Tag Archives: Fine Dining

Bastille Days 2014

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Bastille Days Starts July 14th!

An Interview With A Chef

Jake came to work for Valentien years and years ago, and has worked his way up the “line” from dishwasher to a leader in the kitchen.  You may remember we first introduced you to Jake way back when. Because we think it is important to know just who is preparing your food, we recently sat […]

June 21st is Solstice

Let’s Celebrate!

Summer Solstice Celebration

June 21st. Ring in the summer with a joyful evening. Valentien Restaurant and Autonomy Farms have partnered to bring you a very special night.   We will have an actual Farm Stand full of summer vegetables and farm fresh eggs that you can peruse leisurely wile sipping on a lavender lemonade or cold craft beer.  […]

Easter Brunch At Home? Solved.

Valentien won’t be open this year for Easter. Brunch or Dinner.   We have decided that this is the year to stay at home with our families. Should you opt to follow our lead and stay home for your Easter Brunch, you might be scratching your head, searching for the perfect, elegant-yet-easy, crowd-pleasing recipe.   So, […]

Spring Desserts!

To celebrate sweetness in all of its forms we have just launched a new spring dessert menu.  We think you will love it! Come in soon to try the new Chocolate Coconut Cake that Chef Jesse has whipped up for you.  Lavender Crème Brûlée, Passion Fruit Panna Cotta, and all of the Valentien Classic Desserts […]

What makes dining out more than just about the food? The service, of course!

Many things can elevate an average dinner to a stellar evening.  Of course the food is (or at least, should be) the shining star, but another extremely important factor is the service of said food.   It’s not always an easy job, but the best waiters make it seem effortless.  If a mistake does happen, they […]

Here is your guide to dining at Valentien on Valentine’s Day

Valentine at Valentien Schedule of Events As in year’s past, we feel that LOVE is worth so much more than one night!  Here are ways you can celebrate the season of romance with us: Thursday 2/13 DINNER:  A Special Romantic À la carte  Menu with Open Seating Times available to reserve. Friday 2/14 LUNCH:  SOLD OUT […]

New Year’s Eve Second Seating Menu

Christmas Eve Dinner Menu

Seasonal Recipe

Looking for a cranberry sauce to knock your socks off? Look no further! This is perfect for any occasion during the holidays.  The recipe works well on a savory table as a side dish, or as an accent to a simple dessert like pound cake or ice cream.   “We make this every year for […]

The Flavors of Fall Continue To Appear

New to our menu, a wonderful Sage and Citrus Chicken. Roasted to a juicy tenderness with carrots and onions, with just a bit of a white wine beurre blanc.  Served alongside the chicken are Orange Glazed Sweet Potatoes, and a Peppered Cranberry Chutney.  This week we are featuring this flavorful fall dish for just $21 […]

Stuffed Squash Is Back – Diva Approved!

Late last spring, Valentien was visited by Bakersfield Life’s Dining Divas.   They dined with us on the last night of the season that we served our Stuffed Squash dish.  Really,  we had already kept it in on the menu way too long.  It is a fall and winter dish, not appropriate for spring or summer […]

A Historical Perspective On Wine Making

Wine Maker Dinner with Schramsberg 6:00 PM, Thursday, November 14th, 2013 Taste a Bit of History Schramsberg has a long and storied past, and was declared a Historical Landmark in 1957.  Sure, now Schramsberg is considered one of the premium brands in the production of sparkling wine (“… and the first U.S. wine to “match […]