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“Early California” fare plus good local wines and a central downtown location.


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Villa Creek Restaurant Review

: Located right on the downtown park, Villa Creek offers a rustic interpretation of fine dining that’s intriguing without being pretentious. Seasonal and local ingredients are celebrated front and center in such dishes as a wild mushroom Bolognese, an asparagus and English pea salad, and a hearty cassoulet with duck and house-made sausage. Even the bar menu follows this approach with ahi ceviche, Hatch chile verde, and sliders on brioche buns. For dessert, go for one of the steamed cakes, which offer a nice middle-ground between delicate and decadent. Wine options offer up local labels and Rhônes, including the Villa Creek Cellars wines; there are several microbrews on tap; and the full bar means you can enjoy a refreshing margarita with hand-squeezed lime juice.





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