Michael Warring-great new restaurant in Vallejo
I’ve been wanting to recommend this place all summer but I’ve been really busy. It’s a relatively new restaurant in Vallejo. It’s a California cuisine flavored restaurant in Vallejo, kind of in the same vein as Commis. It’s a fix price menu at a reasonable price (when we went I think it was about $50 per person. Vallejo is s pretty bleak culinary destination and it’s nice to have a decent restaurant here. We went about a month ago and had a very enjoyable meal. We hope to go back soon. Will write a review the next time I go.
Just had dinner there tonight for our anniversary and I recommend it highly. It's in the Hiddenbrooke area and completely unexpected for a food desert like Vallejo.
Our dinners were $59 each plus a $30 wine pairing. The place is very small - a bar and about 6 tables. It's just Michael and a server (his wife?) and very intimate and friendly. Let me see if I can remember the menu...
* Pickled carrot puree with Champagne saboyon with fresh greens and mesquite smoke
* Raw yellowfin with house-cured salmon roe. (Excellent)
* Pasta with truffles and slow-cooked egg (Phenomenal but very rich)
* Beef (not sure of the cut - perhaps skirt steak) Perfectly cooked
* Cinnamon donut with salted caramel sauce. Excellent.
* A cup of the best coffee I've ever had, from a local roaster.
The wine pairings were good - a couple were excellent, a couple were not quite on, but overall they were good choices.
Presentation was beautiful and the service was perfect.
This is a "special occasion" place that we will definitely come back to.
Glad you enjoyed it. The server is his wife. She is super nice and down to earth.
We have been back a few times this year and the quality has been pretty consistently high. We have had similar menus to the one you tried. The raw seafood apps are always stellar as are the slow cooked egg and beef dishes. Last time we went it was really good, I was going to post a review but time got away from me. Some of the desserts here are really phenomenal.