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The latest news, sightings and happenings at El Paseo!


Wild Salmon Special this past weekend at El Paseo
July 17, 2017

Sammy Hagar surpised new chef Shoberg with 37 pounds of wild king salmon from Alaska last week. Chef Shoberg took no time in utilizing the catch to serve up an amazing special to El Paseo guests. Come by and be surpised any night of the week.

To reserve your table, please call the restaurant at (415) 388-0741 or visit: www.elpaseomillvalley.com/reservations.html

Dine for a Cause was a Huge Success
July 13, 2017

Yesterday evening's Dine for a Cause event benefiting Ambassadors of Hope and Opportunity brought a packed house at El Paseo

"The Dine For A Cause dinner last night was a huge success! The restaurant was capacity all night. Kari and I want to thank all the people that supported Dine For A Cause last night (which benefitted Ambassadors Of Hope And Opportunity) for working together with us to help homeless teens! As always The Hagar family foundation will match the funds from the restaurant which should go a long way to help kids in Marin"

- Sammy Hagar

To reserve your table, please call the restaurant at (415) 388-0741 or visit: www.elpaseomillvalley.com/reservations.html

Dine for a Cause Benefiting Ambassadors of Hope and Opportunity
July 2, 2017

Join us for our next Dine for a Cause event on Wednesday, July 12th from 5:30pm - 9:00pm, benefiting Ambassadors of Hope and Opportunity!

Simply make your reservation on this night and you'll automatically be giving back. We will be donating 20% (10% from the restaurant, matched by a donation from the Hagar Family Foundation) of the evening’s proceeds to AHO, Marin county’s only nonprofit organization providing hope for an estimated 2,600 homeless young adults through job opportunities, housing, scholarships, and more.

To reserve your table, please call the restaurant at (415) 388-0741 or visit: www.elpaseomillvalley.com/reservations.html

Announcing El Paseo's New #415 Happy Hour
June 26, 2017

The Passage Bar at El Paseo now offers a special weekday deal for you to come and enjoy

$4 Draft Bear including a selection of 101 North IPA, Anchor Steam, California Lager, Scrimshaw Pilsner, and many more options.

$1 Bites

$5 Drinks to choose from including a Margarita, Cava, Pino Grigio, and more!

See you soon at 415 in The Passage Bar!

To reserve your table, please call the restaurant at (415) 388-0741 or visit: www.elpaseomillvalley.com/reservations.html

Celebrate Father's Day at El Paseo
June 12, 2017

Join us this Sunday, June 18th as El Paseo prepares something special for all Dads

June is for all Dads so come celebrate Father's Day at El Paseo. Our Executive Chef Henry Cortez has put together this special dish: a half rack of Applewood Smoked Pork Ribs, Beluga Lentils, with Apple & Tomato Slaw. You won't want to miss this amazingly tasty feast. Please be sure to make your reservation below and show Dad how much he means to you!

To reserve your table, please call the restaurant at (415) 388-0741 or visit: www.elpaseomillvalley.com/reservations.html

Dine for a Cause Benefiting The Ritter Center
June 2, 2017

Join us for our next Dine for a Cause event on Wednesday, June 14th from 5:30pm - 9:00pm, benefiting The Ritter Center!

Simply make your reservation on this night and you'll automatically be giving back. We will be donating 20% (10% from the restaurant, matched by a donation from the Hagar Family Foundation) of the evening’s proceeds to The Ritter Center of Marin which serves families and individuals in Marin County who are homeless or at-risk of becoming homeless!

To reserve your table, please call the restaurant at (415) 388-0741 or visit: www.elpaseomillvalley.com/reservations.html

Join Us Sunday, June 4th to kick off Paella on the Patio
May 23, 2017

We are launching our Paella on the Patio events back up to kick off the summer at El Paseo.

The first event will start on June 4th at 5:30pm. Our Executive Chef Henry Cortez is preparing a spectacular new menu which we will be sharing with you soon. You won't want to miss this kick off!

