Don’t Starve

Get it & Go … or Eat it Here

Stone Creek Kitchen offers fresh, wholesome and delicious food, for lunch and dinner, Monday through Saturday.  The food from our kitchen is made from the best seasonal ingredients we can find and prepared with love and care. Although you can probably count on the availability of our bestseller list, our offerings change with the seasons, the availability of perfectly fresh ingredients, and what might be inspiring our cooks.  If our produce folk deliver a flat of juicy fruit then something sweet will be added to the menu without warning!  Our kitchen crew is busy creating dishes from scratch so you don’t have to!   We have an indoor seating area.

 

December Specials Menu

All Christmas orders should be placed by 7 pm on Monday 12/18

Pick up between 10 am and 2 pm on Sunday 12/24

We are accepting advance orders for the December Holidays until we cannot handle any more!  So, don’t delay in placing your order as when we reach the capacity of our kitchen (where we make everything, with love and care, from scratch!) we will stop taking orders. As always, we will endeavor to have the entire menu available in our deli case on December 23rd and 24th for those who prefer to purchase smaller amounts than required for advance orders. But fulfilling the advance orders will be the priority.

We will accept orders in the increments of the minimums stated for each item on the menu.  So, if  there  is a 2 pound minimum we will take orders of  2 pounds, 4 pounds, 6 pounds, etc., for that item.

 

The Stars

Truffle Parmesan Crusted Beef Tenderloin – This all-natural beef features a savory crust. Grilled rare for a perfect re-heat at home this meat just melts in your mouth. No hormones  or antibiotics used to raise this beef. $34.99 lb.  Available in 2 pound increments which will serve approximately 4 people.

Herb & Garlic Crusted Prime Rib Roast – The holiday classic! With a savory crisp crust, our juicy prime rib reheats easily and makes amazing left overs. $26.99 lb. Served on the bone with a two-bone minimum. Two bones will serve approximately 4 people.

Turkey Galantine – Deboned and filled with a mélange of pork sausage, truffles and artisan bread with cream and caramelized shallots. Trussed and roasted golden brown, this plump turkey breast is juicy and ohhh so easy to carve. Fantastic with our roasted turkey gravy. $18.99 lb.  May be ordered half or whole, serving 4-6 and 6-10.

Citrus Roasted Plank SalmonSustainably sourced, this salmon will make a delicious   and impressive presentation for your holiday table. Seasoned with our own citrus herb butter, and presented on a wooden plank, this side of salmon is ready to finish in the      oven in less than 20 minutes. $27.99 lb. Available by the side only. One side of salmon weighs between  2 – 3 pounds and serves approximately 6-8 people.

 

Side Dishes

Truffled Mashed PotatoesOur same crazy, rich potatoes but kicked up to insane with plenty of rich truffle flavor.  $12.99 lb.  Available in 3 pound increments which will serve approximately  6-8 people.

Cheesy Curried Cauliflower Savory, rich and delicious this satisfying dish is chucked    full of roasted cauliflower, bathed in exotic curried cream and cheese, and topped with    our buttery whole grain & herb crust. $9.99 lb. Available in 2 pound increments which      will serve approximately 4 – 6 people.

Garlicky Szechuan Green Beans – Baby green beans, cooked till tender but still crisp, tossed smoky bacon and garlicky saucy sauce. $9.99 lb.  Available in 2 pound increments which will serve approximately 4-6 people.

Herbed House Rolls – Freshly baked, these petite herb filled rolls are ideal for the holiday table.  Available in bags of 6 rolls for $4.99.

Corn Cake –This incredibly moist cake is the perfect accompaniment to your holiday dinner table.  $3.50 per piece and there is a 4 piece minimum.

 

Salads

Toasty Roasty Salad – Tender greens with roasted beets, housemade toasted pecans, creamy goat cheese dressed in thick balsamic with herbs & spices.  $10.99 lb.

Available in 3 pound increments which will serve approximately 6-8 people.

Sprouts & Stilton Salad – Brussels Sprout leaves, apples, golden raisins, toasted walnuts and fried shallots bathed in creamy walnut vinaigrette.  $9.99 lb.  Available in 3 pound increments which will serve approximately 6-8 people.

Cranberry Fluff – Part relish, part side salad, this retro-treat incorporates fresh cranberries, red grapes, toasted pecans and whipping cream. Despite its contents this dish is not overly sweet, but both creamy and crunchy at the same time. Get ready to add this to your family’s holiday favorites!  $8.99 per pint, which will serve 4 people.

