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Delightful dishes take the stage

A La Carte

August 9, 2020

Story By: Nicole Monton | Photos by: Stage Restaurant

Decadent desserts are on both the dine-in and takeout menus.

Stage Restaurant has been making it easy for everyone to enjoy luxurious meals in any setting. Whether dining in or taking out, there are myriad options to suit every craving.

“We really would like to highlight the fact that we are continuing to prioritize the safety of our guests and team, and we are extremely thankful of everyone that is continuing to show support by dining with us,” shares restaurant manager Alice Ancarani. “We also fully understand that some may feel more comfortable at home, and we aimed to create a special at-home experience.”

To cater to the latter crowd, Stage offers up its “Take & Bake” Three-Course Menu ($40 per person) that includes bread and spread or dip, starter, entrée and dessert. All you need to do is pop it in the oven at home for a perfect Stage-worthy finish. Just follow the detailed instructions provided with your meal.

From entrées to desserts, presentation is everything.

This week’s menu, for example, features Housemade Focaccia with balsamic herb and olive oil; Spinach Caesar Salad; Lasagna and Valrhona Dark Chocolate Bread Pudding. (And, here’s a special sneak peek of the next selection: grilled flatbread with mediterranean hummus and truffled chicken pot pie — yum!)

The special sells out fast each week, so make sure you snag one before it’s too late.

Libations abound at Stage, as well, including some to-go cocktail kits ($14, serves two) that will turn anyone into an amateur at-home bartender. The Summer Sipper is perfect for the season and has hints of pisco, pineapple, elderflower liqueur and orgeat, while the Old Artie is comprised of rye, cynar, luxardo maraschino and orange bitters. There are also weekly wine and beer recommendations for takeout, too.

Stage has also launched its Three-Course Tasting Thursdays ($50 set menu), which comes with the option to add a wine pairing by Elise Liu (add $25) or cocktail pairing by Brett Anduha (add $30). Expect rotating weekly themes that pull inspiration from worldwide cuisines and techniques, as well as what’s good at local farms, input from team members and new libations.

Find pastries and baked goods in the café

“It’s a really fun way for us to share our passion with our guests,” shares Alice, who notes that guests can keep up with the motif by checking Stage’s website and social media each Monday.

Finally, dig into some delicious desserts from the talented minds of Stage Restaurant’s kitchen staff. Options vary depending on dine-in or takeout, but all are downright decadent and worth multiple trips to the restaurant to try them out. On the to-go side is a daily selection of ice creams and sorbets in the café and weekly 12-ounce servings of ice cream flavors like Valrhona White Chocolate with brandied cherries; Mashti, made with saffron, rose water, pistachio, orange blossom and vanilla bean; and a vegan Haupia Sorbet with toasted coconut — all just $9 each. There’s also a takeout Honey Granola Trail Mix ($9 for 10 ounces) that’s made in-house by Chef .

This week’s ‘Take & Bake’ Three- Course Menu ($40 per person)

“Perfect to gift or as a daily snack,” Alice notes.

In-house desserts are just as indulgent. Opt for Frozen Kona Geisha Coffee Pie ($14) or vegan Chocolate Haupia Ice Cream Cake ($14).

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