To reserve your table, please call the restaurant at (415) 388-0741 or visit: www.elpaseomillvalley.com/reservations.html

Mother's Day is May 14th
Join Us For A Special Dinner For Your Mom
Mother's Day is May 14th!
Mother’s Day Three Course Dinner
 

CHOICE OF BUTTER LETTUCE OR MIXED GREENS SALAD

CHOICE OF: CHICKEN ROULADE -OR- SCALLOP WELLINGTON SPRING PEA SOUP 

STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE

To reserve your table, please call the restaurant at (415) 388-0741 or visit: www.elpaseomillvalley.com/reservations.html


Menu items are subject to availability  

Celebrate Cinco De Mayo with El Paseo featuring a Special Mexican Pork Dish and Margaritas
April 29, 2017

Come celebrate Cinco De Mayo with us at El Paseo! Our Executive Chef Henry Cortez will be preparing a special Mexican Pork dish along with Masa cakes. We will also have a Cinco De Mayo Margarita Special in the Passage Bar that will feature Cabo Wabo tequila and Sammy's new Santo Mezquila. Our special handmade margaritas feature roasted lime and blood orange! You won't want to miss the party at El Paseo this Friday, May 5th! Since Cinco De Mayo falls on a Friday this year, we recommend making your reservations early while tables are still available.

To reserve your table, please call the restaurant at (415) 388-0741 or visit: www.elpaseomillvalley.com/reservations.html

Dine for a Cause Benefiting Homeward Bound of Marin
April 26, 2017

Join us for our next Dine for a Cause event on May 10th from 5:30pm - 9:00pm, benefiting Homeward Bound of Marin!

Simply make your reservation on this night and you'll automatically be giving back. We will be donating 20% (10% from the restaurant, matched by a donation from the Hagar Family Foundation) of the evening’s proceeds to Homeward Bound of Marin which works with homeless shelters and services for homeless families and individuals in Marin County!

To reserve your table, please call the restaurant at (415) 388-0741 or visit: www.elpaseomillvalley.com/reservations.html

El Paseo is Now Hiring
April 17, 2017

El Paseo Restaurant in Mill Valley, California (one of the finest restaurants in the Bay Area) is getting ready for summer business increases and on-going promotional events. We are currently seeking some qualified individuals for the following positions: General Management, Kitchen Staff; and Front of the House Service Positions.

If you have restaurant experience in either Fine Dining or Polished Casual Dining and would like to be considered for one of these great positions in a beautiful environment, we invite you to submit your resume to events@elpaseomillvalley.com.

Come celebrate Easter with us at El Paseo!
April 11, 2017

We will be holding first seatings at 1:00 PM through 7:30 PM. We recommend making your reservations early, while tables are still available.

To reserve your table, please call the restaurant at (415) 388-0741 or visit: www.elpaseomillvalley.com/reservations.html


Gathering Together For A Good Cause
Next "Dine For A Cause" evening April 12th
April 9, 2017

I can't tell you how much I am enjoying the growth at El Paseo. Each time I come in for a meal or a drink at The Passage Bar I see local friends from around town and I see fans from around the country that come visit when they're in California.

I'm so thrilled with our Dine For A Cause events that are really catching on. All of the organizations we partner with are organizations Kari and I support above and beyond El Paseo with the Hagar Family Foundation. It will make your tummy feel even warmer after having a wonderful dining experience at El Paseo knowing you are feeding and caring for other less fortunate people! That's a win-win.

-Sammy & Kari Hagar

Join us for our fifth Dine for a Cause event on April 12th from 5:30-9pm, benefiting SF-Marin Food Bank!

Simply make your reservation on this night and you'll automatically be giving back. We will be donating 20% (10% from the restaurant, matched by a donation from the Hagar Family Foundation) of the evening’s proceeds to SF-Marin Food Bank, with the mission of ending hunger in San Francisco and Marin.

