Danville: Crow Canyon Country Club restaurant red-tagged by health department

County health inspectors report finding cockroach infestation

The Vintage restaurant at Crow Canyon Country Club in Danville was closed by Contra Costa County Health Services on Tuesday after health inspectors on an unannounced visit discovered a cockroach infestation, according to a red-tag notice posted on the restaurant's door.

A reopening date has yet to be determined. The club's general manager, Brian Amador, acknowledged the violation finding and corrective actions his staff has been taking in a letter to members that was also posted onsite.

“While we believe that our swift response did successfully eradicate any issues, we have decided to remain closed to reorganize the kitchen, conduct some facility repairs and retrain the team,” Amador wrote, in part. “Once completed, we will re-open the Vintage with confidence and will be sure to communicate with you.”

Amador added that while The Vintage is closed, a limited menu will be provided to members in the upstairs banquet space.

County environmental health representative Joe Doser told that The Vintage’s reopening schedule is entirely dependant on how quickly club management can clean up the infestation and request health inspectors come back to give them a clean bill.

“Usually for an infestation, sometimes they can get reopened in a day or two, (and) in a really extreme case -- which I don’t think this is -- it can take a couple of weeks to get the problem rectified. It sounds like they are going to jump on the problem right away to try and get it rectified,” Doser said.

Doser added that there were a couple of other infractions listed against The Vintage, such as a slight mold buildup in one of the ice bins and some cleaning issues in one of the sinks, however these issues were classified as minor and would not result in a failed inspection.

Events scheduled to be held at the club are so far set to be held as planned, including the San Ramon Chamber of Commerce’s Wine and Dine 2019 event, which is scheduled to be held in the banquet space on Thursday.

“Well we've been in communication with the country club obviously and according to the action that they have taken, they should have the situation taken care of by tomorrow,” Stewart Bambino, president and CEO of the San Ramon Chamber of Commerce, told “And it looks like the issue was downstairs and our event is upstairs.”

Residents interested in reading past inspection reports on Crow Canyon Country Club, or the reports on other restaurant and pool facilities throughout the county, can read full inspections online at the Contra Costa County Health Services website -- however the results of Tuesday’s failed inspection have not yet been posted on the county website.

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Posted by Got Mold ?
a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Oct 17, 2019 at 9:57 am

I love mold, it makes me sick!

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Posted by Spudly
a resident of Laguna Oaks
on Oct 17, 2019 at 10:07 am

Tax dollars at work. I know roaches are abundant and a strong species but at least these inspections might keep them out of my salad, etc.

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Posted by resident
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 21, 2019 at 6:50 am

You never know how clean a restaurant kitchen is. It can be a McDonald's, it can be a 5 star restaurant.

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