Graton Resort & Casino, today announced the debut of Bistro 101, a new restaurant with a wine country inspired menu by Chef John Trunk. Bistro 101 will feature elevated American casual cuisine and is set to open on Tuesday, January 23rd.
Bistro 101 is a great addition to our diverse family of restaurants,
said Mario Maesano, chief marketing officer of Graton Resort & Casino.
Chef John Trunk has long been recognized as one of the top chefs in Sonoma County, and together with our vice president of food and beverage William Becker, the team has come up with a menu sure to please all our guests in a beautiful and comfortable atmosphere. Were excited to showcase their culinary vision.
The concept and theme of Bistro 101 is described by Chef Trunk as locally sourced, well prepared comfort foods served in a welcoming space that will become a destination for social interaction, music and live entertainment. The restaurant will open to guests on January 23rd and the themed cocktail areas will debut in Spring 2024. Local suppliers to Bistro 101 include Sebastopol Microgreens, Marys Chicken (Santa Rosa), and Parliament Brewery (Rohnert Park).
Bistro 101s menu will focus on American Brasserie meets Wine Country casual fare, and the menu is available online. American Brasserie is a nod to the French association with the word Bistro and the Americana interpretation of that style of food. Wine Country Casual is an acknowledgment of Bistro 101s approachable nature, location, and enhanced food and service standards. Bistro 101 will be open every day from 7:00 AM – 12:00AM featuring both breakfast and lunch/dinner menus.
Sample menu items available at Bistro 101
- Sonoma County Coast Creamy Clam Chowder
- Griddled Bao Buns with San Giacamo Prosciutto.
- A dirty fries assortment
- Wagyu Short Rib Melt sandwich.
- Bistro Burger Bar including double smash and vegan black bean burgers.
- Craft cocktails/craft beers/local wines.
About Chef John Trunk
Trunk is a second-generation chef originally from Poughkeepsie, NY. He graduated with honors from The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY in 2002. After graduating, he worked in New York City as a sous chef, private chef and caterer. Trunk moved to Sonoma County in 2007, where he was the opening sous chef of The West County Grill in Sebastopol, headed up by Chef Jonathan Waxman. He then worked as a restaurant chef for Chef Cindy Pawlcyn in Napa Valley for five years and was also the chef of the Pullman Kitchen in Santa Rosa, before joining the Graton food & beverage team in 2019.
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About Graton Resort & Casino
Located in Sonoma County, Graton Resort & Casino has a commanding presence among the rolling hills of Northern California's wine country. Owned and operated by the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria, Graton Resort & Casino features table games, the latest slot machines, upscale and casual dining, plus entertainment options for visitors and locals alike. For more information, please visit www.gratonresortcasino.com.
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