 

Gravy & Sauces

Roasted Turkey Gravy – Slow roasted turkey, seasonal vegetables, herbs & spices make up this rich and delicious gravy. Wheat-Free.  $8.99 pint.  One pint will serve approximately 4-6 people.

Cranberry Sauce – Fresh tangerines and cranberries simmered till thick and then gently spiced with our own incredible cinnamon & nutmeg. $8.99 per pint. One pint will serve approximately 4-6 people.

Horseradish Cream – The traditional accompaniment for our beef tenderloin and prime rib, our horseradish cream is zesty, creamy and delicious!  You can also spread it on garlic bread for a trip under the broiler!  $9.99 per pint. One pint will serve approximately 6-8 people.

 

Desserts

Housemade Pies – 9″ = $19.99

  • Butterscotch Banana                 
  • Chocolate Cream                           
  • Old Fashioned Berry Crumble        

Berry Whipped Cream – To plop on top of your berry pie!   $5.99 pint.

 

Paella Friday!

Truly a party in a pan, we make paella fresh every Friday so that you can start your weekend off in the most festive way possible.  Come have it for lunch or stop by and pick some up on your way home!  We sell our paella by the pound and it can be packaged  into a To Go box for you.  Simply reheat it when you are ready to serve it. It will be even better the next day.

We specialize in traditional Spanish paella which is typically made with poultry, dry Spanish chorizo, seafood, chicken, bomba rice, smoked piquillo peppers, wine, and seasonal vegetables.

Our 15″ pan of paella contains only 3 cups of rice so it is a very rich and abundant dish.  Our paella costs $16.99 a pound.


Need a Pan for a Party?

Call us on Wednesday to arrange to take an entire pan of paella home (or to the beach!) on Friday.  It is offered in 15″ pans which will feed between 8 to 10 people generously.  We charge for the weight of the paella in the pan.  This will vary from pan to pan since each is individually crafted.  Generally a pan of paella weighs between 8 and 10 pounds. The weight of the pan itself if deducted from the total.

Pan Deposit: If you arrange to take your paella home in a pan, we ask for a deposit equal to the pan’s retail price.  If you bring the pan back we will refund your deposit.  Or, you may keep the pan so that you can make paella at home.

What do I serve with paella?

Starters might include Spanish cheeses, marinated olives.  And don’t forget the Marcona almonds!  Look in our Fresh Pack department for ideas and supplies.

Consider serving a crisp green salad with the paella. And, of course, some sangria or Spanish wine. Ask us for wine recommendations. We carry lots of reasonably priced, ready to drink wine that pairs perfectly with paella.

Daily Specials

 

We offer an array of fresh, wholesome and delicious dishes.  In addition to sandwiches and salads, a number of main dishes are available for lunch and dinner.  The menu is always changing and is very seasonal.  Below find the current menu.

Sandwiches 

All of our sandwiches are made with fresh baked breads and hand slice meats and cheeses.  We try to have all of the following options available everyday, but you should call us if you want to confirm a specific menu item. 

Turkey & Avocado  – Turkey, avocado, pepper jack cheese, baby greens, herb mayo on Whole Grain Bread.

Ham Stack – Ham, Fig Spread, Provolone Cheese, Red Onions, Arugula, on fresh baked Raisin Pecan Loaf

The Sexy Turkey – Sliced Turkey, Crisp Bacon, Ripe Avocado, Lettuce with “Sexy Butter” on Whole Grain Bread.

The Italian – Salami, Mortadella with Truffles, Provolone, Pepperoncini Peppers, Herb Mayo, Muffaletta Spread, Pan Rustic Bread.

The Reuben – Pastrami, Sauerkraut, Swiss Cheese, Grilled Onions, “Sexy” Mayo, on Sourdough Bread.

Curried Chicken Salad – Roasted Chicken, Celery, Chives, Red Onion, Mayonnaise, Fig Jam, Curry Powder, Salt, Pepper, Herbs & Spices on a freshly baked Raisin Pecan bread.

Veggie Roll – Greek Dolmas, Carrots, Cucumbers, Hummus, Fresh Herbs, Spicy Chili Peppers with Greek Yogurt Sauce all spun up High Roller Bread.

