Catch of the Day : Yay!

March 21, 2011

Now this dish is an extra special... special this week!  PAN ROASTED POTATO WRAPPED SALMON served with grilled asparagus and chive aioli.  A thin layer of finely sliced potato is gently wrapped around the salmon filet securing the flavorful juices inside the meat.  Succulent and tender this catch of the day is not to be missed!

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Rain rain go away…but give me this cocktail anyday

March 16, 2011

Even if the weather outside is anything like this cocktail suggests we promise you will not be cold with this DARK & STORMY.  Starting with a base of Sailor Jerry rum we add the traditional ginger beer and lime juice then garnish with a fresh slice of lime. Just close your eyes and you may hear the palm trees sway...

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Miguel Govea & Friends plays Pier 23 Cafe Mar 9

March 12, 2011

Miguel Govea is one of the premier Latin American musicians playing in the Bay Area.  A true musical renaissance man,  in the past 25 years, he has been a bandleader, a singer, played accordion and trumpet for local favorites like Los Compas, La Familia Peña-Govea, Cascada de flores, Futuro Picante. Here he is captivating the crowd at Pier 23 Cafe in one of his latest ventures, MIGUEL GOVEA & FRIENDS.  Paying respect to his musical ...

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Oh my! Shepherd’s Pie…

March 12, 2011

There's not much to appreciate in British cuisine, that is, except for SHEPHERD'S PIE!!   For the specials menu this week, Chef Matt, takes his turn at the British staple.  Rather than starting with the more commonly used ground beef (boring!) Chef Matt begins his dish with a hearty layer of sauteed hanger steak with cippolini onions.   He then tops it off with a layer of creamy mashed potatoes.  You can't get more meat and potatoes than ...

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Now serving an ARTISANAL CHEESE PLATE !!

March 9, 2011

Artisanal Cheese Plate with Manchego, Camembert, and Crater Lake Blue by Rogue Creamery served with honey, toasted almonds, and croutons.

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NEW CHEF ! NEW MENU ! A NEW FOCUS ON FOOD AT PIER 23 CAFE…  

March 8, 2011

We'd like to introduce you to MATT GARCIA a talented young chef who has brought his distinct culinary flare to Pier 23 Cafe. International California cuisine is how he describes his food.  And in the past year, he has elevated Pier 23 Cafe’s casual American fare into a sophisticated flavor inspired menu with a focus on local and seasonal ingredients. Rest assured, we still have our  classics like the SF Crab + Shrimp sandwich, Whole Oven ...

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the Creamiest Calamari CARBONARA…on specials menu THIS WEEK!

March 8, 2011

Chef Matt does it again!  Taking dishes we thought we knew so well and transforming them into something other worldly -- delectable beyond recognition.  And here it is...introducing a creamy CALAMARI CARBONARA with ribbons of calamari tossed in with the usual carbonara fixings of pancetta, English peas, and linguini.  Surprisingly light, this heavenly pasta dish fuses just the right amount of calamari to pancetta and pasta to cream it ...

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El Guajiro brings the essence of Cuba to Pier 23 Cafe

March 7, 2011

Singing traditional Cuban harmonies, EL GUAJIRO, shows what beautiful music can be made with just two voices and two guitars.

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JUST A TASTE…

March 7, 2011

Since we change our specials menu each week, we wanted to share some of our favorites like this one.  PAN ROASTED CHICKEN THIGHS served over a puree of sweet potato and grilled radicchio with rosemary lemon chili oil. *FOODNOTE: If you are a chicken enthusiast (grilled, roasted, or brick)...you will LOVE this dish.  The chicken is pan roasted to utter perfection with just the right amount of crisp to the skin.  The meat is so tender and ...

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Beet Salad on specials menu wk of Mar 2nd

March 7, 2011

Didn't your mom ever tell you to eat your beets?  Well, with this dish we promise you it won't be so hard.  A light salad of shaved asparagus and arugula served over macerated BEETS and blood orange with shavings of Manchego cheese.  You will be loving beets after taking a bite of this unique beet salad!

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