In honor of the thriving artisan cheesemaking community in Sonoma and Marin Counties and the upcoming 8th Annual California’s Artisan Cheese Festival, Nick’s Cove Restaurant, Oyster Bar & Cottages today announces its 2nd Annual Cheese Appreciation Month this March.
In addition to participating in California’s Artisan Cheese Festival March 21-23 in Petaluma, Nick’s Cove will be offering a special Artisan Cheese, Please! package throughout the month, as well as a weekly-changing dinner entree featuring a local cheesemaker.
Over the last decade, Sonoma and Marin Counties have become the heart of California’s cheesemaking industry, and Executive Chef Austin Perkins is proud to honor this bounty of fromage by featuring a different local cheese on the dinner menu every week.
In addition to Chef Perkins’ regular menu, which combines classic dishes with a playful creativity inspired by the seasons and local coastline, these cheese-inspired weekly offerings will also be available throughout the month of March:
Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Company
Wood Fired Wagyu Beef
smoked oyster mushrooms, Point Reyes Blue Cheese Soubise, fried cipollini onions and port reduction
Roasted Pork Tenderloin
fava beans, Redwood Hill Chèvre gnocchi, fava leaves, red wine demi
Nicasio Valley Cheese Company
Nicasio Square stuffed Quail
walla walla onions, celery root puree, braised endive gratin, natural jus
California King Salmon
Cypress Grove Bermuda Triangle gratinee, truffled honey, fried wild arugula, fennel puree
For those interested in really indulging in the region’s cheese culture, Nick’s Cove is offering an Artisan Cheese, Please! package that includes an overnight stay in one of their luxurious Cottages. The perfect place to relax and unwind, the Cottages at Nick’s Cove are designed with a rustic, nautical elegance and are appointed with luxurious cotton linens, plush down comforters and cotton duvets. There are also one-of-a‐kind rainforest showers, heated ceramic tile floors, plasma TVs, WiFi, organic bath amenities by EO, plush robes and slippers in every room. Several cottages also offer large soaking clawfoot tubs, wood burning stoves and a fully-stocked honor bar. Most are pet-friendly, with special amenities reserved just for four-legged guests.
The Artisan Cheese, Please! package includes:
- Overnight accommodations in a luxurious one-bedroom Waterview Cottage or in either Ruthie’s or Al’s Waterfront Cottage at Nick’s Cove
- BBQ oysters delivered upon arrival
- Gift Basket filled with local cheese selection from local artisan cheeses such as Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Company, Cypress Grove, Redwood Hill, sourdough bread, homemade Stout Jam and a bottle of Nick’s Cove Merlot
- Continental breakfast for two delivered to the cottage in the morning with the day’s edition of the San Francisco Chronicle
The package represents over 20% savings March 1- 31, 2014. One-Bedroom Waterfront Cottages are $489/weekend night and $399/mid-week night and One-Bedroom Waterview Cottages are $349/weekend night and $269/mid-week night.
Also available at Nick’s Cove, and perfect after a long day of cheese-tasting at California’s Artisan Cheese Festival, guests can enjoy an in-room massage or grab a cocktail at the bar, stroll along the Nick’s Cove pier to the landmark Boat Shack and enjoy your drink by the wood-burning stove.
To reserve the Artisan Cheese, Please! package, please call 415-663-1033 or visit http://nickscove.com/specialpackages.html
ABOUT NICK’S COVE
Located just a half-hour west of Petaluma and 50 miles north of San Francisco, Nick’s Cove & Cottages is a delicious, relaxing and beautiful destination year-round. A local institution for more than 80 years on the West Marin County coastline, it is surrounded by tranquil waters, sandy ecological beaches, abundant wildlife and views of the rolling hills across the Tomales Bay. Led by Executive Chef Austin Perkins, Nick’s Cove Restaurant serves the finest seasonal, sustainable California cuisine sourced from the area’s abundant Marin and Sonoma County farms as well as fresh seafood and Tomales Bay oysters year-round. Whether coming for lunch, dinner or an overnight stay, Nick’s Cove offers a private, relaxing and welcoming getaway for guests year-round.