Pretzel Bun – Pastrami, Swiss Cheese, Dill Pickle, Dijon Mustard, Red Onion, Horseradish on a petite Pretzel Bun with Pumpkin Seed Dash on top.

Pintxos – Salami Finocchiona, Piquillo Peppers, Provolone Cheese, Sexy Butter on a petite house-baked Focaccia Roll.

Peanut Butter & Organic Strawberry Jelly on Whole Grain Bread.

Daily Tartine – A daily assortment of open faced sandwiches on hearty toasted bread.

Entrees 

King Salmon – Grilled to perfection.  From New Zealand and on the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s “Best Choice” List.

Roasted Turkey – All-natural and full of old fashioned flavor, roasted to perfection. No hormones or antibiotics used to raise these birds.

Stuffing – Packed full of buttery herbs, mushrooms, celery, and artisan breads. Our own roasted turkey stock insures great holiday flavor and a stuffing that is never dry.

Mashed Potatoes – Crazy rich and super delish. Not perfectly smooth, these potatoes are well seasoned and beggin’ for gravy.

Roasted Turkey Gravy – Slow roasted turkey, seasonal vegetables, herbs & spices make up this rich and delicious gravy. Wheat-Free.  $8.99  per pint, which will serve 4 to 6 people.

Cranberry Sauce – Fresh oranges, tangerines and cranberries simmered till thick and gently spiced with our own incredible cinnamon & nutmeg. $8.99  per pint, which will serve approximately 4-6 people.

Tandoori-ish Chicken  – Juicy chicken thighs marinated in our own Tandoori spices and then grilled to perfection

Photo: Tomato and Asparagus Tarts            

Tartettes – Puff pastry filled with herby Boursin Cheese and perfectly various wonderful things depending on the season and our mood:  Variations include ripe tomatoes, fresh asparagus, marinated artichoke hearts. 

Salads 

 

Sprouts & Stilton Salad – Brussels Sprout leaves, apples, golden raisins, toasted walnuts and fried shallots bathed in creamy walnut vinaigrette.

Salmon Pasta Salad – Grilled Salmon, Pasta, Spinach, Olives, Artichoke Hearts tossed in Garden Dressing.

Autumn Kale Salad – Fresh Kale, Butternut Squash, Cabbage, Celery, Green Onions, Cranberries with Greek Dressing and Toasted Pumpkin Seeds.

House Salad – Romaine Lettuce, Blue Cheese, Bacon, Cherry Tomatoes, house made Croutons, Chives, Lemon Zest, Sour Cream, Mayo, Cream, Salt, Pepper, Spices.

Greek Goddess – Chickpeas, Tomatoes, Cucumber, Red Onions, Olives, Feta Cheese, Parsley, Basil, Chives, Sherry Vinegar, Salt, Pepper, Herbs & Spices

House Made Sweets

Housemade Pies – packed with seasonal fruit and holiday spices or a super rich cream pie.  Call to find out what we have today!

Cookies – the selection changes but we usually bake 3 of these fresh every day:

  • Oatmeal Cherry Walnut Chocolate Chip Cookie
  • Chocolate Chip Cookie
  • Tropical Delight – white chocolate, apricot & walnut
  • Blueberry Coconut Cookie
  • Almond Joy – coconut, almonds and chocolate chips
  • Peanut Butter Cookie with Jelly Center
  • Roasted Pistachio Cookie dusted in powdered sugar                                                                                                                                                                  

 

Coconut Cake – Stacked high with coconut frosting and flaked coconut this is nostalgia at its best!

Grandmary’s Carrot Cake – This moist cake is packed with carrots, raisins & walnuts and frosted with cream cheese frosting.  We also offer a wheat free Carrot Cake for our gluten intolerant customers.

Old Fashioned Apple Cake  – This flavorful cake is packed with moist apples, raisins & walnuts and frosted with maple cream cheese frosting.

 

 

 

STOCK YOUR PANTRY

 

Every cook deserves to have the best ingredients at hand when inspiration strikes.  We are dedicated to providing you with quality products, both local and exotic.  From “antipasti” type specialty goodies to the fundamentals, like fresh made salad dressing, we have you covered.

Each day we pack an array of the

Fresh Packed

most incredible, flavorful ingredients for use in your kitchen. These items are a perfect way to enhance your favorite dishes and will make your appetizer, or “small bites,” course a breeze.  What you select determines what we’ll stock on our shelves.  Come in and taste our wares and then take something delicious home today.

