Last night, I had dinner with a client at Sons & Daughters, a restaurant that hasn't received much notice here. Simply put: it was an impeccable dining experience.
The cuisine is inventive, both in terms of food combinations and presentation. The set menu spans the range from greens to fish to meat, but the staff is quite attentive to food restrictions and eager to make accomodations as needed. And we sat and ate and talked for several hours, with no pressure to make room for another seating.
From briney Monterey sea grapes, to Sacramento sturgeon with smoked green garlic, from buckwheat bread to bergamot curd with sweet woodruff meringue... It was brilliant.
I am not much of a steak eater, but the Akaushi beef was indescribably delicious.
I didn't do the wine pairing, but I bet it woulda been phenomenal. When I have the time, I will past some photos. But I just wanted to quickly put this resto on the list of destinations for an amazing dining experience.