SARATOGA -- Someone with apparently refined tastes broke into one of the South Bay's most acclaimed restaurants and took several bottles of wine worth thousands of dollars.
The burglar or burglars made off with an unknown number of expensive wines overnight Sunday from the Plumed Horse, a Michelin-starred restaurant. The Plumed Horse's owner discovered the missing bottles after arriving at work Monday morning and finding a broken window at his restaurant located on Big Basin Way, according to Sgt. Jose Cardoza of the sheriff's office.
The owner told investigators it will take a few weeks to go through his inventory and discover exactly what is missing. However, Cardoza said the owner reported the stolen wine is valued in the thousands of dollars.
Investigators have no suspect information or witnesses to the break-in, Cardoza said.
The restaurant's wine list is available on its website, and some of the more expensive bottles are listed anywhere from $1,000 to $3,000. One bottle, a Chateau Mouton Rothschild from 1988, is listed at $9,800.
The Plumed Horse also lists a bottle of 1990 Louis Roederer "Cristal" Millennium Edition at $42,865.
Anybody with information about the burglary can contact the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office investigations unit at 408-808-4500. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous can call the tip line at 408-808-4431.
Contact Mark Gomez at 408-920-5869. Follow him on Twitter @MarkMgomez.