Mendocino County received big notice in the June 2013 issue of the Wine Spectator. Many of the wineries we source from in the Anderson Valley had the focus of James Laube’s article, along with a number of our inland winery partners. A special feature “A Wine and Food Tour of Mendocino” by Tim Fish included […]
Our blackberry vinegar is just about ready. Picked in the warm summer sun, and bathed in a soft rice wine vinegar for all this time. We now have good color and flavor extraction. The sweetness of the berry mellows the acidity and offers us the contrast and a good ride on the flavor train. We […]
A classic recipe for the renowned blend of dried herbs conjures images of long warm days in the south of France. Try this one at home or come into the restaurant and see what dishes it’s enhancing today!
New Years Eve on Monday? I feel cheated so we are running a special New Years menu all week end. New Years Weekend Special Menus Section Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday December 31, 2012 Dinner Al a Cart Menu Beaujolais Oyster on the Half Shell Wasabi Cured Tobiko Granita $3 Two Big White Gulf […]
On this the shortest day of the year we hope you are staying warm and dry and have the chance to reflect on the past year and look forward to new things to come in 2013. We’ll be keeping the ovens warm, wine flowing and cocktails mixing here at Patrona so if you feel like […]
Yes it is Mushroom Fest in Mendocino County. For the eighth year we are featuring and previewing some menu items we enjoy all winter right from our back woods. Some people have back yards well in Mendocino many of us have back woods that come alive in winter. Natures buffet or a Shakespeare said “?Life […]
Talk is cheap and we would like to show you some of the little things we do that can make a big difference. Lets start with some of the things all restaurants use: Oil for frying foods, we use Rice Hull Oil a secondary product of the Californian Rice Industry. Rice oil takes high heat, does […]