Just shared a meal with mom at Citizen Cake last night, sitting at the bar.
We split - Heirloom tomatoes, Chiogga beet and jerusalem artichoke lasagna, NY steak with truffled butter and green beans, cheese plate w/ 3 Spanish goat cheeses and fresh figs, + an olive oil cake with some really nice coffee.
It was a surprisingly good meal, particularly the beet lasagna which was indescribably tasty. I never would have order it on my own, but am certainly glad that those unusual flavors bumped into my palate.
The heirlooms were nice- but tomatoes are coming out of everyone's ears right now, so no great surprise there.
Steak was perfect... crustily seared outside, juicy and tender inside with a wonderful twist of rich earthiness from the truffled butter.
And the cheese plate was nice (but I give it up easy for most any decent plate of cheese, esp. if it comes with fresh figs).
The olive oil cake was forgettable, in my opinion (isn't this supposed to be a dessert place?)
Adelsheim chardonnay from Oregon and a Barbera from Alba guided us through the meal nicely.
All n' all, I was rather unexpectedly impressed with the menu and results of the kitchen. Being known for their desserts, I guess I wasn't expecting so much.
Took a chocolate mouse dessert home to the wife so she wouldn't feel left out and she did a few backflips over it.
A dessert place after all.
But, I can attest to their ability to set up that dessert with a rather tasty meal as well.