SANTA CRUZ — Last Saturday, Dec. 29, executive chef/owner Jeffrey Wall opened new restaurant Alderwood at the former site of Erik’s Deli (155 Walnut). Wall, who moved to the area in February, was most recently at Denver’s Hearth & Dram. . .
The Season’s Best Santa Cruz Alderwood may be making a name for itself with a buzzy oyster bar and must try steaks, but it’s an altogether different dish that is emerging as the establishment’s flagship plate.
A new burst of cocktail creativity is about to emerge on the Santa Cruz dining scene. The highly-anticipated Alderwood steakhouse and oyster bar has hired Miles Macquarrie to curate a cocktail program that complements the cusine of exec chef Jeffrey Wall . . .
Infrastructure design at Alderwood—an upcoming outpost of “oysters, cocktails, and steaks”—is already well underway at 155 Walnut St. (former location of Erik’s Deli) in downtown Santa Cruz. At the helm as partner and chef is Jeffrey Wall who brings a resumé with him that includes Atlanta’s Kimball House and Denver’s Hearth & Dram. Three seating areas, including a bar and chef’s counter will showcase Wall’s fresh food stylings built upon a French culinary background spun forward into a fresh California setting . . .
Jeffrey Wall is opening steakhouse Alderwood in downtown Santa Cruz this fall. The menu will feature French influences, and Wall says the venue will be a “coastal steakhouse and oyster bar.” Wall, who will also serve as executive chef, was most recently at Denver’s Hearth & Dram where he acted as executive (and opening) chef. His other experience includes Atlanta-based Kimball House, Empire State South, La Fourchette and Tartufo Pizzeria. He moved to the Santa Cruz area in February, and aims to open the restaurant in October . . .
A sophisticated new fine dining restaurant called Alderwoodis set to open in downtown Santa Cruz this fall. It is the creation of executive chef Jeffrey Wall—who was the opening chef at Atlanta’s top-rated Kimball House and Denver’s trendy Hearth & Dram. . .