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The Starling Diner, A Fine Fod, Family Restaurant in Long Beach, Ca

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Starters

Baked-Every-Morning Basket of Scones served w/ house made lemon curd (limited availability) $5.95

Small Batch Granola (actually baked here in our ovens) w/ European style yogurt $6.95

Breakfast Polenta with fresh seasonal berries and cream $6.95

Breakfast Bruschetta: broiled baguette slices slathered with creamy mascarpone & topped with fresh seasonal berries. $5.95

Savories
Chicken Apple Sausage Scramble
Aidell’s gourmet sausage, caramelized onions, Monterey Jack cheese & Polenta potatoes w/ sliced baguette. $10.

The Classic
2 scrambled eggs, 2 slices of Applewood Bacon, Polenta potatoes & sliced baguette. 6.

Slow Roasted Pork Scramble

With Apple Brandy Sauce. $11.

Tofu Scramble
With sesame oil and soy sauce. $9.

Vegetarian Scramble

Balsamic greens, pesto and fresh Mozzarella. $8.

Healthy Start
Broiled Atlantic Salmon, Scrambled Eggs and Brown Rice $10

Daily Scrambles
all served with our signature Potato Polenta & Sliced Baguette

Smoked Wild Salmon and Caramelized Onion $10.

Applewood Smoked Bacon and Cheddar Scramble  $7.

Mushroom, Spinach and Monterey Jack Scramble   $8.

Goat Cheese and Mushroom Scramble $9.

Chicken, Cheddar and Roasted Scallions $8.

Sweet

Broiled San Francisco Stuffed Toast
Have you ever tried French toast stuffed with creamy Mascarpone and Crème Fraiche? We love it. It’s French Toast like you’ve never had it before. Not only is it beautiful to view but you’re stomach will click its heels with glee. We broil instead of frying it-which gives the flavor a deeper dimension. You have your choice of custom tailored toppings:
Fresh Seasonal Berries and Whipped Cream $9.

Caramelized Apples in Brandy Butter $8.

Peanut Butter, Triple Chocolate, Banana & Cherry Jam (Limited availability) $10.

Sides

(2) Slices of Applewood Bacon $3.

(1) Generous Link of Aidell’s Gourmet Chicken Apple Sausage $3.

Bowl of Potato Polenta $3.

Cup of Brown rice  $2.

(2) Scrambled Eggs  $3.

 

Salads

Smith Apple Salad
This salad is a perfect balance of flavors and textures. The apples strike a high note, luscious and crisp. They are accompanied by crunchy and sweet candied walnuts. The capper is chunks of Gorgonzola cheese. This medley comes together on a bed of baby greens and our house balsamic dressing. $10. add chicken + $2.

BLT Salad
Piles of Applewood Smoked bacon mixed with fresh and roasted tomatoes, baby greens and lively citrus aioli. Served with baguette toast points. $11.

Sonoma Salad
Herbed Goat Cheese toast points are perched atop baby greens. Ripe tomatoes join baby greens, slivered almonds and fresh blueberries to complete the party. This is a goat cheese lover’s salad. $11. add chicken + $2.

Kyoto Salad
Marinated Firm Tofu, Shaved Bonito Fish dressed with Ginger Dressing and topped with fresh tomatoes and baby greens. $10.

Sandwiches

Smoked Wild Salmon
Layers of thinly sliced salmon, fresh dill, avocado cream , baby greens and slivered red onions served on a fresh, crispy baguette. Comes with soup or salad. $11

Black Forest Ham and Swiss
Melted Swiss and slices of Black Forest Ham with whole grain mustard and roasted tomatoes. Served with soup or salad.   $9

Hand Carved Turkey Sandwich
Roast Turkey, herbed cream cheese, cranberry sauce and sliced red onions served on a fresh and crispy baguette. Comes w/ soup or house salad.  $10

Starling BL Roasted-T
Our version with roasted tomatoes served on a fresh baguette w/ soup or house salad.   $9

Dessert

Starling Mixed Berry Shortcake with real whipped cream 4.95

Dutch Apple Crisp with Crème Anglaies 4.95

Home-Made S’more 5.95

 

 

Bruegel Amber Ale – Named after the 16th century painter, Peter Bruegel, from today’s Netherlands (bottle artwork taken from his “Peasant’s Dance” painting.) This beer is soft, medium bodied, slightly bitter amber ale brewed with Dutch Barley and German Hops. (food pairings: Meats, Salads, Fish) $7.

Bavik Pilsner – Named best Belgian beer in the 2005 publication of the Belgian national non-profit consumer organization “Test-Aankoop.” Very light, fine white head and low carbonation. It’s an easy drinking beer and goes with most everything on a menu. $4.

Cherish Kriek Lambic – a well balanced fruity beer; the right balance of sour & sweet. Only a slight cherry aroma with a subtle cherry finish. Goes great with spicy dishes and, of course, desserts. $7.

Gulden Draak – a dark brown triple ale (triple fermentation). Full body, creamy head and balances a natural malt toffee-like sweetness with mellow hoppy accents. Also known as a Barley
Wine. This will go with many different salads, fruit dishes and chocolate.   $5.

Petrus Blond Ale – brewed with pure spring water. It is medium bodied, soft, malty and hoppy. $5.

St. Sebastian Golden Ale - a very special beer and big enough to share.   $11.

Fat Tire- You know it well. $4.

 

 

Here’s What We Recommend…
If you feel like:

Celebrating…

Bannister Pinot Noir 2003 (Russian River Valley) glass $9. / bottle $45.
Sadly, this wine will never be made again and we proud to be offering this wine. The Bannister family has closed up shop and now it is our duty to honor their legacy. So raise a glass. It’s light and soft with a tad of spice.

Hugel Gewurztraminer 2004 (Alsace, France) glass $9. / bottle $40.
Floral and fruity. Clean and dry. Soft and gentle.

Relaxing…

Georges Duboeuf Syrah Rose glass $5. / bottle $18.
A light, fruity Rose table wine. Very versatile with all our dishes.

Fat Bastard Chardonnay 2005 (France) glass $6. / bottle $22.
100% Chardonnay. Tastes of vanilla, hazelnut and toast.

Massaging Your Palate…

Cuvaison Chardonnay 2004 (Napa Valley) glass 9. / bottle 36.
A velvety Chardonnay with flavors of peach, spice and tropical fruit.

Pascal Jolivet Sancerre 2005 (France) glass 9. / bottle 41.
100% Sauvignon grapes at their best; grown in soils made of 50% limestone, 30% chalky clay and 20% flint. Light and dry with floral and citrus.

Tobin James Ballistic Zinfandel 2005 (Paso Robles) glass 9. / bottle 35.
A fantastic rich, full bodied, spicy Zin.

A Kiss on the Cheek…

RH Philips Toasted Head Viognier 2005 (California) glass 6. / bottle 26.
A floral, dry white - this wine compliments salads, spicy dishes, tomatoes, poultry and fish.

Ravenswood Old Vine Zinfandel 2004 (Sonoma County) glass 7. / bottle 30.
Medium to full bodied with scents of cinnamon. Soft, round, spicy and jammy with overtones of plums and blueberries.

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