Welcome

Opened in December 1992 in a circa 1928 building, owner Paul Cocking transformed the interior into today’s romantic space by adding arches to complement the Moorish front door.
Founding chef of was the now famous Jim Denevan of Outstanding in the Field. Subsequent chefs have been Rebecca King of Garden Variety Cheese and Sean Baker of Gather. Jim began the strong relationship with local farmers that Gabriella’s continues to cultivate, and put the restaurant at the front of the organic sustainable movement. Paul served on the board of the downtown farmer’s market for several years and now, nearly all of the produce used in the restaurant is purchased directly from local farmers. Gabriella’s has been recognized in Sunset, Fodor’s Travel Guide, and many other guides and newspapers.

Our current chef is Gema Cruz who started as a prep cook  twenty-five years ago.  Her five years in charge have been marked by a great consistency in food, interesting menus and great kitchen morale.

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Valentine 2023

 

95 per person – 5 courses

 

Gabriella Focaccia with Castelvetrano olives

 

Pinnacle Farms Crispy Cauliflower with black current chili oil, garlic & pine nuts

Brussel Sprouts with apple gastrique, & toasted hazelnuts

Oysters with champagne mignonette

Seared Scallop with meyer lemon mustard seed dressing

 Local Dungeness Crab Cake with spicy aioli and arugula

 

Live Earth Farm Beets with arugula, goat cheese, candies citrus, blood orange & honey pistachio puree

Market lettuces with avocado, delicata squash, red onion & balsamic vinaigrette

Gabriella Caesar with anchovy, croutons & Reggiano

Local Dungeness Crab Salad with avocado, mandarins, radish, butter lettuce & honey lemon vinaigrette

 

Grilled Pacific Swordfish with  caper Castelvetrano tapenade, market vegetables & polenta

Local Chantarelle Mushroom or Shrimp Risotto with garlic, white wine, cream, parsley & Reggiano

Pan Seared Duck Breast with kumquat  gastrique, market vegetables & mashed potatoes

Grilled Rack of Lamb with mint chimichurri, market vegetables & polenta

Del Monte NY Steak with gorgonzola cream sauce, market vegetable & mashed potatoes

 

Flourless Chocolate Ganache Torte with sweet cream, berries, salted caramel

Pomegranate-Beet Panna Cotta with toasted almonds & rose water coulis

Vanilla Pound Cheesecake with sweet cream, berries & coulis

 

 

                                                              GEMA CRUZ   HEAD CHEF

 

MANY THANKS TO OUR LOCAL ORGANIC FARMS-ESPECIALLY

LIVE EARTH, RODONI, DIRTY GIRL, BLUE HERON, SEA to SKY & PINNACLE

 

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