To reserve your table, please call the restaurant at (415) 388-0741 or visit: www.elpaseomillvalley.com/reservations.html

El Paseo Chosen "Most Romantic" and "Best for Special Occasions"
April 1, 2017

Diners from all over the area have selected El Paseo for the OpenTable Diner's Choice Awards this month in the categories "Most Romantic" and "Best for Special Occasions" in Marin County. If your looking for the perfect place to host your next party or event, email events@elpaseomillvalley.com for info!

Dine for a Cause at El Paseo
March 8, 2017

Join us for our fourth Dine for a Cause event on March 8th from 5:30-9pm, benefiting SF-Marin Food Bank!

Simply make your reservation on this night and you'll automatically be giving back. We will be donating 20% (10% from the restaurant, matched by a donation from the Hagar Family Foundation) of the evening’s proceeds to SF-Marin Food Bank, with the mission of ending hunger in San Francisco and Marin.

To reserve your table, please call the restaurant at (415) 388-0741 or visit: www.elpaseomillvalley.com/reservations.html

The Passage Bar Launch Party!
February 13, 2017

The Passage Bar at El Paseo opened with a bang! Sammy Hagar and Bar Manager Steve Gizzi debuted the restaurant’s brand new spirits and cocktail menu on Wednesday, February 1, which included six newly designed flagship cocktails, while Executive Chef Henry Cortez unveiled his new bar food menu which consists of several shareable dishes and small plates.

Everyone gathered around as Sammy shared how each drink was perfectly crafted with unique flavors and top shelf spirits such as Old Potrero Rye, St. George Terroir Gin, Elmer T. Lee Bourbon, and some of Sammy’s very own signature brands including including the chart-topping Cabo Wabo Tequila, the award-winning Sammy’s Beach Bar Rum, and the recently launched Santo Mezquila – his newest agave product in partnership with Maroon 5 frontman and fellow Grammy winner, Adam Levine. They were paired with savory bites from the new bar food menu such as Prosciutto Wrapped Pineapple and Shrimp in Sofrito. It was a night full of delicious food, tasty drinks and great company - check our our Facebook page to see all of the photos!

Guests can now enjoy The Passage Bar’s new cocktail and food menu daily. The bar is open Sunday through Thursday, 4 - 9 pm, and Friday and Saturday from 4 - 10 pm. Cheers!

Read more about the opening here, thanks to Walnut Creek Magazine.

Enjoy Cocktails, Spirits, & Our New Menu at The Passage Bar!
By Wayne Veidt - January 23, 2017

Join us from 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm on Wednesday, February 1st as we celebrate the opening of The Passage Bar, featuring our new cocktail and food menu. Enjoy special pricing on cocktails and bites throughout the event, with a complimentary glass of bubbly served upon arrival.

Starting on February 1st, Sammy Hagar and the El Paseo team will be launching a brand new spirits and cocktail menu. Come and check out our six newly designed flagship cocktails, featuring Old Potrero Rye, St. George Terroir Gin, Elmer T. Lee Bourbon, and more. We will also be serving some of Sammy’s own spirit brands, including his Cabo Wabo Tequila, Beach Bar Rum, and Santo Mezquila (the newest hybrid agave spirit, made in partnership with Maroon 5’s Adam Levine).

Executive Chef Henry Cortez will also be featuring his brand new bar menu, full of shareable dishes and small plates like Prosciutto Wrapped Pineapple, Fried Chicken with Pimenton Honey, The Passage Burger, and more!

We invite you to join us for this very exciting launch event. To RSVP, please email RSVP@afandco.com. Dinner reservations also available and can be made by calling (415) 388-0741 or clicking here.

Cheers!

Dine For a Cause - Jan. 11th at El Paseo
Dine for a Cause at El Paseo
By Wayne Veidt - January 2, 2017

Join us for our second Dine for a Cause event on January 11th from 4-9 pm, benefiting Homeward Bound of Marin!

