Garces Trading Company continues to evolve since its early days of being BYOB, selling flowers and opening in the mornings for coffee and pastries. Now described as a European bistro, the restaurant has been closed this week to remove its retail counter and replace it with an 18-seat full service bar. Gone is the cheese, bread, charcuterie and olive oil tasting stations. Instead the bar will offer a European wine list available by both the glass and bottle as well as a heavily European beer list and a menu of specialty cocktails.
A bar menu rounds out the changes. The light bites include a section of meatballs, house-made mozzarella inspired by different regions of Italy and a selection of antipasti.
Garces Trading Company Bar Menu Highlights
Wild Boar Meatballs flavored with piquillo peppers and fresh herbs and topped with spicy tomato stew and Manzanilla olive escabeche
Shrimp and Scallop Meatballs, a unique variation on the traditional Sole Veronique served with marinated champagne grapes, and a roasted scallop jus
Pork and Beef Meatball flavored with Serrano ham and baked in rich marinara sauce and sprinkled with freshly-grated Parmesan
House Made Mozzarella
Black truffle and pistachios
Creamy burrata-style mozzarella with caramelized roasted eggplant and fresh sprigs of mint
Baby Artichokes braised in white wine, marinated in preserved lemon, honey and olive oil and tossed with dates and walnuts
Roasted Cauliflower marinated in an orange-tarragon vinaigrette and garnished with tangy black garlic pesto and spring onions
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