Since I’ve returned to San Diego, The Cork & Craft
is my most exciting
find. It is a neighborhood restaurant in
Rancho Bernardo with a cool, downtown vibe and refined quality of cooking. We eat there at least once a month. On Thursday, my friend had potato & corn
ravioli with cherry tomatoes, cotija (a traditional Mexican cheese), arugula
and brown butter. He found the sweetness
of the corn a bit intense, but he ate every bit of it. My other friend had to stay home, so we brought
her the appetizer size of lobster & corn ravioli. This was entrée size for her and cost $15, an
excellent value. I had one of my
favorites salads there – the heirloom tomato panzanella. A panzanella is a traditional salad made with
torn up bread. At The Cork & Craft
it is made with tiny biscuits of sun dried tomato and basil. It’s a good example showing how they give an
interesting twist to a recipe.
|The open kitchen|
|Corn & Potato Ravioli|
|Panzanella with ricotta and heirloom tomatoes|
|Room for a glass of house port|
|Lobster & corn ravioli|
For dessert, I tried their chocolate berry port.
It was rich, delicious and very chocolate-y.
I’m new to dessert wines.
They are a light alternative to typical
I’ve sampled many of the
desserts at The Cork & Craft and they have all been excellent.
The Cork & Craft is also a brewery and they blend their
I always order their
“Abnormal” Sauvignon Blanc.
They have a nice small plates menu.
It’s a relaxing place to join friends for
drinks and share honey maple Brussel sprouts or grilled street corn.
The location is in a small light industrial park off Rancho
It isn’t a place you would
notice driving by, but well worth a special trip or if you work in the many
businesses in the area.
|From the fall menu: sea bass with pomegranate beurre blanc|
|My delicious maple duck|
|I had the beet chocolate cake, but my photos weren't great. Excellent!|
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