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Bay Area Left Bank Brasseries to Celebrate "Vin Rosé et Cuisine Provençale"

The Bay Area Left Bank Brasseries in Larkspur, San Jose and Menlo Park will be celebrating "Vin Rosé et Cuisine Provençale", the rosé wine and food of Provence, France, beginning on Monday, August 12 and continuing through Friday, August 16. They will feature a choice of three Provence appellation rosé wines selected by Master Sommelier Eric Entrikin and offered in a flight of two ounce pours for $12.00 (also served by the glass, carafe or bottle) ideal for enjoying along with special a la carte Provençale-inspired items served for lunch and dinner that will vary depending on the restaurant location. The regular a la carte lunch and dinner menus will also be available.
 
Menu specials in Larkspur – Chickpea crêpe with olives, Laughing Bird shrimp, tomato salad ($12.75); Warm Goat Cheese Salad with pine nuts, bacon, honey lavender vinaigrette ($11.50); Cuttlefish with artichoke, eggplant, tomato stew ($21.50); Chicken sautéed in herbs de Provence and vermouth, with fried eggplant ($25.75); and a Strawberry Tartlet with olive oil cream ($6.75).
 
Menu specials at Santana Row in San Jose - Local Sardines cooked in vinegar and white wine, with pickled vegetables ($10.75); Focaccia style bread with assorted olives, sundried tomatoes, thyme, saffron crème fraïche ($9.50); Tomato And Olive Braised Beef Stew with baby vegetables, roasted fingerling potatoes ($25.50); Spaghettini with mussels, clams, white wine pistou sauce ($18.00); Braised Red Mullet with assorted cherry tomatoes, capers, basil, olives, lemon, extra virgin olive oil, white wine ($26.50); and Almond Panna Cotta with lavender essential oil, blackberry compote ($8.00).
 
Menu specials in Menlo Park - Raw And Grilled Summer Vegetables with four Provençale sauces ($9.00); Bouillabaisse with clams, mussels, shrimp, rock cod, saffron broth, garlic bread, rouille saffron sauce ($29.00); Braised Lamb Shoulder with cherry tomatoes, summer squash, pearl onions, mixed olives ($24.00); and Frozen Nougat with honey lavender drizzle, candied pistachios ($6.50).
 
All three locations will be pouring Domaine de Beaupré 2012 Côteaux d’Aix en Provence (40% Carignan, 30% Cinsault, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon; $12.00 a glass, $30.00 a carafe, $42.00 a bottle), Chateau Routas 2012 Côteaux Varois (45% Cinsault, 35% Grenache, 20% Syrah; $10.00 a glass, $25.00 a carafe, $35.00 a bottle), and Mas de Pampelonne 2012 Côtes du Provence (60% Grenache, 30% Cinsault, 10% Tibouren; $14.00 a glass, $35.00 a carafe, $49.00 a bottle).
 
Left Bank Brasserie Larkspur
507 Magnolia Avenue
Larkspur, CA 94939
(415) 927-3331
www.LeftBank.com
 
Left Bank Brasserie Santana Row
377 Santana Row, Suite 1100
San Jose, California 95128
(408) 984-3500
www.LeftBank.com
 
Left Bank Brasserie Menlo Park
635 Santa Cruz Avenue
Menlo Park, CA 94025
(650) 473-6543
www.LeftBank.com