Blue Plate Special

Blue Plate Dinners

Find out why hundreds of people stop by for Gayle’s Blue Plate each night.  They’re the perfect quick dinner and, for many, enough for two people!  Check out our weekly/monthly menu online or Sundays in the Santa Cruz Sentinel.  They’re made fresh every afternoon and ready for pickup cold at 2pm, hot at 4pm.

A Santa Cruz County Dinner to Remember

If you’re looking for an exquisite special meal from one of the best restaurants in Capitola, you owe it to yourself to enjoy one of Gayle’s Blue Plate specials.

Click here for our December 2017 Blue Plate Menu

Week of December 10th to 16th

Sunday, 12/10
Chicken Marsala with crimini & porcini mushroom sauce, Parmesan Risotto and Peas & Baby Spinach with crispy shallots.

Monday, 12/11
Slow-Braised Lamb Shanks with red wine, tomato & spices, Dolmas Rice Pilaf with grape leaves, dill & currants and Greek Country Salad with lemon dressing.

Tuesday, 12/12
Red Wine Braised Beef Brisket, Zucchini & Potato Latke, Honey Glazed Carrots and Butter Lettuce & Baby Spinach Salad with poppy seed vinaigrette.

Wednesday, 12/13
Amalfi Chicken braised in lemon & herbs, Cheesy Baked Polenta and Arugula Salad with blue cheese dressing.

Thursday, 12/14
Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf, Parmesan Smashed Potatoes and Tarragon Green Beans.

Friday, 12/15
Teriyaki Skirt Steak, Sticky Rice with edamame & shiitake and Black Sesame Broccoli.

Saturday, 12/16
Mediterranean Salmon with olives, capers & cherry tomatoes, Saffron Mashed Potatoes and Garlic Sautéed Spinach.


Week of December 17th to 23rd

Sunday, 12/17
Italian Pot Roast with red wine gravy, Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Green Beans with pancetta.

Monday, 12/18
Roast Pork with apricot & sourdough stuffing, Sweet Potato & Swiss Chard Gratin and Arugula Salad with shallot vinaigrette.

Tuesday, 12/19
Chicken Piccata with lemon & capers, Pasta Formaggio with sage & prosciutto and Caesar Salad with Gayle's garlic croutons.

Wednesday, 12/20
Grilled Skirt Steak with red wine sautéed mushrooms, Artichoke & Fingerling Potato "Hash" and Hearts of Romaine with blue cheese dressing.

Thursday, 12/21
Hot Club Jazz!
Beef Bourguignon, Mashed Potatoes whipped with creme fraiche and Broccolini with preserved lemon.

Friday, 12/22
Prawn Scampi with garlic & white wine Linguine, Sara's Baby Greens Salad with avocado, walnuts & applees and Crusty Late Bake Baguette.

Saturday, 12/23
Sorry, no Blue Plate Dinner Tonight.
The Kitchen Elves are busy.
Stop by to pick up a tasty dinner from our Grab & Go Case.

Week of December 24th to 30th

Sunday, 12/24
Christmas Eve
Sorry, No Blue Plate Dinner Tonight.
Open 6:30 am to 4:00 pm
Monday, 12/25
Merry Christmas!
Closed for the Holiday.
Tuesday, 12/26
Southwest Skirt Steak with salsa fresca & crispy onions, Roasted Poblano Bread Pudding and Chopped Salad with avocado & jicama.

Wednesday, 12/27
Pork Tenderloin with mustard tarragon cream sauce, Butternut Squash & Radicchio Pappardelle Pasta and Mixed Baby Lettuces with fennel & parmesan crisps.

Thursday, 12/28
Swedish Meatballs with a rich, creamy sauce & lingonberry jam, Creamy Mashed Potatoes and Baby Spinach Salad with poppy seed dressing.

Friday, 12/29
Walnut Crusted Chicken Breast, Roasted Butternut Squash Polenta and Broccolini with preserved lemon.

Saturday, 12/30
Grilled Salmon with artichoke piccata sauce, Zucchini & Rice Gratin and Green Goddess Salad.


Week of December 31st to...

Sunday, 12/31
New Year's Eve
Bacon Wrapped Filet Mignon with gorgonzola butter, Herb Roasted Fingerling Potatoes and Mascarpone Creamed Spinach.


Click here for our December 2017 Blue Plate Menu