Lark Creek® Restaurant Group News
February 1, 2014 - Lark Creek Restaurant Group Gets Cracking with the 25th Annual Dungeness Crab Festival
Our annual crab festival is hard work for our amazing Chefs. We buy live crabs, cook and clean them, and take special care at each step to protect our delicate local culinary jewel. Sure, it would be easier to buy cooked crabs or picked crabmeat, but it wouldn’t taste as good. For our teams, that hard work is quickly forgotten, but the memory of a great crab dish lingers long.
One Market Restaurant, San Francisco • Chef Mark Dommen
LarkCreekSteak, San Francisco • Chef Ismael Macias
Cupola Pizzeria, San Francisco • Chef Marc Tennison
The Tavern at Lark Creek Larkspur • Chef Aaron Wright
Lark Creek Walnut Creek• Chef Scott Wall
Lark Creek Blue, San Jose • Chef Chad Greer
Yankee Pier Larkspur • Chef Aaron Wright
Yankee Pier Lafayette • Chef Michael Dunn
Yankee Pier SFO Terminal 3 • Chef Heidi DiPippo
Fish Story Napa • Chef Scott Ekstrom
Parcel 104 Santa Clara • Chef Jonathan Hall
Lark Creek Grill, SFO Terminal 2 • Chef Heidi DiPippo
November 6, 2013 - Chef Brad Ogden returns to select Lark Creek Restaurants to celebrate his cookbook "Holiday Dinners with Bradley Ogden"
Special dinner and book signing events with Chef Bradley Ogden throughout
the month of Nctober at Select Locations
On select dates this winter, celebrated chef and Lark Creek Restaurant Group co-founder Bradley Ogden will host special events at restaurants around the Bay Area feting his holiday cookbook, “Holiday Dinners with Bradley Ogden.” At each event, guests will be able to purchase a cookbook to be signed by Ogden for just $30.00, as well as experience à la carte menu items based on recipes from the cookbook. Each restaurant will offer their full à la carte menus in addition to the special menus. Come meet and greet this culinary icon and purchase the perfect one-of-a-kind holiday gift for food lovers.
Bradley Ogden Book Signing Events include:
The Tavern at Lark Creek | 415.924.7766
Thursday 11/13 - Book Signing 4-7pm – Dinner dishes available all evening
Friday 11/14 - Book Signing 4-7pm – Dinner dishes available all evening
Lark Creek Walnut Creek | 925.256.1234
Wednesday 11/20 - Book Signing 4-7pm – Dinner dishes available all evening
Lark Creek Blue | 408.244.1244
Thursday 11/21 - Book Signing 4-7pm – Dinner dishes available all evening
Friday 11/22 - Book Signing 4-7pm – Dinner dishes available all evening
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November 1, 2013 - Lark Creek Restaurant Group Offers Gingerbread Wishes Celebration Throughout November
Dessert That Makes You Feel Good, Twice! The Seventh Annual Gingerbread Wishes Celebration supporting the Make A Wish Foundation
Available at select Lark Creek Restaurant Group locations:
The Tavern at Lark Creek, Larkspur, (415) 924-7766
One Market Restaurant, San Francisco, (415) 777-5577
Lark Creek Walnut Creek, (925) 256-1234
Lark Creek Newport Beach, (949) 640-6700
LarkCreekSteak, San Francisco, (415) 593-4100
Yankee Pier Larkspur, (415) 924-7676
Yankee Pier Lafayette, (925) 283-4100
Lark Creek Blue, San Jose, (408) 244-1244
Fish Story, Napa, (707) 251-5600
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October 1, 2013 - Lark Creek Restaurant Group Celebrates the Classic Pairing of Pinot Noir and Wild Mushrooms in Welcoming the Autumn Season
Special Pinot and Mushroom Menus will be Available Throughout
the Month of October at Select Locations
Inaugural Group-wide Pinot Noir & Mushrooms Festival begins October 1, 2013, starting a delicious tradition utilizing chanterelle, matsutake, porcini, and other local wild mushrooms in a wide-variety of chef-crafted dishes to complement existing à la carte menus. Each participating restaurant will also showcase innovative pairings of luscious Pinot Noirs from throughout the region. These decadent fall flavors combine to tantalize the senses and welcome the crisp fall weather.
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September 1, 2013 - Lark Creek Restaurant Group's Annual Heirloom Tomato Festival Returns
Our Annual Heirloom Tomato Festival is back! During the month of September we are featuring the rich flavors at the height of tomato season with new, delectable dishes. Each participating Bay Area restaurant is showcasing a wide range of exciting heirloom tomato creations in addition to their existing à la carte menus. Some of the most creative chefs around are preparing dishes with tomatoes still warm from the garden. Our restaurants are sourcing Brandywine, Green Zebra, Yellow Marvel and Purple Cherokee heirloom varietals, among others from local growers, like J+K Smith Farms and Rose Lane Farm.
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July 1, 2013 - July Wine Event Returns to Lark Creek Restaurant Group
Each year, for the entire month of July, Lark Creek Restaurant Group offers ever bottle in our 1,000-plus label cellar at half price. It's as much fun for us as it is for you -- ask one of our Sommeliers to tell you about their favorites!
Participating restaurants include One Market Restaurant, Cupola Pizzeria and LarkCreekSteak in San Francisco, Lark Creek Walnut Creek, The Tavern at Lark Creek in Larkspur, Yankee Pier in Lafayette and Larkspur, Lark Creek Blue at Santana Row and Parcel 104 in Santa Clara.
