Tag Archives: Fine Dining

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 […]


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 […]