The Watershed at the Owl opened late last year, after a lengthy renovation of the historic restaurant and bar in downtown Grass Valley. The Farm to Fork movement meets restaurant dinning experience. Using as much local food as possible, co-founders Nate Overstreet, Ashly Amador and Ian Moll are passionate about the slow food movement, serving local sustainable grass fed, grass finished beef and the entire dining experience. With the change of seasons will bring more variety in local farms, but so far Watershed has been able to support local farms include: AM Ranch, Crest Point Farms, Family Friendly Farms, James Ranch, Mountain Bounty Farm, Son of Something Farm and Riverhill Farm.
“We do whole animal in house butchery and charcuterie. The menu changes based on season, what looks good and what cuts are available as we work through the animals,” explained Ian.
The Parker House rolls are a must, but the constantly changing menu may include: Pan Fried Halibut, Chicory Caesar Salad, Fried Sunchokes, Lardo Burger or Oysters. Open for dinner 6 days a week, bar opening at 4pm, full dinner service available Wednesday- Sunday, with Tuesday featuring the Bar menu only. Have you been? What’s your favorite recommendation? Post a comment and one lucky InnSide Nevada City blog reader will have a chance to win a $25 gift certificate, winner will be announced Monday, March 10th. **Edited to say the winner is Lora Robb.
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