May 16, 2013: Westfield San Franicsco Centre Presents Cupola and Lark Creek Steak, both key anchors of The Restaurant Collection Under the Dome
Westfield presents enticing videos profiling two of Lark Creek Restaurant Group's signature properties -- Cupola Pizzeria and Lark Creek Steak -- part of The Restaurant Collection Under the Dome.
View Lark Creek Steak Profile (0:01:33)
View Cupola Pizzeria Profile (0:01:49)
May 8, 2013 - "Dinner and Dancing" Continues at The Tavern at Lark Creek
What better date night than a complimentary ballroom dance lesson -- Swing, Salsa, Waltz or Cha-Cha -- followed by a special three course dinner (with options) at The Tavern at Lark Creek? Space is limited, so reserve your spot today!
~ Happy Hour at 6pm
~ Classes Start at 7pm
~ Dinner at 8pm
$45 includes dance lesson
May 1, 2013: May is Teacher Appreciation Month at Lark Creek Restaurant Group
Every year in May, we send a big "thank you" to Bay Area teachers and School employees. We know when we drop off our kids each day, you go the extra yard to help them do their best. So, throughout the month of May, show us your teacher or school I.D. and the first $10 you spend for food and non-alcoholic beverages is on us -- Even if you spend only $10. It's a little reward for all you do. spread the word!
Participating restaurants include One Market Restaurant, Cupola Pizzeria and LarkCreekSteak in San Francisco, Lark Creek Walnut Creek, The Tavern at Lark Creek in Larkspur, Yankee Pier in Lafayette and Larkspur, Lark Creek Blue at Santana Row, Fish Story in Napa and Parcel 104 in Santa Clara.
April 13, 2013: Crawfish Boil at Fish Story Sunday April 28, 2013
Fish Story’s warm and inviting patio will play host to a New Orleans Crawfish Boil on Sunday, April 28, replete with Zydeco music and Abita beer, delivered fresh from the Crescent City. The menu ($35.00/person, exclusive of beverages, tax, and gratuity), served family style, will include:
• A pound and half of Local Crawfish in a Spicy NOLA-Style Boil with drawn butter
• Freshly Dug New Potatoes
• Delicate Artichoke Halves
• Warm French Style Bread
• Roasted Garlic Cloves
The New Orleans Crawfish Boil will also be available as a special menu item from Sunday, April 28 – Saturday, May 4, 2013.
February 7, 2013 - One Market Restaurant Celebrates 20 Years!
Jerome Jones of the Mayor’s Office, Quinn McKenna, John Hulihan, Beth Brown, Mark Dommen, Lisa Ang of the Mayor’s Office, Bradley Ogden, Michael Dellar, Randy Kies, Leslye Dellar, Larry Bouchard together to receive the Mayor's Proclamation of February 7th as One Market Restaurant Day.
February 1, 2013 - Lark Creek Restaurant Group Rolls Out its 24th Annual Dungeness Crab Festival
Lark Creek Restaurant Group's annual Dungeness Crab Festival is hard work for our culinary teams. We buy live crabs, cook and clean them, and take special care at each step to protect this delicate local culinary jewel. Sure, it would be easier to buy cooked crabs or picked crabmeat, but it wouldn't taste as good. for our chefs, that hard work is quickly forgotten, but the memory of a great crab dish lingers long after. It's a tradition that's 24 years old and going strong. Hope to see you there!
Participating restaurants include One Market Restaurant and LarkCreekSteak in San Francisco, The Tavern at Lark Creek in Larkspur, Yankee Pier at SFO, in Lafayette and Larkspur, Fish Story restaurant in Napa, Lark Creek Grill at SFO, Lark Creek Blue at Santana Row and Parcel 104 in Santa Clara.
January 24, 2013 - One Market Restaurant Celebrates 20th Anniversary with Special Menus and Events throughout February
Beginning Friday, February 1, One Market Restaurant will offer special prix fixe multi-course
menus for lunch ($25) and dinner ($39) that showcase the restaurant’s illustrious 20-year
history in San Francisco. These commemorative menus will feature milestone dishes
from throughout One Market’s two decades of award-winning service.
Sample dishes include:
Bradley’s Caesar Salad whole leaf romaine, parmesan croutons - 1993
Beet Carpaccio radishes, fresh chevre, sherry vinaigrette 2004
Bay Leaf-marinated Flat Iron Steak green peppercorns, big fries 2005
Roasted Bass fennel-sausage stuffing, baby wild arugula 2001
Pineapple “Upside Down” Cake pineapple-citrus gastrique, vanilla bean ice cream 2008
Valrhona Chocolate Tart carmelized bananas, candied hazelnuts, rum-brown butter caramel, Tahitian vanilla bean ice cream 2009
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January 7, 2013 - Lark Creek Restaurant Group participates in Dine About Town, January 15-31, 2013
Enjoy special discounted lunch and dinner menus at One Market Restaurant , LarkCreekSteak and Cupola Pizzeria during "Dine About Town." Running January 15-31, 2013, Dine About Town offers diners great opportunities to enjoy prix-fixe 2-course lunch menus for $18.95 (add dessert for $4.00) and prix fixe 3-course dinner menus for $36.95. Add a wine pairing to either meal for just $31.00.
