Dublin’s Berevino Cucina & Wine Bar specializes in old-world Italian cuisine
and an extensive wine list; it’s a great place to have a romantic dinner
for two or to sip reds with a big group of friends.
In Danville, Revel Kitchen & Bar has been a smash with city sophisticates.
The upscale tavern offers bar bites and small plates, as well as heartier entrees
until 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights. Also in Danville, Albatross serves
meticulously crafted global cuisine dreamed up by Executive Chef Brian
Bowen. The food is complemented by the curated wine list and chic setting.
Chef Matt Greco elevates the affordable everyday meal at Salt Craft in
Pleasanton. The restaurant’s plentiful a la carte options include whole-grain
pastas, and sandwiches with house-made bread and house-cured meats.
Sabio on Main, with its delicious small plates and large bar, has become
a go-to spot in Pleasanton. The global tapas menu is packed with delights,
best when shared. For special occasions, the chef’s menu and wine pairing,
served in the Castile Room, make for an unforgettable experience.
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Range Life occupies a restored 1800s carriage house
in Livermore and mixes urban and rustic in both food
and atmosphere. The seasonally changing menu draws
influences from diverse cuisines, and playful craft
cocktails are an excellent way to round off an evening
on the town.
N I C O L E F R A N Z E N
There’s nothing like a dumpling—
which can be found in countless
shapes, sizes and styles—to satisfy
one’s craving for comfort food with
an international twist. And the
Tri-Valley offers numerous delicious
versions of this fan favorite.
Start your journey at Pacific
Pearl, which opened in 2018 on
Pleasanton’s Stoneridge Drive. King
Wah Restaurant & International
Food Court features a variety of
dumplings on its dim sum menu,
including a spinach trio. Dalian Club
House also provides an intimate
experience for savoring fresh, boiled
dumplings, while Fiery Shanghai
serves up memorable Shanghai style
and chili oil flavors. A few miles
away, Shanghai Dumpling House’s
list of choices includes generous
helpings of vegetables and fish,
steamed lamb dumplings and more—
perfect for a lunch to share.
In Dublin, Mayflower Restaurant
offers a considerable dim sum menu,
and the pan-fried and steamed
dumpling options—including scallops,
shrimps and even sea bass—are
must-haves. Koi Palace at Ulferts
Center was Dublin’s original dim
sum restaurant and serves a variety
of dumpling types from northern
China, including those with spinach,
squid ink, beet and turmeric
skins. 88 BaoBao shifted focus to
noodles and steamed dumplings in
2018, and offers fried leek, pork and
shrimp dumplings, as well as fried
chicken and fried vegetable options.
Finish your dumpling adventure
at Uncle Yu’s at the Vineyard in
Livermore, and enjoy the steamed
dim sum tray featuring dumplings
as diverse as har gau, shumai,
pea sprout and pumpkin (with sea
scallops and wild shrimp).