Crabcakes from Syrah

Crab cakes from Syrah

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A friend and I were recently lamenting how much we missed some of the old menu items at Syrah.

The crab cakes for one. And the duck breast with cherry sauce.

Be careful what you wish for, because Chef Josh Silvers of Three Squares Cafe is bringing back some of his Syrah classics with a new summer menu. Re-energized after three months of shoulder surgery recovery, the longtime Railroad Square toque has put a hearty pan-roasted chicken with fava beans and goat cheese on the new menu along with sautéed King salmon and mashed Yukons and his signature crab cakes.

Also on the dinner menu, grilled lamb sirloin with fried artichokes, rib eye steak, pork chops and portobello fries with truffle aioli. No word yet on the duck.

205 Fifth St., Santa Rosa, (707) 545-4300.