December 28, 2012 - The Tavern at Lark Creek Announces Next Dinner & Dancing Series Starting January 14, 2013
If you haven’t been to our Monday night dinner and dance classes, you’re in for a treat! Chef Aaron Wright and Mark Novak of Bay West Ballroom have put together another exciting series. What better date night than a complimentary ballroom dance lesson followed by dinner at The Tavern. Flat rate of $45 includes dance lesson and 3-course prix fixe dinner menu (exclusive of beverages, tax and gratuity.)
January 14, 2013:
February 11, 2013: Tango
March 11, 2013:
April 8, 2013:
Happy Hour 6pm
Space is limited, so be sure to make your reservations today by calling The Tavern at Lark Creek at 415-925-7766.
November 14, 2012 - Join Wine & Wall's Wine Clubs
Wine & Wall announces two new Wine Clubs.
THE CUVÉE CLUB
2-3 bottles of fun, approachable wines
A variety of reds and whites
THE RESERVE CLUB
~ 2-3 bottles of small-production, collectible wines, mostly reds
~ Winery visit, concierge services, and exclusive access to pre-releases
~ A monthly selection of 2-3 bottles of wine
~ Monthly Club Membery Happy Hour & Pick-Up Party
10% off all retail price wine purchases
~ Invitations for
2 to all arist exhibition openings
~ Preferred pricing on winemaker evenings and educational events
For more info or to sign up online, visit Wine & Wall.
October 17, 2012 - Cupola Pizzeria Appoints Marc Tennison New Chef
Marc Tennison has been named chef of Cupola Pizzeria, Lark Creek Restaurant Group’s restaurant celebrating Italian cuisine in the Westfield San Francisco Centre.
At Cupola Pizzeria, Tennison offers Neapolitan-style pizza from a handcrafted Stefano Ferrara wood-burning pizza oven imported from Naples, Italy, in addition to salads, housemade pastas, panini and desserts in a fun, fashion-focused atmosphere. Some of the dishes Tennison will add to the menu this fall include Garlic and Bread Soup with onion broth, red kuri squash, and poached egg; Butter Lettuce Salad with French butter pears, toasted walnuts, and gorgonzola; Butternut Squash Ravioli with Amaretti cookies, brown butter, and sage; Kabocha Squash Pizza with hot coppa and smoked mozzarella; Steamed Artichokes with parsley bread crumbs and lemon zabaglione; Bolognese with Handkerchief Pasta and pork, pancetta, dried porcini, sage, and ricotta.
“Though a pizzeria was something we had never created before as a company, we had a wealth of individual experience in our management team and have brought people on board, such as Chef Tennison, who truly understand Italian cucina,” explains Michael Dellar, co-founder, president and CEO of Lark Creek Restaurant Group. “Everything from our custom Stefano Ferrara pizza oven imported from Naples to securing the restaurant’s certification from the Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana, speaks to offering the most authentic experience possible.”
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10.12.12 - Sixth Annual Gingerbread Wishes Event returns to Lark Creek Restaurant Group, benefiting the Make a Wish Greater Bay Area
Throughout the month of November, paritcipating Lark Creek Restaurant Group properities — The Tavern at Lark Creek, One Market Restaurant, Lark Creek Steak, Cupola Pizzeria, Lark Creek Walnut Creek, Yankee Pier Larkspur, Yankee Pier Lafayette, Fish Story and Lark Creek Blue Restaurant — invite guests to celebrate the holiday season by giving to a worthy cause. With 100% of the proceeds benefiting Make-A-Wish, guests can order star-shaped, fresh-baked gingerbread cookies off the dessert menu for only $10.00 each, to decorate with frosting, sprinkles and candies. Designed by One Market Restaurant Pastry Chef Patti Dellamonica-Bauler, the cookies can be enjoyed while dining, taken home in a decorative bag or given as a gift. Read full announcement
October 2012 - Celebrated Winemaker Merry Edwards to Present a Special Wine Dinner on October 17, 2012, during Tavern at Lark Creek's Wild Mushroom & Pinot Noir Month
The Tavern at Lark Creek announces “An Evening with Merry Edwards” on October 17, 2012. Celebrated vintner Merry Edwards will lend her wine prowess — and an impressive canon of bottles – to pair wines with a special wild mushroom-centric menu crafted by Chef/Partner Aaron Wright. The six course menu may either be ordered as a prix fixe chef’s menu ($60), or á la carte. Pairings will also be available as a prix fixe program ($55), or by the glass.
“An Evening with Merry Edwards” is a part of The Tavern at lark Creek’s Wild Mushroom and Pinot Noir celebration, happening throughout the month of October 2012.
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09.11.12 - Lark Creek Restaurant Group celebrates annual Heirloom Tomato Festival
This month Lark Creek Restaurant Group’s annual “Heirloom Tomato Festival” is back with new, delectable dishes featured in the celebration. Each participating restaurant is showcasing a wide range of exciting heirloom tomato creations in addition to their existing à la carte menus of farm-fresh, seasonal fare. Don't miss out on your chance to enjoy dishes prepared from tomatoes still warm from the garden, all September. Read full announcement
08.03.12 - First Annual Salmon & Rose Month at Fish Story and Yankee Pier Restaurants in August 2012
Join Fsih Story and Yankee Pier throughout August for a celebration of wild salmon and rosé wine. Chef Clint Davies at Fish Story and Yankee Pier chefs in Larkspur, Lafayette, and at San Francisco International Airport are preparing to savor summer by offering an array of sustainably-sourced salmon dishes, from cured salmon appetizers to grilled salmon filets, each complemented by peak-of-season local ingredients. To accompany, our sommeliers have sourced a variety of rosés by the glass and bottle, from sparkling and crisp aperitifs to more full-bodied examples.
