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Summer Menu

Summer Picks


Spicy California rice bowl with crab salad, pickled cucumber, sriracha aioli, wasabi cream, avocado, seaweed and sesame seeds

Zucchini and carrot fritters with yogurt-mint dip

Stuffed heirloom tomatoes with rainbow quinoa, goat cheese, and golden raisins

Fresh corn flan


Main Entrees


seafood //


White clam pizza, finely chopped clam meat, mozzarella cheese, red pepper flakes, garlic-olive oil drizzle, on multigrain dough, topped with a lemony-arugula salad

Asian salmon meatballs with ginger and scallions, served with sriracha aioli

Parmesan and panko crusted salmon fish sticks, served with lemon aioli

Crispy smoked salmon burger with pickled cucumbers and shallots, whipped dill cream cheese + onion bun

Pan-seared fish tacos with tomato-mango salsa + spicy ají amarillo sauce

Brazilian fish stew, cod, bell peppers, tomatoes, simmered in a creamy coconut-garlic broth, served with sourdough bread

Cod potato cakes + creamy tarragon lemon sauce

Olive oil and rosemary-poached shrimp

Crunchy chipotle shrimp cakes with lime aioli and mango-green onion relish

Picante de camarones– Peruvian shrimp in creamy aji colorado sauce, served with steamed potatoes

Picante de mariscos– Peruvian-inspired seafood stew, creamy aji colorado-white wine sauce, cilantro, served with steamed potatoes


meats //


Coconut curry chicken, served with basmati rice and yogurt

Harissa chicken with leeks, potatoes, and yogurt 

Sesame chicken with cashews and dates 

Chicken breast cutlets with artichoke hearts, shallots, parsley, in a creamy Chardonnay sauce

Chicken tarragon with a creamy Vermouth sauce

Chicken enchiladas, accompanied with shredded lettuce and sour cream

Peruvian-braised chicken breasts and cauliflower in a light and creamy white wine sauce

Chicken paprikash, served with egg noodles

Chicken teriyaki

Sweet and savory chicken drumettes, served with spicy ají amarillo sauce + boiled potatoes and corn on the cob 

Ají de gallina (Peruvian spicy chicken stew), creamy ají amarillo sauce with shredded chicken, served with rice and hard-boiled eggs

Panko and herb-crusted chicken cutlets

Turkey Italian sausage, broccoli, and red onion thin crust pizza on multigrain dough with feta cheese

Peruvian-style pesto and spaghetti, basil-spinach blend, Parmesan cheese + albondigas

Shredded pork tenderloin with creamy lime and jalapeno sauce, tomatoes, cilantro

Creamy pumpkin pasta bake with sausage, mascarpone cheese, tortellini, and toasted hazelnuts

Spicy chorizo, beef, and bean chili, served with tortilla chips and sour cream

Spaghetti with marinara and spicy chorizo

Chile and coconut-braised short ribs, served with creamy polenta

Braised green lentils with smoked kielbasa

Roasted cauliflower quiche with pancetta, gruyere-goat cheese blend, and truffle oil


vegetarian //


Southwest black bean, corn, and butternut squash enchiladas with pepper jack cheese, creamy bechamel sauce

Savory black bean cakes with tomato-corn salsa + cilantro-lime aioli

Chipotle and poblano black bean burgers, muenster cheese, chipotle aioli, wheat bun

Black bean, butternut squash, and quinoa casserole + feta cheese

Sweet potato, black bean, and spinach taquitos, served with sour cream + avocado

Chickpea patties with smoked paprika and feta cheese + Greek yogurt and cucumber-red onion relish

Chickpea, Swiss chard, feta quesadillas

Warm lentil salad with broccoli, napa cabbage + feta cheese

Roasted butternut squash and goat cheese thin crust pizza with white truffle oil on multigrain dough

New Mexico chile + cumin-spiced butternut squash tacos with cilantro-lime sauce

Cauliflower and broccoli stir-fry with tofu and sriracha-spiked peanut sauce

Curried cauliflower stew with couscous and chickpeas, served with lime-cilantro yogurt sauce and sliced almonds

Roasted cauliflower gratin with tomatoes and goat cheese

Polenta al forno with spinach, ricotta, and fontina

Angel hair pasta with raw tomato sauce




nibbles + grains + vegetables // 


Cucumber raita with naan bread

Toast with anchovy butter, Marcona almonds, Manchego cheese, assorted olives, smoked salmon, grapes

Deviled egg salad with anchovies and hot smoked paprika on toast

Hot spinach and artichoke dip, Parmesan cream cheese, red pepper flake, served with tortilla chips

Loaded tater tots with sriracha ranch dressing, cotija cheese, sliced radish, scallions, red onions, Mexican crema

Garlic-rubbed crostini with Boursin cheese and tomato-mango relish

Chipotle pork and veal meatballs with bacon, served with chipotle-lime dipping sauce

Chilled green beans, served with lemon aioli for dipping

Green beans with walnut-parsley sauce

Broiled asparagus with lemon anchovy breadcrumbs, parsley, goat cheese

Roasted cauliflower and broccoli with almonds, parsley-shallot-anchovy vinaigrette

Roasted broccoli with tahini-garlic sauce

Chilled baby Yukon Gold potatoes with basil-garlic aioli dipping sauce



salads //


Arugula salad with grilled apricots and pistachios, sherry vinaigrette, feta cheese

Cabbage, date, feta salad, spicy lemon vinaigrette, sesame seeds

Kale salad with almonds, dates, and Parmesan

Crunchy vegetable salad with feta, mint, and sunflower seeds

Romaine and butter leaf salad with garbanzo beans, sliced radishes, toasted pine nuts, shaved Parmesan cheese, creamy Italian dressing

Charlie Bird’s farro salad with pistachios, shaved Parmesan cheese, arugula, cherry tomatoes, sliced radishes

Cumin and turmeric-spiced lentil salad, toasted hazelnuts, dried cherries, goat cheese, cilantro

Tomato and fresh mozzarella cheese Caprese salad, creamy pesto sauce, lemon-olive oil drizzle

Spicy kimchi potato salad

Papa a la huancaína (Peruvian potato salad), creamy ají amarillo sauce, lettuce, hard-boiled eggs, black olives

Blueberry salad with broiled salmon, power greens, quinoa, sliced almonds, feta cheese, served with orange vinaigrette 

Black bean, corn, and radish salad with cilantro and lime dressing

Esquites (Mexican corn salad), fire-roasted corn, cilantro, scallions, queso fresco, lime-garlic aioli

Celery salad with walnuts and parmesan

Raw brussels sprouts salad with manchego and walnuts

Broccoli salad with sesame, cumin seeds, and garlic


soups // 


Chupe de camarones (Peruvian shrimp soup) with corn and spicy red chiles

Crab bisque with fresh corn, green chiles, served with sourdough bread

Gingery, roasted chicken noodle soup

Creamy broccoli soup, served with Brioche rolls

Corn chowder with bacon and noodles

Creamy white bean and pancetta soup

Curried carrot and coconut soup with lime and cilantro