Food and Wine Philosophy


Updated classics that vary with the seasons.

Distinctive, hand-selected wine and beverage list.

FOOD

The menu offers an elevated interpretation of classic American fare from the freshest possible ingredients, many sourced from local family farms. The menu changes with the seasons to provide the very best produce at any given time.  And we can customize many of the food or beverage menu items to meet your specific preferences or dietary needs.

Our menu has included items such as locally sourced Niman Ranch flank steak with asparagus and fingerling potatoes and touches of ricotta and fried bone marrow paired with a glass of the Ruth Lewandowski 2012 Boaz (produced by Pago’s own sommelier, Evan Lewandowski), or carrots presented five different ways as a tasting appetizer with a glass of the 2010 L’Hereu Cava, or the famous “Pago Burger” – a mix of ground chuck, short rib and brisket in the succulent burger patty, topped high with artisanal bacon, Gruyere cheese, roasted mushrooms, pickled red onion and kale, on a toasted brioche bun slathered with black garlic aioli and Dijon vinaigrette – which has been written about at length in the local and national press.

 

WINE

Our wine list is an ever-rotating selection with both classics and off-the-beaten-path selections, from all corners of the globe.  One of our specialties is finding small production, sustainable wines, from unique areas -- many of which are special ordered just for us.  

Everyone on our team is knowledgeable about wine, and can offer suggestions for what to pair with your specific dish or find just the right wine to match your preferences.  And if you dine during a time when our Pago sommelier, Evan Lewandaski, is on hand, you'll most definitely want to leverage his experience to find the right selection -- if only just to hear his exuberant stories about each and every wine on our list.  

We want to share our love of wine with you, and we've invested in the unique Cruvinet system to allow us to preserve and dispense the wine glass by glass, so you can sample a variety of different wines with your meal (in 3oz or 5oz pours), if that excites you too.  We always ensure we have wines available at a variety of price points and the menu, so no one feels they can't enjoy a great glass of wine with their meal, and we also carry a great selection of beer, spirits and non-alcoholic beverages.