese Alto Vineyard Dry Creek Valley 2011Ripe berry & plum are balanced by lingering spice & a touch of wood & earth, soft tannins
32.00Bodegas Carchello Meritage Spain 2011Aromas of strawberry, raspberry, cedar & spice, soft tannins, rich fruit, bright acid & long finish
32.00Gulfi Rossojbleo Nero D’Avola Sicilia 2010Organic, aromas & flavors of red fruit, spice & earth, delicate balance & long spicy finish
32.00Kingston Vineyards Pinot Noir Alazan Chile 2008Surprising find from chile, aromas of forest floor & red fruit, flavors of ripe cherry & lingering spice
Domenico Barbera Amador County 2007Medium body, aromas of cherry cola, flavors of ripe fruit & toasty oak w/ integrated tannins & great acidity $32
30.00Loos Family Winery Pinot Noir Bohemian Vineyard Russian River Valley 2010Only 50 cases produced, aromas of red fruit, spice & a touch of vanilla, flavors of wild cherry, a hint of truffle & fresh herbs, w/ a silky mouth feel & supple tannins half btl
34.00Casal Novo Mencia Valdeorras Spain 2009Ripe red fruit & a touch of smoke in the nose & on the palate w/ nice minerality, great food wine
Fort Ross Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast 2009Lovely pinot, w/ bright red fruit to deeper black cherry, smoky, w/ soft earth & subtle spiceOptions:
Half btl (24.00)
40.00Banshee Pinot Noir Sonoma County 2011Burgundian in style, w/ bright red cherry & ripe raspberry, noteable earth & spice, lovely w/ food
55.00Trojak Knier Napa Valley Pinot Noir 2010Local wine makers eric trojak & jim knier have crafted a lovely pinot w/ aromas of earth & dried cherries, flavors of cherry cola, raspberry, cinnamon & spice, w/ bright acidity
Bigger Spicy Reds
30.00Root 1 Carmenere Colchagua Valley Chile 2011Deep ruby in color w/ aromas of black fruit & herbal spices, full, w/ flavors of blackberry, plum & a hint of vanilla spice
30.00Domaine Skouras St. George Nemea Greece 2010The lovely offering from greece i’ve been waiting for, intense flavors of raspberry, w/ a touch of spice & very soft tannins, perfect for food
34.00Celeste Blue Crianza Tempranillo Torres 2010Spicy & intense nose w/ ripe blackberry & cherry, forward dark fruit leads to integrated tannins & lingering spice
36.00Noster Inicial Priorat Spain 2008Organic, w/ intense aromas of black cherry, tobacco & spice, ripe fruit is balanced by minerality & supple tannins, amazing w/ the lamb
36.00Guglielmo Private Reserve Zinfandel Santa Clara Valley 2008Small production, dark berry & black cherry balanced by earth & spice, great food wine
42.00Domenico Primitivo Zinfandel Amador County 2007Ripe black fruit, cocoa, spice, black licorice, tobacco & red cherries highlight this wine which is balanced by nice acid & firm tannins
42.00Hewitson Miss Harry Barossa Valley Australia 2010A rhone blend w/ aromas of black & red berries, spice, pepper, dried lavender & herbs, flavors of ripe blackberries, strawberries & plums, great acidity balances this wine beautifully, long continuous finish
54.00Chateau D’or Et De Gueules Costieres De Nimes Cuvee La Bolida 200880 year old vines, mourvèdre aged for 18 months in french oak, elegant, spice, smoke, caramel, black cherry, soft tannins, beautiful
Storybook Mountain Zinfandel Napa Valley Mayacamas 2009This renowned zinfandel from organic grapes is full bodied w/ flavors of black cherry & characteristic spiceOptions:
Half btl (30.00)
56.00Tour De L’Isle Chateauneuf Du Pape 2009Reveals tremendous opulence, power & richness, w/ pepper, spice box & earth & full bodied fruit
Smooth Deep Reds