Yankee Pier Announcement
Fish Story Announcement
07.25.12: Bread & Roses Happy Hour at The Tavern at Lark Creek | August 23, 2012, 5-9 pm
Join The Tavern at Lark Creek for an evening under the redwoods in support of Bread & Roses - an organization dedicated to uplifting the human spirit by providing free, live, quality shows to people who live in institutions or are otherwise isolated from society. Emmy Award winning television journalist Doug McConnell will be the celebrity host. And Teja Gerkin will grace you with his fine acoustic fingerstyle guitar playing. The Tavern will donate all proceeds from the sale of three specialty drinks during this event. Hope to see you there. Download Flyer
July 17, 2012 - Lark Creek Restaurant Group Opening Lark Creek Blue in Early August in San Jose's Santana RowNew Restaurant Will Offer Contemporary Dishes Featuring Fresh, Sustainable Seafood Plus Sizzling Steaks, and Seasonal Produce
Santana Row in San Jose welcomes a new dining destination this summer with the launch of Lark Creek Blue in early August 2012. Featuring ocean-fresh seafood, a selection of USDA Prime and grass-fed steaks and a variety of international dishes inspired by the seasons under the direction of Chef Paul Bruno, the restaurant will offer casual, contemporary design with a circular raw bar, open kitchen and ample covered patio seating, perfect for warm summer days and nights. After a complete remodel, Lark Creek Blue will be housed in the space formerly held by Yankee Pier, which had its last night of service on Sunday, July 15. Read entire release
06.18.12 - Lark Creek Restaurant Group Introduces a New Destination in San Francisco for Art and Wine with the Opening of Wine & Wall
Lark Creek Restaurant Group announces the opening of Wine & Wall, a destination for wine and art-related experiences and events in San Francisco. Local firm Architecture & Light designed this unique gallery-style environment adjacent to the Group’s Michelin-starred One Market Restaurant. The venue celebrates fine art(painting, photography, sculpture, artifacts) with frequently-changing gallery shows curated by Suzy R. Locke and Associates. Additionally, Wine & Wall serves as a destination wine shop and tasting bar, as well as a private dining venue. Wines are selected for varietal, taste profile and value, all with artistically appealing labels – making the selection a reflection of the ar-centric nature of Wine & Wall both literally and figuratively.
06.08.12 - Ballroom Dancing Returns to The Tavern at Lark Creek
If you haven’t been to our Monday night dinner and dance classes, you’re in for a treat! Chef Aaron Wright and Mark Novak of Bay West Ballroom have put together another exciting series. The first class of this series, Rumba, will be taught by a special guest – National Latin Champion Dima Sukachov.
Happy Hour: 6:30-7:00pm
$42 includes dance lesson and 3-course
prix fixe dinner menu. Exclusive of beverages, tax and gratuity.
Space is limited.
Call for reservations:
05.16.12 - Biergarten Returns to Tavern at Lark Creek
04.28.12 - Fish Story Once Again to Participate in Auction Napa Valley 2012
Auction Napa Valley, the American Wine Classic charity fundraiser hosted by the Napa Valley Vintners (NVV) takes place this year from May 31-June 3. With equal emphasis on both food and wine, the event showcases the cuisine of top chefs from throughout Napa Valley and around the country. Once again, Fish Story will be participating in the festivities. More details to come. Read Announcement
04.27.12 - Fish Story Barbecue Happy Hour Starts May 11 and Runs Fridays through Sundays All Summer Long
Fish Story, is kicking-off the summer months with an oyster BBQ on the front patio during Happy Hour on Friday through Sunday, 3:00 – 6:00PM, beginning Friday, May 11, 2012. The featured selections from the grill will be Rock Cod Soft Tacos ($4.00) and Drake's Bay BBQ Oysters served with chili butter and your choice of a red pepper relish, pico de gallo, or a cucumber relish ($2.00). Hand-crafted draft beer ($2.50) and artisan tap wine selections ($5.00) will also be featured. Read Announcement
04.21.12 - Teacher Appreciation Month Returns to Lark Creek Restaurant Group
One Market Restaurant, Lark Creek Steak, Cupola Pizzeria, The Tavern at Lark Creek, Lark Creek Walnut Creek, Fish Story, Parcel 104 and Yankee Pier in Lafayette, San Jose and Larkspur are participating in the Lark Creek Restaurant Group Teacher Appreciation Month throughout the month of May. Read Entire Announcement
4/21/12 - Fish Story Contest Returns!
Submit your personal “Fish Story”– a photo (up to 8 x 10”) and caption(150 words or less) – for a chance to win one of ten $100 gift certificates, plus a coveted spot on our “Wall of Stories.” Please include name, phone, address, and email. Send photo and caption by May 31, 2012 to: Fish Story Contest P.O. Box 538 Napa,CA 94559. Or email to: contest [at] fishstorynapa [dot] com. view flyer
04.12.12 - Come on down to Yankee Pier for a New Orleans Crawfish Boil Sunday April 29, 3m-6pm
Celebrate the start of the Bay Area's gorgeous outdoor dining season at Yankee Pier with our New Orleans-style crawfish boil. While the crawfish are local, the vibe straight from Cajun Country. Enjoy delicious crawfish in a spicy Nola style boil, sip the crescent city’s finest Arbita beer, delight in freshly-dug new potatoes, drawn butter, roasted garlic cloves, artichoke and warm bread. All while grooving out to some zydeco music to carry the mood.