Simply make your reservation on this night and you'll automatically be giving back. We will be donating 20% (10% from the restaurant, matched by a donation from the Hagar Family Foundation) of the evening’s proceeds to Homeward Bound of Marin, the primary provider of Marin County homeless shelters and services for homeless families and individuals in Marin, California.

To reserve your table, please call the restaurant at (415) 388-0741 or visit: www.elpaseomillvalley.com/reservations.html

Dine For a Cause - Nov. 16th at El Paseo
Dine for a Cause at El Paseo
By Wayne Veidt - November 14th, 2016

Come to El Paseo this Wednesday, November 16th to "Dine For A Cause"! Between the hours of 4-9pm we will be benefiting the Ambassadors of Hope & Opportunity, Marin County's only non-profit organization providing hope for an estimated 2,600 homeless young adults through job opportunities, housing, scholarships, and more.

You can make reservations here: www.elpaseomillvalley.com/reservations.html

40% of the evening's proceeds will be donated to Ambassadors of Hope and Opportunity, through El Paseo, the Hagar Family Foundation, and AHO's Holiday Challenge Grant.

Join the El Paseo team today in Mill Valley!
El Paseo is hiring Line Cooks! Apply today.
By Wayne Veidt - October 5th, 2016

El Paseo is hiring experienced cooks for the position of Hot Line and Garde Manger Cook. This is a full time position at the resturant in Mill Valley, CA. This position is responsible for set-up, food preparation, organization, sanitation, and production of food items, as well as closing and storage for individual work stations. The essential functions and accountabilities include:

  1. Responsible for set-up of daily par/prep and organization of their daily work station.
  2. Preparation of and storage of all food items necessary to operation of station in adherence with quality standards.
  3. Upkeep of items used by others, ie. dressings, salsas, soups, etc
  4. Communicate with Chef and Sous Chef when special products are needed or having problems with food quality or presentation.
  5. Consistent presentation of daily entrees etc. as designated by Chef.
  6. Proper cooking techniques for station items as designated by Chef.
  7. Proficient knife skills.

Other accountabilities include: Performing a multitude of different functions; therefore as an essential part of your postition, you will be expected to help others when the occasion arises just as other Employee Partners are expected to help you. Accordingly, you may be expected to perform other tasks as needed or directed. You will report directly to the Chef and also perform work for the Sous Chef & General Manager.

Work Experience desired: 1 year of kitchen experience is preferred, but dedication and desire to learn can compensate for experience. Entrants are required to have a California Food Handler's Certificate or a ServSafe Certificate. Please understand that this position works weekends and some Holidays.

To apply for this position, please send your resume to General Manager, Wayne Veidt at wayne@elpaseomillvalley.com

The delicious & colorful vegetarian Paella
Paella Dry Run Prepares for Sunday's "Paella On The Patio" Event
By Sammy Hagar - June 29th, 2016

Sammy hosted some friends for a preview of the paella on the patio for this Sunday. This is the veggie paella (vegan & gluten free) - it's an assortment of seasonal vegetables, Bomba rice, saffron, vegetable stock, garlic, & pimenton de la Vera.

The meat Paella Mixta will have chicken, shrimp, pork riblets, chorizo, Bomba rice, #paprika, saffron, stock and onions. Come enjoy!

From the ‪Paella‬ dry run at El Paseo Restaurant with Chef Henry Cortez and with Cabo Wabo Las Vegas Chef Tacho Kneeland. This is vegetarian/vegan version which be featured every Sunday along with a traditional version - they're both amazing!

