After opening Sidecar Trendy Tavern in downtown Los Gatos 3.5 years in the past, Adam Chick and Joss Allen mix the eclectic cocktails and meals served there with a French bistro and champagne bar simply up the road.
The couple owns Épernay Los Gatos, which opened in Could 2021 on E. Most important St. at 29, from proprietor Ty Blaney. Whereas the identify might stay, the change to the menu is refined, and it factors to one thing rather less pure French and slightly extra inclusive.
“We have taken over the day-to-day operations and can maintain the identify for now, however ultimately we’ll change every little thing and have a contemporary begin,” Chick says.
Blana stays in control of wine recommendation. “He was getting actually busy, however as soon as we received on board, we informed him we may actually jumpstart this place and make just a few adjustments,” Chick says. “Now we have extra upbeat music, new power, and we have began to streamline the menu.”
The 2 discovered quite a bit from one another and have become quick mates. Stylish admits she did not eat a lot caviar when she first met Blana, however now she’s excited to supply an enhanced caviar plate, together with a rack of lamb and a brand new filet to switch the New York steak. Boeuf Bourguignon and moules frites are left, together with Brussels sprouts with bacon and French onion soup. New chef Patrick Kabaluna, who can also be the chef at SideCar, is on the helm.
Reflecting on all of the adjustments occurring in Los Gatos this yr, Chick says he is simply amazed at what Denise and Mike Thornberry have performed with The Tasting Home. The wine and cheese bar and market occupies the area that when housed Cin Cin, the wine bar that Chick helped open in 2008.
“Cin Cin was the center of cocktail mixology in Los Gatos on the time,” he recollects. “Stephen Shelton and I labored collectively there together with Jimmy Marino. Jimmy and Steven then went on to open Lexington Home, so happy with what they’ve created there, and Josh and I opened SideCar.
“The Tasting Home is completely stunning and such an exquisite addition to the neighborhood.”