As promised, here is my review of this wonderful new find (thanks Jan!)
I have been mourning the loss of my favorite Gilmore's (R.I.P.) but for all sad things a good thing comes along and takes its place -- that place for me is Maize. It even is on a quaint small town street similar to that of Gilmore's though it is not upscale in interior design.
Our group totally flipped for it and we are one fussy bunch of foodies.
The minuses first: At least a 45 minute travel for us.
The noise level when filled is deafening, and shouting is the only route to go. No wonder that wait person (Bob is his name) shouts with all his enthusiasm -- he doesn't want to repeat the specials because you didn't hear him the first time. (ha!)
Actually, he was the ONLY wait person in the entire place FOR ALL TABLES! That's pretty daunting and he obviously loves his work.
The time factor for some may be a big turn off -- we arrived at 6:30 and departed 9:30, but we didn't mind the long wait one iota. We got to schmooze with our close friends, drink wine and spend more quality time together is all.
Now the good stuff:
I really don't want to start detailing what everyone had but suffice to say EVERYTHING was superb and creatively designed. That chef is talented and really has a sophisticated palate.
My fluke was the best dish I ever had.
Don't be turned off by the olive oil ice cream -- it is deadly good -- I kid you not.
We all agreed that for $120 a couple, we intend to go back again... and again ... and ...
One more time: Thanks Jan!!