The award-winning Erna’s Elderberry House in Oakhurst is now open for the spring/summer season, complete with a new bartender and bar menu.
The restaurant has long been a destination for San Joaquin Valley residents wanting to experience fine dining. But if you aren’t ready to drop $100 for dinner and you’re leaning more towards a casual atmosphere with pub-style bar bites, then you may want to try the Cellar Bar.
The intimate cocktail bar will be open every Friday and Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m. and will be staffed by mixologist Shane Marrone. Among his craft cocktails is the pomegranate blossom – a drink made with pomegranate juice, mandarin blossom vodka and pink Champagne in a martini glass; and a cucumber basil “eldertini.”
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Executive chef Jonathon Perkins and his staff have created a bar menu that includes a grilled gruyère cheese sandwich made with house-baked bread and served with tomato soup; Erna’s pub burger made with Brandt Farms organic beef filet on a brioche bun with gruyère cheese; and an artisan cheese plate.
Erna’s Elderberry House, the only central San Joaquin Valley restaurant with a four-star rating by Forbes and AAA of Northern California’s five-diamond award, is located at 48688 Victoria Lane in Oakhurst.