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Hannah | Apr 21, 2003 05:39 PM

My SO and I went there on Friday night. We were down in Los Angeles from San Francisco. The hostess was very pleasant and had our table ready not long after we arrived. We sat upstairs on the covered patio in a corner table. I thought the upstairs was wonderful, I can see how the downstairs might get a little loud, but festive nonetheless.
We started with three cheeses:sottocenere veneto italy (a very creamy and mild cow's milk cheese), lat tur piedmont italy (one of my favorites-it's a hard cheese with flecks of black truffles), and a blue chesse called roaring forties from tazmania australia (this went very well with the dried figs on the plate). We than ordered the jamon serrano (about 6 slices presented on a marble slab). We ordered the endive, arugla, roasted pear and hazelnut salad that I felt went wonderful with the glass of Vouvray I ordered. My favorite dish was the polenta with roasted morel mushrooms, spring onions and a touch of cream (I think I could have a had a big bowl of that and been in heaven). Finally, we ordered (what apparently became too much food) the lamb skewers with a feta salsa verde and the flank steak with black olive aioli. Both were wonderful but unfortunately we were unable to finish. For wine I had a glass of the Flowers Pinot Noir and my SO a glass of Pinot Gris from Oregon. Overall I would say the food was very good at a good value and would recommend the restaurant to anyone I knew from the area or visiting.

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