Tag Archives: Fine Dining

Far Niente Wine Dinner

ANNOUNCING A VERY SPECIAL WINE DINNER Featuring the wines of Far Niente In conjunction with Bakersfield Friends of Wine, Valentien is opening for a one-time special Sunday supper. Join us on Sunday, August 9th for a very special dinner featuring the wines of Far Niente Winery.   Call to reserve a seat to this special Sunday […]

Bastille Days 2015 Was Quite The Party

The week got off to a quiet start on Monday, but from then on out, the energy was unstoppable.   The week ended with a costume contest and many of our patrons got waaaay into the spirit!  You may have seen us on TV, read about us on a blog, heard us on the radio, or […]

Party Like You’re French!

Bastille Days in Bakersfield! Yes, it’s true.  Come to Valentien Restaurant July 13th – July 18th to “Party Like You’re French”   Each night offers something special! Stickler for Accuracy? Come in on Tuesday the 14th! It’s really, truthfully the honest to King Louis XVI, Bastille Day!  This night you can count on a visit […]

SOLD OUT Tour de France Wine Dinner

Le Tour de France Jeramy Is Mapping Things Out. Pun Intended. Why should Bastille Day just be on the 14th? We are celebrating an entire week at Valentien Restaurant! Take a journey through France! You won’t have to get on plane, train, or bicycle. Nope.  Jeramy is taking guests on an around the country taste […]

Summer Solstice Celebration Menu!

This event is currently SOLD OUT.  However, we are taking names for a wait-list and we may have seats opening. Please call to add your name to the wait-list. 661-864-0397 All Produce and Meats from Autonomy Farms!   MENU  (subject to change, due to harvest)  Complimentary Arrival Cocktail or Mocktail (for those not drinking) “Sparkling […]

Bastille Days 2015

Join us for our 9th annual Bastille Days celebration! Celebrate all things French! That’s right, no need to travel to France.   We are celebrating Bastille Day right here in Bakersfield, California for an entire week at Valentien Restaurant. Schedule of Events Monday, July 13th:  Our Special All-French Menu Launches.  Join us for dinner or […]

Chocolate Soufflé. Always A Classic.

If you haven’t tried it yet, ask those in the know.  The Valentien Chocolate Soufflé is a can’t miss item on our menu. Valentien Chocolate Soufflé photo credit Michael Riccomini Photography Little Known Fact:  The Valentien Chocolate Soufflé is GLUTEN FREE! Yep. It’s true.  So, even if you’re avoiding flour and gluten, you can have […]

The Best In Town?

In a town filled with incredible restaurants, we felt beyond lucky to read a recent review in The Bakersfield Californian. Thank you Mr. Tittl for recognizing our talented kitchen and dedicated service staff.  We’re grateful for the acknowledgement.  Just like so many in this industry, we all work long hours for not much reward.  All […]

Friday Nights Are The Best! Ceviche will be served.

Also inspired by @thebmoa Rhubarb Ceviche with Herb Masa Strips #Valentien #ceviche #rhubarb #scallops #shrimp A photo posted by Jennifer Valentien (@jennifervalentien) on Apr 23, 2015 at 6:31pm PDT

Lunch on Friday April 24th

Open For Lunch Fridays Only Did you know that Valentien serves lunch? Yep. But here’s the catch:  It’s only on Fridays! Come in this week and order a’la carte from the menu one of our lunch time only options like our Beef and Brie Baguette a sandwich made with tender Filet Mignon, a House Made […]

Celebrate Mother Earth’s Greatest Gift

We believe that the greatest thing about living on earth is the delectable bounty of produce it provides. Join us on Earth Day, Wednesday, April 22nd for a special ALL LOCAL Prix Fixe Dinner to celebrate. Just $35 per person.  Open Seating Times.  Call to reserve your table: 661-864-0397 First Course: Salad of Snap Peas, […]

Egg Custard for Spring Celebrations

Egg Custard With Lavender Cream and Pistachio Dust Serves 24 guests if each person has just one egg. Ingredients 2 dozen (local, fresh, free range eggs are best. We use eggs from Autonomy Farms) plus shells 3/4 gallon whole milk 2 vanilla bean 1/4 cup vanilla extract 3 cup sugar 5 envelope gelatin 1/2 tablespoon […]

What a night! Semi-Secret Alban Dinner Was A Success!

If you were lucky enough to score an invitation, you know that this was one for the books!  Thank you so much to John and Lorraine Alban for coming to Bakersfield and sharing your experiences with all of us.   Thank you to all of the guests who brought wine from just about every Alban vineyard, […]

Tablas Creek Wine Maker Dinner Menu

Are you coming to the dinner on the 26th?   Here’s what we’re serving:   The Wine Patlin Blanc 2013,  Grenache Blanc 2012,  Esprit Blanc 2012, Pattern 2012, Mourvedre 2012,  Esprit 2012   The Food Shrimp Crepes with Maltaise Sauce Poached Sea Bass with Fennel, Spring Onions, and Ginger House Made Lamb Pate with House Quick […]

Tablas Creek Wine Maker Dinner

Join us on the 26th of February for an incredible evening of wine and food.    If you’ve tried Tablas Creek wines, then you know why we are so excited to have them joining us for a dinner at Valentien.   If you haven’t yet experienced the flavor of Tablas Creek, you’ll want to attend and learn […]