.Sausalito Restaurant Week Launches

Bay Area foodies can feast like kings at the upcoming inaugural Sausalito Restaurant Week.

This celebration of all things cuisine calls for locals to come out and sample the fantastic restaurants of Marin’s beautiful bohemian city of Sausalito. The first-ever Sausalito Restaurant Week begins Monday, March 18 and runs until Sunday, March 24.

“The whole purpose of doing this Sausalito Restaurant Week was to celebrate the fact that we think that Bridgeway has become a one-mile gourmet highway with many great restaurants within walking or driving distance,” said Kevin Blum, editor of Marin Dish.

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This much-anticipated restaurant event brings together 12 of Sausalito’s top restaurants in a collaboration that promises a wide array of delicious culinary creations…and even better, the participating restaurants have made special menus that are as affordable as they are mouthwatering.

The restaurants participating in the first-ever Sausalito Restaurant Week are Angelino, Barrel House, Copita, Ditas, Poggio, Salito’s Crab House, Scoma’s, Seafood Peddler, Spinnaker, Sushi Ran, The Trident and Zalta.

“Our participation in restaurant week was important for us because it was a great way to showcase Sausalito’s vibrant restaurant scene,” said Roland Gotti, Scoma’s general manager. “For the people who have been in Sausalito, locally or from outside the county, it’s a time to discover new places and rediscover old places, and to see why visitors from all over the planet come to spend time and dine on exceptional cuisine with waterfront views. It’s fun to remind people that Sausalito is still here for a reasonable price too.”

For $55 to $75, diners who wish to dip into the offerings of Sausalito Restaurant Week can enjoy three-course dinner menus from any of the participating restaurants. And for the more lunch-minded diners of Sausalito, select locations are offering a two-course lunch menu between $25 and $45, too.

“Come out and have fun, enjoy the food, enjoy the views,” said Gotti. “We’re here for you and can’t wait to see you, new friends and old.”

To make Sausalito Restaurant Week even more tempting, many participating restaurants offer specialty and especially delicious cocktails for the week, featuring the local spirit brand Sausalito Liquor Co.

“I think the inspiration behind Sausalito Liquor Co. was to create a brand that defines this area of Northern California,” said Scott Jampol, owner of Sausalito Liquor Co. “For me, it came down to the natural and wild beauty of the area…the idea was to create spirits that are about how they make you feel and the people you’re with rather than a drink that’s overly crafty or divisive. So, all of our products are very drinkable, very sippable and very inclusive.”

Sausalito Liquor Co. offers local craft liquor, including the Unsinkable Bourbon, Marin Coastal Gin and the Unsinkable Rye. Jampol lists the gin as among his favorites, despite having been a whisky sipper before starting his spirits company.

“I love what Restaurant Weeks do,” continued Jampol. “My background at OpenTable makes me very interested in Restaurant Weeks overall. And as a [Sausalito] local, I love that our restaurants are giving consumers an extra reason to try us out!”

The restaurants participating in Sausalito Restaurant Week are offering the following menus:

Angelino’s $65 three-course dinner offers orazio salad to start, followed by a thin spring pasta dish with guanciale and seasonal vegetables called trofie alla primavera. For dessert, Angelino’s has a panna cotta with fresh berries.

Barrel House has a two-course lunch menu for $55 or a three-course dinner menu for $65. The first course consists of coconut green soup or the winter crunch salad. The second course is an oven-roasted Alaskan halibut or a braised short rib. For dessert, diners at Barrell House can have either chocolate cheesecake or a strawberry sorbet.

Copita’s menu includes a two-course lunch for $25 and a three-course dinner menu for $55. Lunchtime diners may choose between a tortilla soup starter, roasted beets or an asparagus salad. The second lunch course at Copita offers tetala Oaxaca, two types of tacos and enchiladas de pollo mole manchamanteles. Copita’s dinner menu offers a first course of either tuna tostada or asparagus salad. The second course consists of tetala Oaxaca or lamb birria. Dessert is a caramelized flan with strawberry compote.

Ditas offers a two-course lunch of king salmon with sunchoke puree and haricot vert with almondine and a carrot cake dessert for $45. The three-course dinner at Ditas costs $65 and includes a choice of grilled octopus, king salmon and carrot cake for dessert.

Poggio has a $35 two-course lunch menu with a choice of soup, salad or insalata mista to start. The second course for Poggio’s lunch features a ham panino, mezzaluna, gnudi or a wood-fired pizza of the diner’s choice. Dinner is $65 and includes three courses, starting with Di Stefano’s burrata, cotechino or tuna tartare followed by a second course of mezzaluna, osso buco or seared scallops.

Salito’s Crab House is offering a three-course dinner for $55 with a first course of crab chowder or three excellent salads. The second course is prime rib, seafood fettuccine or cioppino lito followed by a dessert of torta di cioccolata.

Scoma’s has a three-course dinner for $65 with a porcini and crimini soup or citrus salad to start, followed by black sea bass or Dungeness crab fettuccine for dinner. The dessert is lime panna cotta.

Seafood Peddler has a three-course dinner for $55 starting with New England clam chowder or little gem salad to start, followed by half a Dungeness crab with dipping sauce for dinner and tiramisu for dessert.

Spinnaker has a two-course lunch menu for $44 on the weekend only and a three-course dinner for $59. The starters include options like lobster tomato bisque or barbequed oysters with smoky uni butter. The second course offers a roast half chicken or seared salmon, steak, mussels, prawns and risotto. All that, plus four desserts.

Sushi Ran has a three-course dinner for $75 featuring a choice of awase miso or seasonal mixed greens to start, followed by a choice of surf & turf or sushi for the main dish. Dessert is either a green tea coconut mochi cake or a toffee cake.

The Trident has a three-course dinner for $65 with a starter of a crab cocktail and a main of either pan-seared local halibut or roasted New York sirloin and a creme brulee dessert. They also offer a three-course brunch menu for $45.

Zalta’s Sausalito Restaurant Week offerings include a three-course dinner menu for $55 with a first course of a mezze plate, a second course of braised short ribs and a halvah sundae dessert.

Sausalito Restaurant Week is sponsored by Sausalito Liquor Co., ‘Marin Magazine,’ ‘Marin Dish,’ Sausalito Chamber of Commerce and LocalGetaways.

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