I've been wanting to try this restaurant for quite a while at the recommendation of a good friend, and this board. Last night we finally had dinner there with 2 other couples and really enjoyed the whole experience.
Our waiter was wonderful and entertained us quite a bit. Apparently, Mick Jagger ate at the restaurant on Friday night so he was singing a bit, and answering a star-struck friend's questions about the visit. Eduardo must have been star-struck, too, b/c he kept the specials the same as the previous night in honor of Mick. :-)
We started dinner with some margaritas (made from fermented agave since they don't serve liquor) and a delicious Carneros Pinot Noir. For appetizers, a friend and I shared the stir-fried spinach with brie cheese, topped with salsa (interesting and delicious combination) and some crepes stuffed with black beans and corn, served with mushrooms, which was very good. The spinach was outstanding. My husband had a soup special (can't recall what was in it, other than spinach, but he enjoyed it) and our other friends enjoyed the Yellowfin Tuna Sashimi, which they said was outstanding.
For dinner, two of us had black bean and cheese ravioli. I loved the flavors but wished I had ordered something that wasn't so similar to the crepes. Still, they were very good. The friend who split the appetizers with me had the Yellowtail as a main, one had the gulf shrimp and my husband and another friend had the fish special. All of the mains were excellent.
We ordered a bottle of wine called Octagon at their recommendation for our second bottle. It was an interesting, smooth blend of Cab Frank and 2 other red varieties, and while we enjoyed it I wouldn't have it again.
Only two of us were game for dessert (I was full, but the cake looked so good!): I had a torte with a layer of walnuts, chocolate mousse and cappuccino mousse and a friend had the creme brulee. We both enjoyed our desserts.
Overall the meal was excellent, we loved the atmosphere (we were in a cozy area in the back, but in such a small place I'm sure all the seats are cozy) and the service was attentive and entertaining. We will definitely be going back!
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