Dear Friends and Supporters,

It is with sadness and heartfelt multi-layered emotion that we write here to inform you of the closure and sale of Alma de la Rosa last Friday. After 101/2 years in Old Pasadena and Napa Valley, fully embracing all things sustainable, organic and done “the hard, honest way”…it was time to say farewell.

We wish that we could have had a proper party and final “thank yous” to all of you…but circumstances dictated otherwise. Alternatively, we would love to embrace that notion in person at Bistro 45, anytime
you come in through the end of November 2017.
For all of you who have supported us so lovingly at Alma and a/k/a over the years — a complimentary glass of bubbly on arrival and a chocolate soup to share on us. You are the reason we do what we do. You are, and have always been the true sustainability for all of us here.

***And a most special statement of thanks to all of our Alma staff: Max, Avery, Jason, Sarah, Sergio, Benito, Alonso, Noelle, Lorena, Rachel, Siobhan and Max Simon — you made it all special and memorable.

And as for Chef James, he is now working side by side with Chef Charlie and all of the Bistro 45 kitchen crew to reach for an ever higher level…please watch for the a/k/a and Alma reprise roustabout feast in January 2018!!

In the meanwhile, please join us soon and often at Bistro 45 and let us fill your cups and satiate your senses!

Thank you, thank you for your continued
loyalty and support.

To you and yours, health and happiness
now and always.


 Caymus Craziness

at Bistro 45

Tuesday, October 24th, 2017

Bistro 45 will welcome the wondrous wines of Joey Wagner, (of Caymus’ Wagner family) and his new collection of crafted production from the best parts of the Napa, Sonoma and Willamette Valleys…Copper Cane. 

(Yes, this is the same Joey Wagner who last year successfully sold his Meiomi Pinot Noir brand and is now off and running again toward even greater heights with these new wines.

Elouan Rose, Willamette, OR 2016

Smoked Salmon “Tartare”

Cucumber, avocado and chive

Quilt Chardonnay, Napa, 2015

Santa Barbara Vermillion Cod

Heirloom cauliflower puree

and preserved lemon sauce

Elouan Pinot Noir, Willamette, OR 2015

Boen Pinot Noir, Russian River 2015

Braised Colorado Lamb Ragout

With spinach/carrot top spaghettini and herb pesto

Quilt Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa 2014

“Civet” of All Natural Beef Loin

…aged Balsamic, roasted shallots,

grilled broccolini and Parmesan

Also served with:

Beran Zinfandel, Sonoma 2015

Chocolate Cardamom Terrine

Pomegranate ice cream

6 Wines   5 Courses    $70 per person  6:30 PM

Only six tables remaining!