Tag Archives: Fine Dining

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 […]


Did you know that Valentien takes great pride in our cheese offerings?  We have an ever rotating selection of some of the finest cheeses from the entire world.   You can always come in and enjoy a cheese or two or three or all of our choices, with a glass of wine.  We have a bar […]

Valentine’s Weekend at Valentien. Schedule and Menu

                        Prix Fixe set menu is $68 per person (non-inclusive of tax, gratuity, and beverage) What’s on the prix fixe menu? The Menu 1st Course Butter Poached Oysters with Artichoke Hearts  (vegetarian substitute is available) 2nd Course Shaved Fennel and Pear Salad 3rd Course […]

Niner Wine Maker Dinner January 29th

NINER WINE ESTATES SOLD OUT WINE-MAKER DINNER Thursday, January 29, 2015 6:30 pm 4 Courses 5 Wines $100 non-inclusive of tax/gratuity Head Winemaker Patrick Muran will be attending the dinner along with John and John from Classic Wine.  Excited to do this dinner with a winery that is making huge strides in increasing their already […]

New Year’s Eve Menus

Two Seating Times. Both with *Optional Wine Pairing First Seating is at 6pm $48/per person Includes a Four Course Meal. Second Seating is at 8pm $84/per person Includes a Five Course Meal PLUS a Dessert Bar with After Dinner Drink AND a Champagne Toast  (non-alcoholic pairings will also be available) We are currently taking reservations: […]

Helping Others Have A Wonderful Holiday

We were so lucky to host some wonderful children from the CASA of Kern program for an early Thanksgiving feast.   We really could  not have done this without the support of our patrons.   Just eating a meal or two at the restaurant helps us fund this event!  SO, thank you! Of course, we do have […]

Harvest Dinner 2014

Thank you to those who attended our first annual Fall Harvest Dinner.   It was a joy to celebrate the bounty of Kern County with all of you.   Attendees were treated to a multi-course meal featuring an all local menu, and were given take home gifts from some of Bakersfield’s best.    Just a few of the […]

Eat This and Drink That

Our Suggested Wine Pairings For The Week EAT  Breast of Duck Butternut Squash Purée, Mirepoix, Green Lentils DRINK  Malbec, Capataz, Mendoza, 2011 Malbec might seem too big for the duck but its fruit and tannins cut through perfectly. EAT  Sage and Citrus Roast Half Chicken Beurre Blanc, Carrots, Onion, Glazed Sweet Potatoes Peppered Cranberry Chutney […]

Chalk Hill Dinner Menu

We have a wonderful evening with Chalk Hill Winery planned for you on October 23rd. You’ll be served: Four Courses of Amazing Food. Five Fantastic Wines. Estate Chardonnay. Estate Pinot Noir. Estate Red. AND MORE. Baked Tart of Apple and Camembert Cheese Warm Salad of Roast Pheasant Breast and Confit Leg, Pomegranate Dressing, Sauteed Beet […]

Coming Soon at Valentien Restaurant

Coming Soon… Planning ahead for 2014- 2015.   Here are just a few of the great events coming up at Valentien:   September 4th, 2014  James Berry Dinner  (sold out) October 23rd, 2014 Wine Dinner We can’t release the name yet, but trust us, you’ll want to attend! November 13th, 2014 Harvest Dinner Featuring Local Growers […]

Turn Labor Day Into A Labor Free Staycation!

 Valentien will be closed for Labor Day, but that doesn’t mean we can’t help you celebrate this glorious three day weekend! Our thoughts are “why fight traffic?”   Here are a few ideas to have the best Stay-Cation ever! FRIDAY DAY Kick off your mini-vacay with lunch.  No need to dine at your desk.  Stop in […]

Bastille Days 2014 Was A Blast!

Just a look at some of the fun from Bastille Days 2014 at Valentien Restaurant in Bakersfield!