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September 2020

SEPTEMBER 2020

September 20202020-09-29T19:28:38-07:00

Give the Gift of Luxury

GIVE THE GIFT OF LUXURY

PLUMED HORSE GIFT CERTIFICATES ARE BACK

Whether it’s food from our award winning Chef, or wine from our Grand Award winning cellar, Plumed Horse gift certificates give the gift of luxury with memories that last a lifetime.

Available in denominations of $250, $500, $750, and $1000.  Get yours from Plumed Horse Boutique today!

NOTE:  Plumed Horse gift certificates can only be used for in-person dining at our Saratoga location.  We are working to bring gift certificates to our online storefront as well.

Give the Gift of Luxury2020-09-29T19:52:03-07:00

Are You on the List?

ARE YOU ON THE LIST?

BECOME A PLUMED HORSE VIP

Ever wonder what we have cooking up our sleeves?  Find out by becoming a Plumed Horse VIP.

As a Plumed Horse VIP you will receive priority access to exclusive events and holiday reservations.  You will be the first to know about the latest Plumed Horse developments, including the return of indoor dining and our soon-to-be-revealed “Plumed Horse at Home” — a selection of gourmet meals to enjoy at home with exclusive video plating guides from Chef Peter Armellino.

Sound good?  All we need is your email address.

Are You on the List?2020-09-29T21:07:57-07:00

August 2020

AUGUST 2020

August 20202020-09-29T21:01:19-07:00

Welcome Back

WELCOME BACK

DINE WITH US UNDER THE STARS

We’re happy to announce that we are now accepting reservations to dine with us — under the stars.

As part of our 2020 reopening we have moved our restaurant outdoors, to three separate heated dining areas.  Plumed Horse luxury is sprinkled throughout, with fountains, firepits and chandeliers accenting your evening.

While our dining areas are heated, we remind you to not forget your favorite jacket or sweater!

Welcome Back2020-09-29T21:11:35-07:00

Plumed Horse Boutique

PLUMED HORSE BOUTIQUE

TAKE LUXURY HOME WITH YOU

The virtual doors of our boutique are now open!

Plumed Horse Boutique sets the stage for you to take some of our finer products home with you.  Whether you’re looking for our monthly Champagne selection, our Plumed Horse Reserve Caviar, or our delectable chocolates, Plumed Horse Boutique has you covered.  Place your order online, and pick it up later that day at the restaurant (or have it delivered within a 10 mile radius for an additional fee).

Please note, Plumed Horse Boutique is currently only open Friday – Sunday from 3pm – 8pm.

Plumed Horse Boutique2020-09-29T21:13:58-07:00

Wine Spectator 2020 Grand Award Winner

WINE SPECTATOR 2020 GRAND AWARD WINNER

PLUMED HORSE HONORED FOR 5TH YEAR RUNNING

We’re happy to announce that we are now accepting reservations to dine with us — under the stars.  As part of our 2020 reopening we have moved our restaurant outdoors, to three separate heated dining areas.  Plumed Horse luxury is sprinkled throughout, with fountains, firepits and chandeliers accenting your evening.  Don’t forget your favorite jacket or sweater!

Wine Spectator 2020 Grand Award Winner2020-09-29T21:17:02-07:00

Earlier Posts

EARLIER POSTS

Earlier Posts2020-09-29T21:31:05-07:00

Chef Peter Armellino

CHEF PETER ARMELLINO

OVER 30 YEARS OF CULINARY EXPERTISE

Peter Armellino began cooking professionally in New York when he was 17 years old. He opened the Park Avenue Cafe in 1992, followed by stints at New York City’s Gotham Bar & Grill and Gramercy Tavern.  In 1999, Armellino came to San Francisco, where his culinary skills soon landed him a position as Sous-Chef of Jardiniere, where he worked with Douglas Keane.

After his tenure at Jardiniere, Armellino was lured to rural Woodside and became the Chef de Cuisine at Village Pub. At the pub, Peter assisted rising star Chef Mark Sullivan, where he further refined his craft, and adopted a feeling of connection between food and farmer. In 2001 he joined longtime acquaintance and fellow New Yorker (via France) Laurent Manrique as Chef de Cuisine at Campton Place in San Francisco. Armellino continued this partnership when he moved to Aqua’s kitchen as Chef de Cuisine in 2003.

In 2005, Jardiniere Executive Chef Traci des Jardins chose Armellino from a pool of hundreds of former and current associates to be one of her two co-chefs as she faced Iron Chef Mario Batali in “Battle Shrimp” on the hit Food Network show “Iron Chef”, a battle des Jardins won.

Armellino has dedicated his time to charity work as well, working over the past several years to benefit such organizations as Share Our Strength, Meals on Wheels, Tibetan Aid Relief and Tsunami Aid Relief.

“Coming to the South Bay, which is wide-open territory, is an amazing opportunity for my team and me to blaze a fresh trail, comments Armellino, “Our aim is to redefine fine dining in Silicon Valley.”

Under Armellino’s leadership, Plumed Horse presents elegant, modern California Cuisine, emphasizing what is fresh, seasonal and sustainably produced.

Chef Peter Armellino2020-09-29T21:41:57-07:00
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