Edit ModuleShow Tags

Side Dish: Corners Tavern’s Roasted Salmon

Ready for Action


Nicholas Boer

Our expectations ran high when we heard Adam Carpenter—Diablo’s 2013 pick for Chef of the Year—was taking the helm at Corners Tavern. Happily, those expectations were met and exceeded when we dined anonymously there last week. Carpenter’s ahi tartare comes with an intriguing spice, a citrusy kick that plays off the saltiness of seaweed-flecked chips. Also good was a thick grilled pork chop propped on a grilled apple, set between garlicky pan-fried escarole and a silky sweet potato puree. But the most brilliant dish was the roasted salmon, its skin crusted like glass and its flesh bronzed, supple, and lightly perfumed with smoke. On our visit, it came with a wintery ragout of purple potatoes, apples, and a touch of bacon. Our meal was a good sign indeed. With the refurbished Broadway Plaza soon to be unveiled, Corners Tavern will likely be one hopping spot for holiday shoppers and revelers alike. And we’re all curious to see what Carpenter rings in for 2016.

1342 Broadway Plaza, Walnut Creek, (925) 948-8711, cornerstavern.com. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun.

Edit ModuleShow Tags

About This Blog

Follow Diablo Dish for weekly mouth-watering updates on where to dine, drink, and indulge in the East Bay. To suggest a topic, please contact dish@maildiablo.com.

Sponsored Content:

1515 Restaurant & Lounge is the Place to be in Walnut Creek

1515 Restaurant & Lounge remains the epicenter of the downtown restaurant food scene. Serving amazing food for lunch, dinner, brunch, and a great happy hour menu. An outdoor patio that allows you the best spot for people watching and enjoying the fresh air, as well as banquet rooms and a bar that make it the best seat in town.
Click here to make a reservation.

Summer Concerts at Wente Vineyards

For more than thirty years, The Concerts at Wente Vineyards have showcased world-renowned entertainers in the winery’s picturesque natural amphitheater. Enjoy a pre-concert sunset dinner outdoors or in The Restaurant at Wente Vineyards.  Or dine at The Grill prior to show time.  Performances range from Rock, Country, Classic Rock, Pop to Jazz.  
Click here for information and tickets or call 925 456 2424.



Atom Feed Subscribe to the Diablo Dish Feed »

Recent Posts

Edit ModuleShow Tags