Inland Empire Restaurant Week
Friday, March 21 – Sunday, March 30, 2014
Cork | Fire Kitchen is celebrating Restaurant Week with a 2-course lunch menu for just $15 and a 3-course dinner menu for just $30. Come on in for a taste of our latest menus – and don’t forget to explore our Drinks menu while you’re here!
Bev & Bites
Every week, Cork | Fire Kitchen will be featuring a creative new bite from Chef Igor Krichmar built around a fresh, local ingredient. Each bite will be paired with an equally inspired beverage. Bevs may include St. Archer, Hudson Whiskey, Palumbo Family Vineyards or Refuge Brewery. Bites may feature Nicolau Family Farms, Crows Pass, Sage Mountain or Vintage Natural Beef.
This week’s Bev & Bites
Wednesday, March 5 – Sunday, March 9
Bev – Fazeli Cellars Sauvignon blanc
Fresh citrus with hints of green apple. Bright and clean with good acidity and a crisp finish.
Bite – Tomato & Goat Cheese Flatbread
Crows Pass heirloom tomato flatbread with Nicolau Farms goat cheese.
Previous Bev & Bite Pairings
Wednesday, February 26 – Sunday, March 2
Bev – Leoness Cellars 2008 Melange de Reves
Dark ruby color. Nice aromas of violet, anise, white pepper. Medium bodied. Taste of dark cherries, slight caramel toffee. Not much oak. Minimal tannin, soft finish.
Bite – Goat Cheese Truffles
Nicolau Farms goat cheese, truffled with cranberry jam
Wednesday, February 19 – Sunday, February 23
Bev – Capital Cocktail
Hudson house-aged bourbon, sweet vermouth, countreau, bitters
Bite – New York Steak
Coffee crusted USDA Prime Vintage Farms New York steak, hudson bourbon caramel sauces, gorgonzola blue cheese
Bite – USDA Prime Tartare
Quail egg, pine nuts, capers, shallot, chive, extra virgin olive oil, grilled garlic crostini
Wednesday, February 12 – Sunday, February 16
Bev – Raspberry Mint Champagne Cocktail
Kenwood brut, garden mint simple syrup, chambord, fresh raspberries
Bev – Nutty Irishman
Coffee, Jameson, Frangelico, Baileys, topped with bruleed La Bahn Ranch egg white
Bite – Classic French Salad
Frisée lettuce, Neuske applewood smoked bacon lardons, baby heirloom tomato, red wine vinaigrette, poached La Bahn Farms egg
Bite – Bar Snack
Butter poached heirloom asparagus, truffle egg emulsion, seven minute La Bahn Farms egg
Wednesday, February 6 – Sunday, February 9
Bev – Barreled Brew
St. Archer IPA, house barrel-aged bourbon, bitters, maple syrup, house barrel-aged sweet vermouth
Bite – Chef Igor’s Poutine
Nicolau Farms cheese curds, sweet potato tots, country gravy, pulled pork with trio of dipping sauces
Meet the Purveyors
Crows Pass Farm was founded in 1991 and is a certified organic farm in heart of Temecula. Their emphasis is providing chefs with the finest tasting fruits and vegetables.
Hudson Bourbon - Fate is a fickle thing. In 2001, when we purchased the Tuthilltown Gristmill to open a rock climber’s ranch, the neighbors balked. So we had to find another way. The 240-year history of the mill led us to it. Grain, water, yeast and a new purpose: We decided to make whiskey. With our own skills and a lot of hard work, we converted the two granaries into the first whiskey distillery in New York State since Prohibition.
Based in Temecula, the family-owned La Bahn Ranch does not just carry eggs and chicken, but free-range, grain-fed, antibiotic-free and hormone-free ones.
Leoness Cellars – The word leoness, meaning ‘village of dreams’, is the inspiration behind our lifelong quest to create world class wines from the vineyard of Temecula Valley.
On a mere 2.5 acres in La Cresta, Martha and Bill Brady, owners of Moonrise Farm, grow an amazing abundance of heirloom vegetables. These jewels are not just certified organic, but biodynamic. Martha is a certified nurseryman, teaches composting for the state, and has a degree in agribusiness. Suffice it to say, she’s a knowledgeable lady that produces great produce!
Nicolau Farms is one of the last remaining goat farmsteads left in California milking around 150 goats. By farmstead, we raise our own livestock, grow all of our own forage for feed, and produce farmstead cheeses right on the farm.
St Archer Brewing Co is based in San Diego and believes the craft beer experience happens where art and science meet.Their company was founded by a unique strain of creative talent – world class brewers, artists, musicians, professional surfers, skateboarders and snowboarders.
Salem Ranch Farms – They are from Lucerene Valley and are certified organic. Chef Igor goes to them weekly because of their hospitality and amazing produce. They carry Asian pears, dried juju beans ( used in Asian culture for its healing properties and powerful immune booster), ginger, shallots, garlic, spinach, pears, and apples. They have some of the best Asian pears Chef Igor has ever eaten.
Vintage Natural Beef chooses family-owned ranches that are committed to raising natural beef to a highter level of purity. And are committed to verifying that the cattle meet the following requirements with regular audits – no added hormones ever, raised without antibiotics, humanely raised and handled and fed 100% vegetarian diet.
*All menus listed are samples and subject to change often.