  • Housemade Hummus
  • Curry Chicken Salad
  • Romesco Sauce
  • Muffaletta
  • Mediterranean Chickpeas
  • Marinated Gigundes Beans
  • Spanish Piquillo Peppers
  • Greek Dolmas
  • House Made Olives
  • Greek Gigundes Beans
  • Oven Roasted Tomatoes
  • Italian salt packed Anchovies
  • Cornichon Pickles
  • Local and imported Salumi
  • Spanish Chorizos
  • Assorted Cheeses
  • Roasted Garlic in herbs and spices

 

Off The Shelf

 

Many very good things come packaged in bottles, boxes and bags.  We source unique and high quality products to share with our customers.  You will find local preserves, olive oil, vinegars, chocolate, honey, coffee, tea, pasta, sauces and much more!

We proudly partner with these local companies:

  • Acme Coffee Roasting Company is the coffee we drip to order on demand.  We also sell beans from this small batch, coffee roaster based in Seaside.  Their motto? “Resist corporate coffee”
  • Swank Farms, Miyashita Nursery, Gizdich Ranch, Farmer Pat’s Labor of Love, and Earthbound Farm provide us with a wide of variety of organic fruits, vegetables and flowers for use in our kitchen.
  • Lula’s Chocolate, made right here in Monterey, makes traditional chocolate candy in small batches from the very best ingredients.  A perfect gift for a friend or yourself!
  • BelleVue Olive Oil is different every season but always amazing and made right in Carmel Valley by our talented friend, Malcolm Cleary.
  • Friend In Cheeses – amazing conserves, such as Chow Chow and Onion Jam, made especially to pair with cheese made in Santa Cruz.
  • Katz & C0, up in Napa, produces artisan olive oil, vinegar and honey that is both organic and outrageously delicious! Used by many top restaurants (like Chez Panisse) this product line has really knocked our socks off.
  • Delk Bees Honey are “honeypreneurs” in Santa Cruz who create a variety of uniquely flavored honey – Habanero Honey, Coffee Honey, Ginger Honey, Black Pepper Honey … you get the idea!
  • Serendipity Saucy Spreads handcrafts unique jams, jellies and spreads up in Santa Cruz. This daughter/mother team makes jams that are a celebration of the seasons.

 

Olive Oils & Vinegars


Come in and taste various olive oils, vinegars we offer.

We carry a wide variety of olive oil from Italy, Spain, Greece and California.  We can offer you a taste of each so that you can determine which type and style you prefer.

We also offer two “house” olive oils because we think every kitchen should have both a “lubricant” grade and a “condiment” quality oil for various uses.  Although both our house oils are high quality extra virgin olive oil, our lubricant oil is especially good for sautéing, roasting and frying.  And our condiment oil is recommended for dressing, dipping, drizzling.

We also feature premium quality house balsamic vinegar with a robust fruity flavor.

Spices

Buy your spice fresh, and in exactly the quantities you need, from our bulk spice bar.   Our selection changes but we usually offer:

  • Cumin
  • Tumeric
  • Sex-in-a-Pan Paella Spice blend
  • Bittersweet Paprika
  • Ancho Chili
  • Chile Morita
  • Smoked Serrano
  • Aleppo
  • Herbs de Provence
  • Oregano
  • Italian Blend
  • Tuscan blend
  • Pizza blend
  • Provencal blend
  • Tahitian vanilla sugar
  • Vietnamese cinnamon
  • Nutmeg (ground & whole)
  • Fleur de Sel
  • Smoked Salt
  • Sea salt
  • Grey Sea salt
  • Flake salt
  • Black Truffle salt
  • Caribbean salt
  • Tahitian Vanilla salt
  • Tellicherry pepper
  • Szechuan pepper
  • Parameswaran pepper
  • Four Pepper Blend
  • Cloves (Ground and Whole)
  • Whole Cardamom
  • Ground Cardamom
  • Ancient Chinese Secret
  • Ground Vanilla Bean
  • Hot Curry
  • Madras Curry
  • Bay Leaves

 

POP A CORK

 

We offer a variety of ready to drink, reasonably priced wine from local vineyards and beyond that you will be proud to pour.  We also showcase local micro brews and specialty beer imports that pair perfectly with food.