03.01.12 - Celebrate Spring Lamb at Lark Creek Restaurant Group all During the Month of March
In conjunction with the American Lamb Board, Lark Creek® Restaurant Group is celebrating the delights of American-raised Spring Lamb at many of our award-winning restaurants, including Michelin-starred One Market. Find Out More
01.19.12 - 23rd Annual Dungeness Crab Festival Coming to Lark Creek Restaurant Group in February 2012
Visit any of Lark Creek Restaurant Group's Bay Area restaurants throughout Februeary 2012, where our chefs will be featuring the freshest, live, local Dungenss Crab. announcement
12.15.11 - Ballroom & Dining Room Returns to The Tavern at Lark Creek
The Tavern at Lark Creek announces the return of the Ballroom & Dining Room series, to be held in restaurant’s Sun Room the second Monday of every month, beginning January 9, 2012. The evening will kick off with an optional Happy Hour in the bar at 6:30 p.m. At 7:00 p.m., one of Marin’s most talented dance instructors, Mark Novak of Bay West Ballroom, will offer one-hour dance lessons followed by a special three-course menu created by Chef Aaron Wright. $40 includes dinner and dancing!
For more information, download the Ballroom & Dining Room flyer.
12.8.11 - Yankee Pier Lafayette Designated Bay Area Green Business
The Bay Area Green Business Program distinguishes small businesses that protect, preserve and sustain our environment. Businesses that meet the Program's standards are officially recognized as Bay Area Green Businesses. Recently, Yankee Pier Lafayette was officially designated a Green Business. Read more
Tickets still available for Studio Gourmet featuring Chef Mark Dommen from One Market Restaruant on November 15 at Circolo
One Market Restaurant's own Chef Mark Dommen will be hosted by the Studio Gourmet talk show -- telling the real story behind the chef -- on November 15, 2011. Tickets available at Event Brite. Read More.
10.27.11 - Cocktail Party at One Market Restaurant November 4, 2011 to Launch 5th Annual Gingerbread Wishes Fundraiser Benefitting Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Lark Creek Restaurant Group will hold a cocktail party at One Market Restaurant at 6:00 p.m. on November 4, 2011 to kick-off “Gingerbread Wishes,” their annual month-long celebration supporting the Greater Bay Area Make-A-Wish Foundation that has raised more than $75,000 since 2007. With 100% of the proceeds from ticket and raffle sales benefiting Make-A-Wish, guests will feast on hors d’oeuvres from Michelin-starred Chef Mark Dommen and decorate their own star-shaped, fresh-baked gingerbread cookies with frosting, sprinkles and candies. The event will take place in the One Market Pavilion, with a hosted wine and beer bar, a specialty cocktail and live music by Billy Philadelphia and Jim Kerwin.
A fantastic raffle will feature an assortment of prizes and culinary delights including an "Instant Wine Cellar" or dinner for two at nine of Lark Creek Restaurant Group's award-winning restaurants. Read announcement
10.14.11 - Cupola Pizzeria Offers Special "Sunday Supper Series" Beginning October 16, 2011
Don't miss out on Cupola Pizzeria's Sundayer Supper Series, October 16, 22, 30 and November 6. For a fixed price of $35 (plus tax and tip,) Cupola is offering a 2-course meal -- starter and main course -- plus 2 pints of Stella Artois premium beer. announcement
09.30.11 - Lark Creek Restaurant Group Announces 2011 Pumpkin Festival in October
Throughout October, the Lark Creek Restaurant Group celebrates its annual “Pumpkin Festival” offering guests unique dishes showcasing America’s favorite fall squash. A few highlights are listed below.
San Francisco patrons will be offered a variety of delights such as Roasted Guinea Hen with pumpkin, chanterelles and pine nuts created by Chef/Partner Mark Dommen at One Market Restaurant, Confit Diced Pumpkin Pizza with fontina, prosciutto cotto and thyme by Cupola Pizzeria's Chef Christian Hermsdorf and Pan Seared Petrale Sole with brown butter squash puree, kale and roasted shallots created by Chef Ismael Macias for LarkCreekSteak.
In Larkspur, Chef Aaron Wright at The Tavern at Lark Creek will offer Harvest Squash Bisque with pickled wild mushrooms and crispy mint, and Sugar Pie Pumpkin Salad with brandied cherries, frisee, fennel, haricot vert, hazelnuts and goat cheese vinaigrette will be presented by Chef August Schuchman of Yankee Pier Larkspur.
East Bay guests will enjoy Baked Sugar Pumpkin filled with fruited brown rice and candied spiced pecans from Chef/Partner Scott Wall at Lark Creek Walnut Creek, and Chef/Partner Michael Dunn, of Yankee Pier Lafayette will present his Double Cut Pork Chop with roasted kabocha squash, braised escarole, bacon lardons, onions and apple cider glaze.
