Summertime desserts

We are enjoying the long days of summer, the warm breezes and delicious food.

With Chef Alaun’s creativity, diners seem to always save a little room for dessert.

A current favorite on the dessert menu is the Tarte aux Framboises.

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It is all quite divine with crème pâtissière and mascarpone chantilly.

Rounding things up and true to French form, is a delicious cheese plate.

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This plate, accented with Roquefort blue cheese, fig jam, candied walnuts and crostini is the perfect ending to your meal.

Come and join us at Julia’s for Lunch or Dinner.  The options for all courses are tempting and delicious.

Cheers!

Bastille Day

We all knew Chef Alaun would have amazing things up his sleeve for Bastille Day.

If you are not familiar with this French holiday, it commemorates the beginning of the French Revolution with the Storming of the Bastille on July 14, 1789.

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We will have a menu that consists of your choice of a starter, main course and dessert, along with wines by the glass or flight.

Pricing is $45/person and for BCC Members, your discount applies.

Tax, gratuity and beverages are additional.

Contact our Team at 510.280.1547 or julias@berkeleycityclub.com to secure a table, as limited reservations are available.

Cheers!

Terrace Lunch

Starting next week is the treasured Club tradition of Terrace Lunch.

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If summer breezes and fresh, seasonal food offerings are calling you, join us!

Chef Alaun and his Team are featuring a few different options this year.

2-course prix fixe:  $20

3-course prix fixe:  $26

Ordering off of the regular a la carte Lunch menu

Members, please note that your discount is not applicable on prix fixe offerings.

If you are ready to book, contact our Team at 510.280.1547, julias@berkeleycityclub.com or on Open Table.

Reservations available from 11:30am – 2pm on Wednesdays, through the summer.

Cheers!

Open Table love

 Our diners are singing our praises on Open Table and we are thrilled.

The reviews encompass the food, service and ambiance, all of which make the experience truly worthwhile.

Listen in…

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“The architectural aspects & furnishings would be more than enough to make the trip from Half Moon Bay [41 miles]. We had the best meal we have had in months.

“It was beautifully quiet and the service was not rushed.” 

“Julia’s food and service is always consistently excellent.  If you haven’t tried Julia’s, you are missing a wonderful experience.”

There you have it folks.  Just a sampling of the positive reviews on Open Table.

We have an array of stunning options to enjoy for Lunch and Dinner.

Peek at a sampling of our delicious offerings here.

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.

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Next up are the colorful radishes.

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

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

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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!

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.

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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.

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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.

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

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

What will you come in to try next?

Dinner favorites

Chef Alaun has great things happening in the Kitchen and our current dinner menu is full of memorable choices.

Starting off light and satisfying is this little gem salad.

The portion size is perfection.

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Chef accents it with anjou pear, radish, tarragon and dijon vinaigrette.

The quality ingredients really shine here.

Next up is the absolutely delicious, melt-in-your-mouth. grilled hanger steak.

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Cooked to perfection and accented with potato mousseline and asparagus, our diners are loving this dish.

If you saved room, have it be for this delectable masterpiece.

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The lemon cream on the sides is blissful and the perfect creaminess for dipping the soft cake into.

Our diners are loving it.

Come on in and treat yourself.  We would love to have you!

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.

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  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.

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Hello, creamy and delicious concoction. We love you.

Ending things on a satisfying note is our risotto.

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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!

A fresh take on Dessert

Do you crave something lovely to complete your meal, but not into a super sweet treat?

We have you covered.

In comes a Fromage du Jour (cheese of the day).

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A popular one recently was a Manchego 6 month from La Mancha, Spain.

The cheese is 100% Sheep’s milk with a firm, buttery texture, nutty flavor and light sourness.

Flavors are brought out oh so perfectly with a garnish of poached pears and spiced almonds.

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Make a reservation to come in to try our Fromage du Jour and end your meal on a great note.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.