Citrus delights the taste buds

“We caught up with our Chef de Cuisine, Ocean Orssten, as he was making a unique and special creation prepared for a reception last night – Beef Tataki with raw Quail egg yolk. This bite-size hors d’oeuvre sits on a bed of fried shallots and is topped with smoked sea salt, green habanero, and sesame oil, a true delight to the taste buds! Ocean comments, “I like experimenting with raw ingredients…anything I can do to make a raw ingredient pop really intrigues me.”

Citrus Restaurant offers a classic menu with hearty steaks, fresh seafood and vegetarian plates in an open-air setting, perfect for romantic dinners, group gatherings or business dinners. View the Citrus menu now or make a reservation.

Cielo, a Seasonal Wine Bar on Santana Row

Goodbye Summer, Hello Fall.  Don’t miss the final two Cielo Wine & Cheese Exploration events of the season. Enjoy the stunning view of the Santa Clara Mountains while you relax on our 7th floor rooftop terrace and sample an assortment of artisan cheeses and California wines.

Wednesdays, August 21 & September 18
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
$25 per person
Must be 21 years of age or older

For reservations call (408) 423-5405.
Reservations required
Maximum of 6 people per reservation
Credit card guarantee & 24 hour cancellation required

Citrus Celebrates July Culinary Arts Month with Tapas

The origins of Tapas began with a simple piece of bread.  The piece of bread was used to cover glasses of sherry to keep the flies out of the drinks of Spanish bar patrons.  Since it’s meager beginnings,  tapas have evolved to some of the finest and most elaborate dishes served throughout Spain.  Tapas are also part of keeping customers from just filling their stomachs with alcohol.  Spaniards move from bar to bar drinking and eating tapas as part of the social way of life.  Tapas are not meant to be a full meal in Spain.  They are usually eaten between the time of getting off work and sitting down for dinner.  Tapas can be served on a piece of bread (traditional), on a skewer, in a cazuela, on a plate, or even in a glass.   Tapas can include fish, shellfish, chorizo, local vegetables, olives, and the list goes on.

In the Citrus Restaurant kitchen, we have created three dishes to be served tapas “style”.  During the month of July, we will be serving three tapas for $30.  Our dishes will represent California with local sustainable produce and seafood.  The three dishes we have created have origins in Italy, Vietnam, and of course, Spain.  We hope to bring the joy of eating Spanish dishes to a more global landscape. Please join us during Culinary Arts Month and enjoy our creative global tapas dishes.