How is summer almost over?? For us this means our annual summer break! We will be closed starting THIS FRIDAY August 23 – Saturday August 31, reopening normal hours on Tuesday September 3rd. We apologize for any inconvenience, this is a much needed week of rest and relaxation and a time to enjoy a bit of summer before we head into the final few months of the year.
Looking to September, we have Farm To Fork Week September 9th – 15th. While we always center our menu around the beautiful local produce available here in San Diego, during Farm To Fork week we offer a 3 course, $40 prix fixe menu option which is a great way to try several items during one visit.
On Sunday September 15th, we’ll close out Farm To Fork week with a special reservation only 7 course wine dinner featuring produce exclusively from Wild Willow Farm in Imperial Beach. The dinner will be at Garden Kitchen, one seating only, starting at 5pm with two tray passed courses in our wine lounge, then moving to our lovely patio for the remainder of the dinner. The price is $125 per person, please call the restaurant for reservations at 619-431-5755, or respond to this email.
Our wine club launches on Wednesday, September 4th. Garden Kitchen Wine Club includes a selection of 3 handpicked bottles per month (by Coral & our house sommelier) with a first Wednesday of the month pickup party where you can taste the wines, enjoy complimentary small bites, and chat in our new wine lounge. Each month the wines will vary, with no repeats- spanning new & old world, local, and Baja wines. The wine club package will also include 50% off bottles to go on pickup day, and recommended cheese, produce & protein pairings along with tasting and region notes about each wine. Cost is $50 per month with no commitment or contract, cancel any month. If you are interested in the wine club please call the restaurant or contact us.
For those wondering about the status of our expanded beer & wine license for the wine lounge, we had our hearing to sort out the issues with the protesting neighbor, and we won! The judge overruled the protest in our favor, so now it’s just a waiting game for paperwork to be finalized and to wait out the appeal period. We can soon put this all behind us and keep doing what we’ve been doing.
Thank you for your continued support and see you soon for your next Garden Kitchen meal!