Elsewhere around the Bay Area, patrons will enjoy Chef Clint Davies' Roasted Garlic Soup with pumpkin flan, sage and hazelnuts at Fish Story, and Grilled Idaho Rainbow Trout with wild rice, braised acorn squash, currants, toasted almonds and sherry-shallot vin presented by Chef Gary Rust at Yankee Pier Santana Row.
Participating Lark Creek restaurants will also hold “guess the weight” pumpkin contests, awarding the winner a $100 gift certificate. And from Friday, October 28th through Monday, October 31st, Yankee Pier Larkspur invites children to its yearly pumpkin carving contest. Prizes will vary for winners depending on age, ranging from bookstore gift cards to special toy giveaways. announcement
09.22.11 - Fish Story Announces Latest "Fish Story" Contest
Casting for the Top 10 Fishing Adventures to Reel in for the Restaurant’s “Wall of Stories;” Winners Will Also Receive a $100 Gift Certificate. announcement
08.23.11 - Fifth Annual Gingerbread Wishes Event November 2011
The Lark Creek Restaurant Group announces the Fifth Annual Gingerbread Wishes™ event throughout the month of November. Guests are invited to celebrate the holiday season by giving to a worthy cause and enjoying a delicious freshly-baked gingerbread cookie. Each star-shaped cookie may be purchased for $10.00, and is served with a tableside decorating kit including frosting, sprinkles and candies. It all comes packaged in a decorative gift bag, and 100% of the proceeds benefit the Greater Bay Area Make-A-Wish Foundation. Participating restaurants include One Market Restaurant, LarkCreekSteak and Cupola Pizzeria in San Francisco; The Tavern at Lark Creek and Yankee Pier in Larkspur; Fish Story in Napa; Lark Creek Walnut Creek; and Yankee Pier in Lafayette and at Santana Row in San Jose. announcement
08.25.11 Award-Winning Author Stephen Kessler to offer a Reading Under the Redwoods at The Tavern at Lark Creek
Join us for a reading by award-winning author Stephen Kessler in the redwood grove at The Tavern at Lark Creek on Monday, September 12, from 6:00 to 7:30 PM. Attendees will sip complimentary wine and nibble Chef Aaron Wright's hors d'oeuvres, and have an opportunity to purchase a signed copy of Kessler's latest book, The Tolstoy of the Zulus: On Culture, Arts & Letters. announcement
08.10.11 Tavern at Lark Creek Kicks Off Biergarten in the Grove on August 21, 2011
The Tavern at Lark Creek will offer Chef Aaron Wright's menu of grilled Austrian and German Fare together with live music and an assortment of special beers on tap Sundays from 2:00 - 5:30 through October 30, 2011. announcement
08.05.11 A Tale of Determination at Lark Creek Steak
The Food Gal Carolyn Jung tells the story of Ismael Macias' path to being named head chef at LarkCreekSteak, and shares some mouth-watering photos of the "flawlessly executed food" at the restaurant. read the article
08.05.11 Looking Forward to the Holidays with Bradley Ogden
“I think people will enjoy my book because it is an invitation to my personal life in the three decades I have been in the kitchen” says Ogden, as quoted by Kaye Cloutman in her blog Clout & About. read the article
08.04.11 Star Chef Ogden Celebrates at Tavern at Lark Creek
The Larkspur-Corte Madera Patch reports on Chef Bradley Ogden's visit to the Tavern at Lark Creek to showcase recipes from his new cookbook and his enduring commitment to farm-to-table cuisine. read the article
07.19.11 Lark Creek Restaurant Group Heirloom Tomato Festival
(One Market, Cupola Pizzeria, Fish Story, Tavern at Lark Creek, Lark Creek Walnut Creek, LarkCreekSteak, Yankee Pier, Parcel 104)
Lark Creek Restaurant Group's annual Heirloom Tomato Festival runs throughout August 2011. Participating restaurants include Fish Story in Napa; One Market Restaurant, LarkCreekSteak and Cupola Pizzeria in San Francisco; Lark Creek Walnut Creek; The Tavern at Lark Creek and Yankee Pier in Larkspur; Yankee Pier in Lafayette and at Santana Row in San Jose; Lark Creek Grill at Terminal 2 inside SFO; and Parcel 104 in Santa Clara. announcement
07.06.11 Chef Ogden at The Tavern at Lark Creek July 21 and August 25
(The Tavern at Lark Creek)
Chef Bradley Ogden "comes home" to Marin County's The Tavern at Lark Creek for a series of dinners and Farmers Market walks in July and August. Each evening, Chef Ogden will showcase dishes from his new cookbook Holiday Dinners with Bradley Ogden with special $35 Prix Fixe menus. And Ogden and the Tavern's Chef Aaron Wright will make a special apperance at the Marin Farmers Market at 9:30am at the Star Route Farms booth on both mornings (July 21 and August 25). Shoppers are invited to join the chefs on a casual tour of the market as they gather seasonal produce for the evening's dinner. Reservations recommended. announcement
06.28.11 One Market Restaurant announces new Cheese Bar Menu now available during lunch service in the bar
(One Market Restaurant)
One Market Restaurant now offers a unique lunchtime Cheese Bar Menu includes a variety of savory items including Baked Brie, Fontina Cheese Panini and Savory Cheese Doughnuts. view menu
06.28.11 - Yankee Pier in Larkspur Named OpenTable's Top 50 Kid-Friendly Restaurants in the United States
(Yankee Pier Larkspur)
Based on ratings provided by OpenTable diners between June of 2010 and May of 2011, Lark Creek Restaurant Group's Yankee Pier seafood restaurant in Larkspur came in among the top 50 kid-friendly restaurants in the country. Read the full announcement on OpenTable
06.27.11 - Fish Story Announces New Chef Clint Davies
