Six went out to Centrella in Half Moon Bay last night. Three of us are in a wine tasting group and we agreed to bring a bottle from each of our cellars. The wine was an 88 Kistler Reserve, a 96 Isole and Elena cab that won a tasting a few years ago, and a 77 Cab from a tiny house near Rome that had kept its body for 25 years.
The food was excellent and we had quite a range of choices from the stuffed calamari which was excellent, broiled in a tomato sauce with a dolup of cream on top. The octopus and beet salads were also excellent. The main courses were coppino that was full of wonderful shellfish in a superb tomato broth, lamb shank which was comfort food but not spectacular, pumpkin ravioli, and bronzino - a grilled whole fish like sea bass that got a fine review.
We did not do desserts because of how much food and wine we consumed. All in all fabulous wine and excellent food. Wine list looked more than respectable to three experienced hands. Corkage a respectable $15.