dr4Howard Graham, Bruce Schmidt and Luka Dvornik have combined their passion for distinctive food and wine to create a casually sophisticated restaurant that merges tradition and innovation. Bruce and Luka have distinguished themselves in South Bay dining at eminent eateries such as Café Marcella, Café Adriatic, the Fairmont Hotel and The Plumed Horse. Howard will soon release his own vintage pinot noir under the August West label.


An ideal spot for after-work socializing” according to Explore magazine. Lavanda’s granite bar, bamboo flooring, and dark hardwood furnishings create a warm and inviting open space for lingering over wine, lunch, dinner and private parties.


Executive Chef Clyde Griesbach honors the sanctity of fresh ingredients. He begins with traditional regional recipes and introduces subtle innovations, paying special attention to what tastes best at a particular time of the year. Griesbach previously held the position of Executive Chef at Café Azur in Santa Cruz and also at Paolo’s in San Jose.