valentines table with rose petals, champagne glasses, and white linen napkins folded

reserve today for a romantic valentine’s day dinner at plate 38 in pasadena, ca. celebrate your love on monday, february 14th with a valentine’s menu of a la carte specials are sure to impress. reservations are recommended.

small plates

pan-roasted stuffed quail 20
farro, chestnut, butternut squash stuffed quail, shaved, and charred brussels sprout salad, dijon lemon honey vinaigrette, natural jus

australian kobe beef carpaccio 19
crispy maitake mushrooms, fried garlic chips, parmesan, truffle aioli, arugula, egg dust, sea salt

white and green asparagus bisque 15
walnut herb pistou, asparagus tips, shaved mancehgo, baguette

herb gnocchi with blue cheese fondue 21
braised leeks, smoked pancetta, roasted garlic, arugula

4 grilled oysters rockefeller 18
garlic, parmesan, spinach, cream

poached and charred octopus 18
living watercress & frisée salad, poached saffron potatoes, shaved fennel, avocado, grapefruit

segments, mojo picon, sherry vinaigrette yellowtail crudo 18
avocado, yuzu koshu, micro cilantro, micro shiso, lemon ponzu, olive oil, lemon vinaigrette

large plates

house-made squid ink linguine with lobster emulsion 45
topped with ½ lobster tail, diver scallop and colossal shrimp, fava beans, white corn, smoked pancetta, baguette

8oz pan roasted crispy skin columbia river salmon 37
puree of cauliflowers fennel puree, romanesco, warm creamer new potato salad with dill and smoked trout, salad of frisèe, fennel, cucumber, and chef’s garden grapefruit and cara cara oranges

14o oz pan roasted double cut milk-fed veal chop 46
mélange of forest mushrooms, truffle risotto, market vegetables, porcini cognac, veal jus

rack of lamb persillade 41
grist and toll parmesan polenta cake, eggplant caponata, market vegetables, roasted tomato lamb jus

braised short rib family pack

four hour braised beef short ribs 31
whipped potatoes, market vegetables, crispy shallots, horseradish crème fraiche, natural braising jus

filet mignon for two and a bottle of cabernet sauvignon

7 oz grilled filet mignon 39
yukon gold double whipped potato puree, market vegetables, braised cippolini onions, bordelaise

sweet plates

chef’s garden guavas and ricotta panna cotta 13
Madagascar vanilla bean and riesling reduction, candied macadamia nut brittle, kiwi, strawberry mint