My friends and I celebrated Galentines Day a little early and treated ourselves to visiting the new restaurant in town at Friant Road and Fresno Street. Heirloom is a local farm-to-table restaurant that opened up for business on January 31st. They have a complete seasonal menu with different items like Buffalo Cauliflower, Falafel churros, and not to mention their hand-crafted cocktails/infusions - which I'm not ashamed to say the cocktails were my favorite part. If I wasn't out celebrating, I would have definitely got one of their Shaken Teas (the Cocoberry Chai to be exact)- as it has chai, coconut water, watsonville strawberry, and aloe in it. Yeah, yum.
But let's talk about what we did have to eat there. We literally sat there for a few minutes and couldn't decide as everything looked SO good. My friend Madison first asked for some kind of thousand layer potato that she heard was really good there. It wasn't available so I'm thinking it was like, a season seasonal item. Who knows. Get it if it’s there! She managed with ordering a garlic mozzarella flatbread, triple cooked fries, and a Tropic Thunder cocktail- which was described as white guava infused vodka, strawberry, and english cucumber. I actually liked this drink better than the one I ordered; maybe because it was a sweet drink. I had the Sage Heaven, which was still amazing; but a bit more milder and the sage in it was INCREDIBLE. It was strong, but didn't overrule the whiskey and the raspberry mixed together. So good. We also shared the Falafel churros - crunchy chickpea churro with tahini and lemon tzatiki.
My favorite app was the Popcorn cauliflower. They give you two choices of Cashew or Buffalo and of course I picked buffalo, what I found even better was that this brown rice tempura dish was gluten free! Overall my first experience at Heirloom did not disappoint. I really enjoyed the paying first and not waiting for a check at the end of the meal deal. From the modern openness of the space to the colorful artwork on the wall-I see this as a great spot to have a quick bite and still wanting to eat healthy and local. I can't wait to revisit this feel-good/eat-good spot for dinner. Cheers!