32.00Gainey Merlot Santa Ynez Valley 2010Aromas of ripe, slightly earthy dark cherry, milk chocolate, vanilla & light herbal notes, flavors of black cherry, plum & cassis, w/ a long juicy, choclatey finish
36.00Domenico Montepulciano California 2007Fruit forward aromas & flavors of ripe cherry, deep raspberry & blackberry, integrated tannins & a lightly oaky finish
48.00Robert Keenan Merlot Napa Valley 2008Aromas of blackberry, black cherry & cassis, w/ nuancesof chocolate & coffee bean, balanced by a backbone
48.00Castello Di Volpaia Indue 2008Deep ruby in color, aromas of cherries, plums, clove, wood & graphite, big, juicy & rich in the mouth, w/ elegance & finesse
30.00Rombauer Merlot Carneros 2008An enormously popular wine, this merlot is big, w/ opulent black fruit, a touch of oak & a long finish half btl
66.00William Harrison Cabernet Franc Rutherford 2007Flavors & aromas of currant, black cherry, anise & cedar w/ notes of blueberry, coffee & spice, a lingering finish w/ moderate tannins, a lovely food wine
28.00Doña Paula Malbec Mendoza Argentina 2011Aromas of dark fruit, violets & spice, plush flavors of black fruit & graphite, soft tannins & a persistent finish
30.00Stephen Vincent Cabernet Sauvignon California 2011Deep ruby in color w/ flavors of blackberry & cassis, complex flavor & supple tannins
30.00Pedroncelli Cabernet Sauvignon Three Vineyards Dry Creek Valley 2010Aromas of raspberry & plum, & lightly herbaceous notes, flavors of red currants, blueberry
30.00ñandú Malbec Mendoza Argentina 2010Lovely finessed malbec, aromas of red fruit & a hint of vanilla, flavors of black fruit, subtle tannins & a smooth finish
Qupe Central Coast Syrah 2010Rich forward fruit, supple yet robust character, developed spice, & eleganceOptions:
Half btl (20.00)
38.00Adelaida Cellars End Post Cabernet Sauvignon Paso Robles 2010Aromas of cassis, raspberry, earthy spice & dark chocolate, flavors of ripe fruit balanced by supple tannins & hints of tobacco & leather
38.00Keenan Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2008Superb, w/ aromas of cedar, licorice, graphite & spicy oak, flavors of deep black fruit, opulent & full bodied half btl
38.00Domenico Nebbiolo Amador County 2009Old world style aromas of roses, leather tar & earth, flavors of cranberry, licorice & truffle, great w/ our bigger meat dishes
38.00Chateau Haut Bergey Bordeaux Pessac-Leognan 2010 Half BtlAromas of currant, dark raspberry & tobacco, full bodied w/ dark fruit, great acidity, crushed stone & developed tannins, a beauty
42.00Lacuna California 2010Morgan peterson crafted this lovely meritage, w/ black cherry, a hint of tobacco, integrated tannins & nice acidity
44.00Domaine Eden Cabernet Sauvignon Santa Cruz Mountains 2009Aromas of bright red fruit, currant, sage, & oak, flavors of dark fruit w/ integrated tannins
55.00La Honda Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Lonehawk Vineyard 2008Local vintners double gold winner, big black fruit, a touch of cedar & coffee, integrated tannins & a long finish
62.00Philip Togni Tanbark Hill Cabernet Sauvignon 2008Blackberry, dark chocolate & licorice on the nose as well as on the palate, integrated tannins, w/ a long, persistent finish
90.00Loos Family Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain Ink Grade Vineyard 2007From the highly acclaimed ink grade vineyard, gorgeous, layered flavors, w/ nuanced fruit, subtle spice & soft wood, beautifully integrated tannins, elegance & a lovely long finish
100.00Heitz Cellars Trailside Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Napa 2007Classic cab w/ aromas of ripe blackberries & a hint of cassis, big bold flavors w/ layered complexity, voluptuous & smooth w/ great focus