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As our name Comforts implies, our goal is to evoke a sense of comfort through elevated homestyle meals. Being able to provide comfort food has been particularly rewarding and meaningful to us during these uncertain and challenging times.

As we navigate through these torrential waters, we have focused our efforts on family-style meals, easy grab-and-go salads, homemade desserts and breakfast pastries. We also are thrilled to reopen for our fabulous full-service weekend brunch (outdoor dining), featuring our famous stuffed, pecan-crusted French toastbacon fried rice, flavorful scrambles, salads, burgers and more! And, we are making it easier for you to get your Chinese chicken salad fix by opening a “Chinese chicken salad only express lane!”

As the bitter winter subsides, we can see signs of spring’s bounty popping up in the markets. Artichokes, asparagus, English peas, radishes and much more will grace our Easter and Passover menu. Check our website for more information as the holidays approach!

So, come visit us to get your daily dose of comforts, with satisfying breakfast, lunch and dinner options as well as homemade pastries and holiday favorites! We are so grateful to have such loyal and supportive customers who have allowed us to keep our doors open and continue to serve our community. We look forward to welcoming you soon!

Here in California, we are fortunate to have access to a number of wonderful farms and amazing produce. Below is a list of some of our local vendors whom we’ve worked with over the years.

SHAVED ASPARAGUS SALAD

4 servings

This is a wonderful and versatile salad, utilizing Spring’s most popular vegetable. We use it in its raw form, giving this salad great texture. Have fun with this salad by adding your favorite goat cheese or crumbled feta. You can also replace the pine nuts for toasted pecans, candied walnuts or even mini croutons.

Salad:

  • 12 large asparagus, with the tough ends snapped off, sliced very thinly on a bias
  • 2 large eggs, hard-boiled
  • 1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes, julienned
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted lightly in a dry sauté pan
  • 4 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled (optional)
  • 6 cups spring mix lettuce
  • Vinaigrette:
  • 5 tablespoons olive oil (mild)
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons champagne vinegar (or lemon juice)
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • ½ teaspoon each salt and fresh ground pepper

For the vinaigrette, place all ingredients in a small jar with a lid. Cover and shake vigorously until combined.

Put the sliced asparagus in a small bowl. Coat the asparagus with a little of the dressing and set aside. This will allow the asparagus to ‘marinate’ a little in the dressing while you prep the rest of the salad.

Place the greens in a large bowl and dress lightly with some of the dressing. Divide the lettuce among four plates. Top each plate equally with the nuts, sun dried tomatoes and bacon. Using a box grater with the largest size, grate the hard-boiled eggs equally over the salads.  

Top the salads with the marinated asparagus. Drizzle each plate with a touch more vinaigrette and serve.