Written by Jeff Barber
There's now more hope for good beer in Roseville. The Chef's Table (www.chefdavidstable.com), located at 6843 Lonetree Blvd in Rocklin (right on the edge of Roseville) in the strip mall where Fitness 19 is located., opened last week. While created as a wine bar with small plate type food, it is owned and operated by David Hill, the former chef who provided the appetizer menu at Vino's. This is going to be a great place. As mentioned, food is served in small plates and currently covers a range of tastes such as scallops, calamari, spring rolls, and a charcuterie plate. Plans are for the menu to change as seasonal ingredients change. Wines are served by the taste, full glass, or bottle. And he has good beer! Currently on tap are Bear Republic Racer 5, Auburn Alehouse Scarlet Harlot, Deschutes Red Chair IPA, Anderson Valley Boont Amber, and Lost Coast Tangerine Wheat. The large refrigerator, still on the way to being fully stocked, is off to a good start with Russian River Pliny the Elder and Blind Pig IPA.
When I was there last Friday, I was able to enjoy a few beers with Sean, the original owner of Vino's, a good friend of David's, and current owner of Kona Café next door. Plans are starting to be talked about again for a pub crawl (Sean allways wanted to get one going), possibly pint nights, and other events.
It's been awhile since the closure of local favorite, Vino's, created a hole in the Roseville beer scene. The Chef's Table is off to a great start towards filling that hole. It will be great to know the Owl Club isn’t our only option for a small local "pub" with good beer. If you are looking for a place to have good beer while wine enthusisasts in your group enjoy good wine, uou have to check this place out!