Fish Story, Lark Creek Restaurant Group's sustainable seafood restaurant on the Napa Riverfront, welcomes Chef Clint Davies, who previously served as Co-Chef at The Tavern at Lark Creek, as well as a Sous Chef at Lark Creek's Michelin-starred One Market Restaurant. Under Chef Davies, the Fish Story restaurant concept will not change, but Davies will adapt the menu over the summer months to reflect his broad experience cooking at top restaurants around the world. announcement
06.21.11 Lark Creek Restaurant Group Celebrates the Ninth Annual Half-Off Wine Promotion Throughout the Month of July
(One Market, Tavern at Lark Creek, Lark Creek Walnut Creek, LarkCreekSteak, Yankee Pier, Fish Story, Cupola Pizzeria, Parcel 104)
Lark Creek Restaurant Group's ninth annual July Half-Off Wine Promotion is almost upon us. For example, at Michelin-starred One Market Restaurant, you might treat yourself to the 2008 Peter Michael Mon Plaisir Chardonnay from Sonoma County, normally priced at $150, but just $75 during the promotion. Participating restaurants of the Lark Creek Restaurant Group include The Tavern at Lark Creek in Larkspur; One Market Restaurant, LarkCreekSteak and Cupola Pizzeria in San Francisco; Lark Creek Walnut Creek; Yankee Pier in Larkspur, Lafayette and at Santana Row in San Jose; Fish Story in Napa; and Parcel 104 at the Santa Clara Marriott (Friday evenings only). announcement
06.13.11 Cupola Pizzeria Opens in Westfield Centre
Cupola Pizzeria Opens June 13, 2011 in the Westfield Centre under the Emporium Dome. Offering Neapolitan-style pizza from a handcrafted Stefano Ferrara pizza oven imported from Naples, Italy, the restaruant is the 14th property in the Lark Creek Restaurant Group's portfolio. announcement
05.24.11 Chef Ogden at The Tavern at Lark Creek June 9
(The Tavern at Lark Creek)
Chef Bradley Ogden will make a rare appearance at The Tavern at Lark Creek on June 9, 2011 to showcase dishes from his upcoming cookbook Holiday Dinners with Bradley Ogden. He will also join the Tavern's Chef Aaron Wright at the Marin Farmers Market at 9:30am. Farmers Market shoppers are invited to meet the chefs at the Star Route Farms booth to join them in a farm-fresh shopping experience. announcement
05.20.11 One Market Restaurant Hosts Celebrity Chef Tour Dinner June 9, 2011
(One Market Restaurant)
The Celebrity Chef Tour benefiting the James Beard Foundation is coming to San Francisco on Thursday, June 9, 2011, for a night of culinary celebration. Michelin-starred Chef Mark Dommen of One Market Restaurant and 2011 James Beard Award Winner: Best Chef Northeast Tony Maws of Craigie On Main will cook a multi-course, pork-centric menu focusing on the “whole animal.” announcement
05.18.11 Fish Story Announces Winners of Second "Fish Story" Contest
Winners of the second "Fish Story" Contest were announced and will be featured on the restaurant's "wall of stories." announcement
04.20.11 - Tavern at Lark Creek Participating in Dine Around Downtown in Larkspur and Corte Madera April 23, 2011
(The Tavern at Lark Creek)
The Tavern at Lark Creek will be participating in Dine Around Downtown on April 23, 2011, 5pm to 7pm. A portion of food and drink proceeds will benefit the Redwood High School Foundation. link to article
04.19.11 - A la Carte: Easter Dinners
Jackie Burrell reports for Bay Area News Group
"Lark Creek Walnut Creek: Chef Scott Wall will offer a special Easter brunch menu..."
One Market Restaurant Co-Sponosrs Restaurants for Relief
(One Market Restaurant)
Restaurants for Relief, an event sponsored by One Market Restaurant with an assortment of San Francisco's finest restaurants, raised over $25,000 in funds for Give2Asia.org, earmarked for the victims of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami.
Month of May 2011 - 4th Annual Teacher Appreciation Month
(One Market, Tavern at Lark Creek, Lark Creek Walnut Creek, LarkCreekSteak, Yankee Pier, Fish Story, Cupola Pizzeria, Parcel 104)
To thank San Francisco Bay Area teachers for the positive influence and crucial role they play in making sure every student receives a quality education, Lark Creek Restaurant Group is celebrating “Teacher Appreciation Month” throughout May. At 10 participating Bay Area restaurants, for every teacher or school employee with valid ID, the first $10.00 of any bill is on us (excluding alcohol, tax and gratuity). press release
September 20, 2010- Fish Story Opens in Downtown Napa
(Fish Story, Lark Creek Restaurant Group)
Fish Story, Lark Creek Restaurant Group’s sustainable, ocean-fresh seafood restaurant, opens September 20, 2010 at "The Riverfront" in downtown Napa under the stewardship of Chef Stephen Barber. press release
Month of September 2010 - California Wine Month
(One Market, Tavern at Lark Creek, Lark Creek Walnut Creek, LarkCreekSteak, Yankee Pier, Parcel 104)
September is California Wine Month, and that makes it a fine time to enjoy a glass of California wine with the Lark Creek Restaurant Group. September is harvest time in California and California Wine Month celebrates the state’s ideal climate for wine, beautiful wine country landscape, our talented and ingenious winemaking families, our celebrated lifestyle and cuisine; and our commitment to sustainability and the environment. Wine is vital to California's economy. The state is the fourth largest wine producer in the world, making 90 percent of American wine and responsible for $18.5 billion in retail wine sales in the U.S. more info
Food & Wine on "America's Fittest Chefs"
(Lark Creek Walnut Creek)
Online Slideshow - Food & Wine, “America’s Fittest Chefs”
Food & Wine Online features Chef/Partner Scott Wall of Lark Creek Walnut Creek. view slideshow
Bay Area Top 100
One Market enjoys another year on the San Francisco Chronicle's Top 100 list of restaurants in the Bay Area.
