A vegetarian option. A starter omelet, filled with onions, potatoes, and saffron egg custard starts the meal. Soup follows, a savory blend of peas, beans, and artichokes. The entrée featrues deliciously caramelized eggplant topped and roasted bell pepper, onion, tomato ragout and feta. A beet and tamarind salad from Syria nestles between the entree and the dessert crumble.
Mini Spanish Omelet
Couscous with Roast Winter Root Vegetables
Apple and Berry Crumble
A simple cheese and fruit offering starts the meal. The soup blends the sweet and lightly bitter tastes of chard, kale, and spinach. The herbs and nuttiness of the rice pilaf enhance the bold flavors of mushrooms and Marsala in the main course in this Italian classic. Dessert is as unflinching-a rich slice of cheesecake with berries.
Selection of California Cheese and Fruits
Winter Greens Soup
Long Grain and Wild Rice Pilaf
Butter Lettuce and Radicchio with Avocado, Ruby Grapefruit, and Pecans
New York Style Cheesecake with Berry Reduction
Land meets Ocean. Almost. While surf & turf usually pair the two in the entrée, this menu splits them across courses. A corn chowder, reminiscent of seafood chowders and corn-fed beef bridges the lobster sliders and shortribs. A seasonal apple pie from Julian rounds out the meal.
Lobster Roll Sliders with Slaw
Braised Beef Shortribs with Mushrooms & Winter Squash
Sage and Goat Cheese Polenta
Romaine Hearts with Avocado, Jicama and Orange
Apple Pie ~ Julian Pie Company
A dinner straight from the steakhouse with 20+ oz Porterhouse steak for two. A simple cheese board starts the meal, followed by a seasonal cream soup. The entrée showcases a steak for two served on a platter to share. An old-school favorite salad follows, leading to a classic crumble for dessert. This menu is only available for preparation in person.
Selection of California cheeses and fruits
Cream of Winter Root Vegetable
Tuscan Porterhouse Steak with Red Wine Peppercorn Jus
Pan Seared Smashed Potatoes
Hot Mess Iceberg Lettuce with Warm Bacon Vinaigrette
Apple and Berry Crumble
An intimate dinner is an inviting, blank screen upon which to project the shared, private story of two people. In a restaurant, it evokes the thrill of a private experience unfolding against the backdrop and timing of a public tableau. At home, the story slows and the everyday recedes. The intimate dinner becomes one of your own timing and location. You move from course to course when you’re ready, eating perhaps on an impromptu table in the bedroom or in the kitchen itself. Couch Potatoes is proud to offer these fun and romantic dinners for two.