Restaurants & Bars San Francisco Bay Area Healdsburg


roxie | | Aug 15, 2006 04:49 PM

Well, we took the plunge and celebrated our 20th anniversary at Cyrus Sunday evening. Complaints are minor and have more to do with the seating. We had made our reservations over a month ago and had specified this was an anniversary. After waiting 10 minutes for our table we were seated next to the service buffet. We declined and to the hostess' credit she came back 10 minutes later and seated us in a quiet dining area off the main room which was lovely. My personal gripe is places like this should not have tables next to the service buffet or if they do, save it for walk-ins who will be thrilled to get a table. Nuf said on that.

The service is wonderful, attentive without being overbearing. We chose the three course option($58). Here are some of the highlights: the Thai lobster salad was so fresh and flavorful it sparkled.
The red wine risotto with parmesan broth was simply one of the best things I have eaten in my lifetime.The panzotti way underwhelmed us both. Both of us had the beef striploin($20) supplement which was delicious. Next time I might opt for the rack of lamb. We shared the butter cream gelato,blueberry granita and corn fritters. FABULOUS. You can spend a great deal on wine here but we split a 375 ml great Chateauneuf de Pape($42) and it was plenty. One of us had a 2.5 oz and one of us had a 5oz pour of Laurent Perrier Rose Champagne to start. Frankly there seemed really to be little difference in the pours so I'd say go with the 2.5 oz pour. There was a lovely tray of tiny sweets brought to our table with coffee(we alwys have it after dessert) complete with a candle(nice touch).

This is a discovery menu and one can choose your courses in any way you seem fit. They do ask permission to sequence your dishes as the chef would suggest the tastes unfold.I'd trust them on this one.

I'd go again in a heartbeat!

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