The Tasting House in Los Gatos opens May 21, noon-3pm. The champagne toast, poured from a Nebuchadnezzar (15 liter bottle) of Billecart-Salmon Brut Réserve Champagne, will start at 2pm and a variety of cheeses will also be served. www.tastinghouse.com
The Montebello Market near Los Gatos Post Office at 9 Montebello Road successfully opened on May 7, and is now open daily, 11am-5pm serving soup, smoothies, coffee, lunch and dinner. There is a bottle shop, a bag to catch and a well stocked market. https://www.montebellomarket.com
A dock in Saratoga is set to close its doors on May 15. Working with the Mahaffey family, Chef Daniel Nally and his family acquired The Basin just before the pandemic and overcame many of the challenges that followed, including shutdowns, fires, energy loss, labor shortages, supply chain disruption and ongoing cost pressures.
Through it all, they have supported the community and vice versa, providing takeaway food, delivery, an online marketplace and Basin Basics grocery boxes. With generous help from the community, they provided food to hospitals, food banks, the elderly and those with health challenges. They transformed with every turn and endured family loss and heartbreak.
Nalli’s family has already moved to Montana, and here he plans to start the next stage of his career. In a farewell email, Nali noted, “Restaurants are a gathering place to share the accounts of our days, to celebrate the big events of our lives and to share a table with friends. Thank you for choosing us on your many special days! We are honored to serve you.”
The landlord is looking for a new tenant.
Can you believe it’s been a year since Épernay Bistri opened in Los Gatos? We absolutely love this slice of France and are going to toast our first anniversary with Billecart Brut and Billecart Rosé on the glass.