Michael Dellar named James Beard Award Semi-Finalist
(Lark Creek Reataurant Group)
The James Beard Foundation named Lark Creek Restaurant Group co-founder, president and CEO Michael Dellar a James Beard Foundation Award Semifinalist for 2010 in the category of "Outstanding Restaurateur." The "Oscars of the restaurant industry," James Beard Foundation Awards are bestowed yearly upon the top restaurants, chefs, restaurateurs and wine and spirits professionals across the country. read announcement in full
Yankee Pier ranks highest in the Bay Area for sustainability
From the Fish2fork blog: "[Yankee Pier] is a 3.5 Blue Fish restaurant which deserves maximum support from diners and conservationists alike." fish2fork.com is a web site that rates restaurants that serve fish not only for the quality of their food but also for the effect they are having on the seas and on marine life. read more
From Michael Bauer's blog: "In the Bay Area, for example, the most conscientious restaurants are Yankee Pier, with various locations in the Bay Area, and Oliveto in Oakland; both were awarded 3.5 blue fish out of five. "
Yankee Pier in Santana Row named in top 50 kid-friendly restaurants
(Yankee Pier - Santana Row)
Open Table includes Yankee Pier in Santana Row in their “Top 50” list of the most kid-friendly restaurants in the US, as voted by their members. see full list
Yankee Pier "Concept of Tomorrow
Restaurant Hospitality magazine names Yankee Pier "Concept of Tomorrow."
Meatmeister names LarkCreekSteak burgers awesome, among the best on the West Coast
BBQ Burger; Mushroom Burger; Truffle Burger
LarkCreekSteak named in top 25 best steakhouse burgers
LarkCreekSteak enjoys the #17 spot in ranking of the top 25 steakhouse burgers by BurgerBusiness Menu & Marketing News.
Congratulations Jon Gologorsky!
(Lark Creek Restaurant Group)
Lark Creek Restaurant Group CFO/Senior Vice President Finance Jonathan Gologorsky has been named CFO of the Year for Non-Public Companies by the San Francisco Business Times and Larkin Street Youth Services. Check here for more about the award
Congratulations Quinn McKenna!
(Lark Creek Restaurant Group)
Quinn McKenna, Senior VP Operations, was recently named a Director of the California Restaurant Association (CRA). The CRA is the oldest restaurant association in America and for more than 100 years has sought to be the definitive voice of the restaurant industry. The CRA Board of Directors is comprised of over 50 of California's most passionate and experienced industry professionals. This group works together to ensure that the CRA provides the most effective services and representation possible for restaurateurs and service providers.
One Market Restaurant WEEKLY BEAST
Every Friday and Saturday Night, One Market Restaurant's Chef Mark Dommen offers a weekly-changing additional menu featuring various whole animals including goat, salmon, Duroc pig, Muscovy duck and lamb.
menu / more info / chef interview
One Market and LarkCreekSteak - Savor the Best in Our Cellar
Enjoy some of the best wines in our cellars, one glass at a a time! Each night, the Sommelier opens a prized bottle to share with guestspremium wines, never sold by the glasswhile that bottle lasts. Each glass is available for only $10 per 2 1/2 ounce sample, 1/10 of a bottle - a very special value. examples
LarkCreekSteak PRIME RIB
Join us Sunday and Monday nights for Certified Angus Prime Rib served with Yorkshire Pudding, Whipped Potatoes and traditional au jus for just $34.95. Available Sunday and Monday evenings; quantities are limited. Call (415) 593-4100 for reservations.
LarkCreekSteak - FRONT ROW SEATS AVAILABLE
Join us for lunch or dinner at our Chef's Counter, where you can take in lively cooking demonstrations by Chef John Ledbetter and his team of culinarians.
Enjoy special "only at the counter" 4-course lunch and 6-course dinner tasting menus - featuring the best of LarkCreekSteak - and served by the chefs themselves. Or, order from the regular menu and just enjoy the show. Reservations accepted; walk-ins always welcome.
Yankee Pier Larkspur has gone Hog Wild!
Join us for Hog Island oysters on the half shell for $1 and mini-Pilsner beers for $2 from 3-5 every Saturday and Sunday on the wisteria covered front patio.
Yankee Pier Santana Row - Monday Night All-You-Can-Eat Fish & Chips
Skip lunch on Mondays and join us for our weekly All You Can Eat Fish & Chips at Yankee Pier in San Jose’s Santana Row.
Chef's Recipe featured on Epicurious.com
Yankee Pier Chef's Recipe
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