What’s New in Marin This December: Cavallo Point’s New Restaurants and More

Plus, Perry’s Deli puts down new roots in San Rafael, Marche aux Fleurs reopens with new owners and a new name.

Cavallo Point: Sula, Sula Lounge and Farley

Cavallo Point Dining
Sula Lounge. Photo by Aubrie Pick

After a multi-year refresh of its dining concepts, Cavallo Point reopened three culinary concepts in October at the historic Sausalito hotel. Sula, the resort’s signature dining room, is helmed by Executive Chef Michael Garcia, where he blends Mediterranean flavors with Californian flair. The opening menu includes a not-to-be-missed Fuyu persimmon salad, beets with shiitake mushroom blini, porcini-crusted Wagyu filet, and gluten-free black sesame chocolate decadence cake developed with chef Monique Feybesse. The adjacent Sula Lounge boasts one of the resort’s eight fireplaces and plentiful couches from which to enjoy a glass of bubbles with Tsar Nicoulai caviar service, or small plates of grilled uni butter oysters and lobster profiteroles. Across the foyer, Farley continues its all-day meal service where sipping an Early Girl Old Fashioned in front of the fireplace before dinner on a fog-whipped day or savoring a breakfast of vanilla bean doughnuts or short rib hash with a cup of nitro cold brew and that incomparable Golden Gate Bridge view is oh-so-very Marin. 

602 Murray Circle, Sausalito; 415.339.4700

EAT & DRINK

Marché

Marche

Before they reopened the former Marche aux Fleurs in Ross as Marché in October, owners Darren and Alicia Banks ran SandBar restaurant on the Caribbean island of Anguilla for eight and a half years. Their Marin story, however, goes back to 1995, when Darren, who grew up in Marin, first met Alicia at a café in Larkspur while attending college. “We are excited to be back in Marin and work with family run farms, wine purveyors and local fisheries,” the Banks’ said. “We’d like to create an earth to table experience using seasonal ingredients.” If the opening menu is any indication (avocado toast with Urfa chile, shishito peppers with togarashi, house made gnocchi with shiitakes, and corn and duck confit with green lentils), it’s Californian all the way.

23 Ross Common, Ross; 415.925.9200

Perry’s Deli

Taking over a 100 year-old business is no small feat, but Kaity Galvez is up to the task, recently completing a remodel of the building — enclosing the patio and adding bi-fold doors for an indoor-outdoor feel — among other changes. “We are honored to take over a business with such history,” said Galvez, a San Rafael native and owner of 50+ year-old business, LJ’s Deli, in Terra Linda. Galvez’s connections to the business run deep — Bob Schilling, who purchased the business in 1958, went to San Rafael High with Galvez’s grandparents, Tom and Donna McGrath. “Bob’s children went to San Rafael High with my parents, and I went to San Rafael High with Bob’s grandchildren,” Galvez said. “You cannot get more San Rafael than that!” The story continues but for now, Galvez plans a menu of mainstays and seasonal sandwiches like Perry’s Ranch with chicken, bacon, Jack cheese, and ranch dressing and a Fig Apple Brie with caramelized onions. A brunch menu and happy hour with charcuterie boards is in the works for spring.

909 Lincoln Ave, San Rafael

Teaspoon

Teaspoon

A boba shop from Terra Linda native Jennifer Davis and her husband, Chris, began filling Marin’s need for sweet, tapioca-infused teas at Corte Madera Town Center in late August. The seventh location of the Bay Area-based brand highlights traditional boba culture and seasonal drinks like Matcha Royal or Guava Sunset alongside organic coffee drinks (I’m looking at you, Dirty Ube) and macarons.

132 Corte Madera Town Center; 415.758.7001

SHOP

Anthem Interiors

Anthem Interiors

Jewelry, clothing and accessories for men and women, furniture, lighting and bedding are just a few of the home goods at the newest store in Corte Madera Town Center from owners Janelle and Kirk Loevner, who also have storefronts in San Francisco, Menlo Park, Burlingame and Healdsburg. “Your home should be your sanctuary and it should be a direct reflection of your lifestyle,” said the Loevners. “We want to help make that possible for our customers.” 

425 Corte Madera Town Center, Corte Madera; 415.780.9600


Christina Mueller

Christina Mueller is a long-time Bay Area food writer. She hails from the East Coast and has spent way too much time in South America and Europe. She discovered her talent as a wordsmith in college and her love of all things epicurean in grad school. She has written for Condé Nast Contract PublishingSunset, and the Marin Independent Journal, among others. She volunteers with California State Parks and at her childrens’ schools, and supports the Marin Audubon SocietyPEN America, and Planned Parenthood. When she is not drinking wine by a fire, she is known to spend time with her extended family.