Watch the video here: https://www.instagram.com/p/BHSwXCrDzB0/?taken-by=elpaseomv

Mother's Day is May 8th
Join Us For A Special Dinner For Your Mom
April 22, 2016 - Mother's Day is May 8th!
STARTERS
DEVILED EGGS 

CRISPY PORK BELLY │ PICKLED MUSTARD SEEDS│ CHIVES
MARKET GREEN SALAD
CUCUMBER │ CITRUS VINAIGRETTE │ SUNFLOWER SEEDS
SPRING PEA SOUP 
SMOKED PORK SHANK | GOAT CHEESE | ALMONDS 
KALE & PEAR SALAD
MIDNIGHT MOON GOAT CHEESE │ PECANS │ HERBS
SPANISH OCTOPUS 
BEETS | CARROTS | AVOCADO

PLATTERS
MT. LASSEN WHOLE RED TROUT

PROSCIUTTO │ TOMATO COUSCOUS │ FRISÉE | DEHYDRATED OLIVES
CHARRED DIVER SCALLOPS
QUINOA │ PEA PURÉE │ LEEK THREADS │ PAPRIKA OIL 
ROASTED CHICKEN BREAST 
PRESERVED TOMATOES │WHITE POLENTA │ SQUASH 
ENGLISH-CUT BERKSHIRE PORK CHOP
FRISÉE │ APPLE-ONION MOSTARDA 
SPRING RISOTTO

ASPARAGUS | RAMPS| PEAS | POACHED EGG | PARMESAN 
AKAUSHI BEARNAISE BURGER 
HOUSE GROUND │ ROASTED ONIONS │ BEELER’S BACON │HERBED FRIES │ THREE PEPPERCORN AÏOLI
 AKAUSHI STEAK FRITES
ROASTED ONIONS │ PT. REYES BLEU CHEESE FRIES │ AU POIVRE SAUCE
 6oz BACON WRAPPED STORM HILL FILET MIGNON 
HERB POTATOES │ROASTED SHALLOTS │TRUFFLE BUTTER
 32oz AKAUSHI COWBOY RIBEYE - FOR TWO
CHARRED LEEKS │ WHIPPED POTATOES │ CREAMY HORSERADISH SAUCE

Menu items are subject to availability  
Fantastic El Paseo Dinner with Tre Cool & Randall Grahm plus Lots of Wine
Fantastic El Paseo Dinner with Green Day's Tre Cool & Bonny Doon Vineyard's Randall Grahm plus Lots of Wine
By Sammy Hagar - March, 2016

Last night's monthly wine collectors' dinner was the best ever. Right Bank Bordeaux was the theme with lots of Saint Emilion and Pomerol, some of the highlights were '75 Petrus and '82/'86 Chevel Blanc - both phenomenal wines (everyone dug deep into their cellars)!

Randall Grahm, the eccentric mad scientist winemaker and founder of Bonnie Doon Winery, came with some friends - the event was sold out so we took over the wine cellar room, which was a mistake hahaha. We ended up drinking much more than the wines we brought....A '67 Yequim in honor of Kari and four other people in the room being born in 1967. And a few white Burgundies also from my private cellar, ouch!

Tre and Sara Cool were there with family and friends ended up in the wine room with us, strike three!!

Henry and the kitchen staff made some of the best food I've had anywhere in the world, ending with a well chosen, perfect selection of cheese to finish off the night. Three tables of super redheads made it -- I'm sure they can testify this was BIG FUN!!! Maybe not this morning, but last night ha ha Ha ha ha

Thanks all for making these special collectors dinners at El Paseo better each month.

Sincerely,
Sammy and Kari.

Tom & Angie Williamson Celebrate their 25th Anniversary
Sammy Delivers Special 25th Anniversary to Fans
By Sammy Hagar - January, 2016

Here is a sweet story about a big fan, Tom Williamson and his wife Angie who came to SF for their 25th anniversary and wanted to buy me a drink...

I normally don't call people back (no time to answer everyone!) but there was something about the letter and the anniversary being the same as Kari & me that got my attention.

I couldn't meet them but decided to set them up for an anniversary dinner at my restaurant, El Paseo.... you've got to watch the video (to the left) to find out the unexpected surprise coincidence at the end of the call!



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