A new restaurant in Silicon Valley promises fine dining with an upscale yet accessible vibe. Shepherd & Sims is now open in Los Gatos at 15970 Los Gatos Boulevard. It serves upscale fare Wednesday through Sunday afternoon and evening – with happy hour starting at 2 p.m. As Eater SF tells us, Shepherd & Sims is the creation of Jim and Angelique Stump who also own two other Silicon Valley notables. restaurants; Table in San JosÃ© and Forthright in Campbell. The names Shepherd and Sims are apparently the couple’s old last names, and the menu at the new restaurant is full of items they often enjoy together, like marinated fried green tomatoes.
âThe menu at this restaurant is truly an example of Angelique and I, how we like to eat and what we want. We want to enjoy life and we want people to enjoy life with us, âJim told Eater.
Their goal is to offer high-end menu items like pÃ¢tÃ© and caviar without the high-end atmosphere. âI don’t want this to be a restaurant for a special occasion, I want to have caviar on a Tuesday afternoon,â Jim adds.
The Stumps hired celebrity local chef Robert De La Mora to help create the menu. De La Flora is known for infusing the flavors of Mexico with fresh California ingredients, as it did with the bone-in pork chop from the âal pastorâ menu. But Shepherd & Sims’ menu also features favorites from around the world, like a Japanese Hasselback sweet potato, squid ink bigoli, or ratatouille.
The cuttlefish ink bigoli at Shepherd & Sims.
The Stumps also have the help of their children in this latest restoration venture. As Eater reports, the couple’s son is in charge of bar and cocktail operations at Shepherd & Sims. They serve popular and premium spirits as well as selected cocktails on tap and, of course, beer. Their daughter is the curator of the restaurant’s wine list which tries to showcase selections from lesser-known and trendy wine regions.
Shepherd & Sims landed in Los Gatos because the Stumps believe the concept fits in nicely with the many other local restaurants nearby. The decor inside the restaurant reflects the image of a French bistro with a neighborhood feel, but with nods to the rugged mountains of Santa Cruz nearby.
Shepherd & Sims is open Wednesday through Sunday. Happy hour starts at 2:00 p.m. and the dining room opens at 5:00 p.m.