Decadent desserts

Our diners are swooning over the delicious options on the dessert menu.

Chef Alaun has a bounty of colors for the eyes to enjoy and the mouth to savor.

We love spring and summer for strawberries.

5489f9f27ab84_-_strawberries-xln

They shine in our strawberries “mi cuit” accented with vanilla mascarpone chantilly.

With citrus always a refreshing choice to end a meal, we have lemon and kumquat for the taking.

The lemon is used in our lemon walnut cake with a divine lemon cream and the kumquat is used in our marmalade cake and accented with orange and cardamom ice cream.

All of our desserts are plated beautifully and divine for sharing.

Come on in and treat yourself!

Advertisements

Spring vegetables

Our diners are enjoying the bounty of spring produce on the menu.

Chef Alaun is using vibrant options throughout our starters and main courses.

A favorite of many are the beautiful lettuces.

They are gracing us on salads and providing a fresh pop of color on our sandwiches.

2529145266_f9a4bc680b_o

Next up are the colorful radishes.

We are serving them as a starter alongside baby lettuce and cucumbers.

radishes-761280_1920

Lastly, look for the spring pea risotto on the Dinner menu.

SPMFHR4asfas

Diners are loving this dish accented with king trumpet mushrooms and mint.

Not only is it beautiful when plated, but delicious as well.

Come in soon to enjoy the bounty of spring vegetables available.

Cheers!

Wine Dinner preparation

It is an exciting day around Julia’s, as we place the final touches on the restaurant for our Rasmussen Wine Dinner tonight.

bday_13

We love the special ambiance these evenings create for our guests.  From fresh flowers and stunning service, to a custom menu prepared by Chef Alaun that will ignite the senses with each and every bite.

Our Team is ready to shine for our many guests including the company of winemakers Kent Rasmussen and Celia Ramsay.

download

Easter Brunch

This Sunday, we will feature a stunning brunch in celebration of Easter.

Just think, a stunning buffet of favorites prepared by Chef Alaun and his Team.

Easter Brunch 2016

Then, after enjoying a great meal, let the kids enjoy an egg hunt and complimentary face painting.

Reservations can be made by calling Julia’s at 510.280.1547 or julias@berkeleycityclub.com by tomorrow, Tuesday, March 22nd at 6pm.

Cheers!

Vegetable love

At Julia’s, we love using what is fresh, in-season and delicious.

The vegetables spanning our Lunch & Dinner menus are a front-runner to showcasing what is amazing around the Bay Area.

Chef Alaun’s creative mastery uses them to highlight all of his courses, but they really shine greatly in our Starters and Main Courses.

Hello beautiful beets.

beets

Not only are they gorgeous, they are firm and delicious.  Suspend any disbelief that you don’t care for beets, and sink your teeth into these.

These are beets to be savored and accented just as our Team does, with cara cara oranges for an unexpected pop of color and toasted almonds for a bit of texture and dimension.

Another gorgeous option for vegetables is the radishes & cucumber salad.

IMG_4998

There is a freshness here like no other and crispness to the vegetables that is perfectly satisfying.

Not only it is colorful, it is full of flavor.  It is love at first bite.

Rounding things up, we love asparagus.

With this beautifully done steak, this vegetable pairs perfectly.

steak

With a mild crispness to each bite, you can truly taste the freshness here.

Hello, perfection.

Our diners love the way vegetables are used throughout our dishes.

What will you come in to try next?

Lunch favorites

Chef Alaun always brings a classic and delicious touch to his dishes.

Lunch does not miss the mark and we have to share about these gems on the menu.

You simply can’t go wrong with the roasted beets.

beets

  Yes, they are that awesome.

Chef is accenting them with beautiful cara cara oranges and almonds.  The beets are firm, fantastic and truly satisfying.

Next up, the kabocha squash soup.

IMG_5138

Hello, creamy and delicious concoction. We love you.

Ending things on a satisfying note is our risotto.

IMG_5134.JPG

It is accented with asparagus, king trumpet mushrooms and finished with parmigiano reggiano.

Quite simply, it is love at first bite.

We would love to hear which one sounds the best to you!  Share with us in the comments below, or book a reservation stat to come in and try them all.

Cheers!

Current favorites

February is in full swing and we have lots of love for items currently on the menu.

A favorite of many is the radishes & cucumber salad.

IMG_4998

Not only is it beautiful, it is delicious.

It is accented with arugula, cara cara orange and white wine vinaigrette.

Next up is the fettuccine pasta.

IMG_4992

The fresh ingredients are a feast for the senses and then slowly melt in your mouth.

Maybe it’s the crème fraiche or the black truffle in this dish?

Rounding things up is a dessert many are swooning over.

Hello there, spiced walnut cake.

IMG_5008

With brown butter ice cream and poached pear, this one is a crowd pleaser.

Have you been in lately to try any of these?

Share with us a current favorite of yours in the comments below.

Valentine’s Day

February is here and it is time to make your plans for a special day of love.

Beautiful-red-rose-wide-hd-new-wallpaper-red-rose-free-beautiful-desktop-image

At Julia’s, the fun happens on Saturday, February 13, 2016.

0232

If you choose to celebrate your evening with us, a complimentary glass of champagne or sparkling apple cider awaits you!

Cheers to an amazing evening ahead.

Book your reservations now before it is too late.

Current favorites

Some delicious items are being enjoyed at Julia’s lately.

Delve on in and read about what our diners are loving most of all.

Hello, cauliflower soup.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Available as a Starter for Lunch, ours is prepared with curried crème fraiche, pickled raisins and croutons.

We think it is kind of perfect for our cold, rainy winter recently.

Next up is our croque monsieur (a delicious ham & cheese sandwich) on the Lunch menu.  

Ours is complete with ham, gruyere cheese, onions and sauce mornay.

Side_of_Gruyère_cheese

Hello yum.

You can’t go wrong choosing this one.

It is a French classic and served on a favorite bread of many – brioche.

Rounding things out on our Dessert menu with our spiced walnut cake.

WALNUT2

Ours is nothing short of awesome, with white wine poached pear and brown butter ice cream.

Is your mouth watering yet?

Join us for Lunch or Dinner soon and let us know which one you are dying to try.

Cheers!