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Pop-Up Restaurant April 27th!!

April 15th, 2012

Chef Alex of Big City Chefs will be cooking up some delicious dishes for you and your neighbors at

Featuring Professional Chef Alex Tishman of Food Network’s celebrity chef agency, Big City Chefs

Friday, April 27th, 2012 | 7:30 PM Seating |RESERVE NOW: Chef’s Counter or Table Seating

Ciro’s Event Center
Bring Your Own Wines and Cocktails
no corkage fee)

Table Seating or Chef’s Counter Seating:
$75 per person plus 18% chef’s gratuity
plus sales tax

Big City Chefs

Credit cards only. Reservations are transferable but not refundable. Menu substitutions are not available. Slight menu changes are possible based on availability and seasonality of product.

Table Seating
Chef’s Counter


Cream of White Asparagus Soup
with Truffled Croutons and Chives

Seared Scallop with Squash,
Cherry Tomatoes, Wild Mushrooms,
Meyer Lemon, and Basil

Braised Beef Short Ribs
with Horseradish Crème Fraîche
and Potato Galette

Vanilla Bean Cream Brulée
with Seasonal Fruit

Restaurant Week in San Jose

June 17th, 2011

Make sure your appetite is ready for Restaurant Week in San Jose from June 22nd until July 3rd! Save room for dessert!

Mark your calendar because Dine Downtown San Jose is almost here! From June 22nd until July 3rd, some of the best restaurants in San Jose are participating in this amazing promotion! For 12 days, customers will have the opportunity to enjoy a delicious three-course prix-fixe meal for only $20-$40. Dine Downtown San Jose Restaurant Week is the perfect opportunity for you to try all of the amazing new restaurants in the area. You can enjoy a delicious meal for only $20 at the following restaurants during this promotion:

  • Eulipia Restaurant and Bar-374 S. First Street
  • Sonoma Chicken Coop-31 N. Market Street
  • Britannia Arms Downtown-173 W. Santa Clara Street
  • Azucar Latin Restaurant & Lounge-71 E. San Fernando Street

For a list of additional participating restaurants, please visit the official Dine Downtown San Jose Restaurant Week website.

Photo Credit: Jing

How To Grill Lobster Tail

September 22nd, 2010

Hello Palm Valley! Fall is officially here, but we still have plenty of warm days to grill in this beautiful warm weather. Lobster tail is one of my favorite seafood dishes. Chef Jason Hill easily demonstrates how you can make your own delicious lobster tail in the comfort of your apartment. More Recipes

Lobster Tail Recipe

2 (8 oz.) lobster tails
2 tablespoons fresh chopped parsley
1 teaspoon garlic-shallot puree or 2 crushed garlic cloves
1/2 stick butter
2 cups water use as needed

2 tablespoons chive oil or extra virgin olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste

Tilapia Recipe

September 16th, 2010

Tilapia Recipe

6 Tilapia Filets

1 Cup Cornmeal

13X9 Casserole Dish

Sauteed Pepper Topping

2 Tablespons Olive Oil

1/4 of a thinly sliced onion

1 Poblano Pepper

1 Red Bell Pepper

1 Green Bell Pepper

1/2 Water

2 Teaspoon Worcestershire

1 Small Tomato

1/2 Teaspoon Sugar

1 Teaspoon Tomato Paste

1 Bay Leaf

Heat up your day regardless of the weather

August 28th, 2010

Hello Palm Valley! It may not seem like it tonight with lows near 54 degrees, but later on this week it should reach the 90s. However if you can’t wait for that, Smoke Eaters is guarenteed to get your temperture rising!

Home to the Hellfire Challenge, you can watch Adam Richman of The Travel Channel’s Man vs. Food take on six of the hottest wings in the country.

If that’s not up your alley, head to Iguanas at 30 S. 3rd St on Thursday nights for a 5-pound burrito and a Open Mic Night that accepts all forms of entertainment. Then again, you can always just stay at home and enjoy your day here at Palm Valley!