We had dinner here this Sun, second night of their new menu change. Overal we had a very good meal. Service was fine except for the fact that the waitress forgot to ask us how we want our steak cooked and we recieved the wrong dessert. The new menu comes in two size, samle or savor. We got sample size for everything except for rib eye and scallops. Here is the run down of what we had.
We had a glass of their Riesling - Heinz Eifel ‘‘Spatlese‘‘ and at $10 a glass tasted like a $5 or $6 a glass wine. Next we were offered bread and it was a choice of onion, baguette and lemon something. Onion was OK and the bread was served cold and tasted a little stale.
Heirloom Eggplant Parmesan- I love eggplant parm and this was a light version with aerated parm and tomato jam. My husaband liked this more than me.
Farmhouse Salad- this is from the old menu and we really enjoyed it very much. lot's of great veggies and sun dried tomato pistou.
Roasted Tai Snapper- I got this because I love spot prawm and this dish was very bland and needed some seasoning. My husband felt the fish was a little over cooked. I am glad we got a sample size of this and the following fish, dish not the savor size.
Seared Alaskan Black Cod- I got this dish because I love uni and guess what, the kitchen forgot to put the uni on the top and I had to ask for it. Once again the fish was bland and needed some seasoning and the toasted rice consomme was very bland also. We enjoyed the Maita Ke mushrooms and uni of course.
White Corn Agnolotti- This was a great dish except the lobster was a little over cooked. We enjoyd the shaved summer truffle.
Diver Scallops - We loved this dish, their best selling from the old menu. The scallops were cooked perfectly and the pop corn sauce was wonderful. Two winner dish in a row after two bland fish dishes. There was hope!!
Stone Seared Foie Gras - We really enjoyed this dish and it came with a tasty espresso cake and cherry jam, not the pop rocks as their online menu mentions.
May Ranch Natural Ribeye- Before we were served the rib eye I told my husband oh no they never asked us how we wanted the steak cooked and he said well it probably be med rare. Wrong. I cut the steak in half and noticed it was med to med well. I don't know what our waitress wrote on the order and the fact that kitchen never bothered to find out how their second most expensive item on the menu was suppose to be cooked. I looked around for a few minutes until I finally saw our food runner and told him about the problem. After a few minutes were were presented with two small piece of steak. One was cooked med and to me it didn't taste like rib eye and the other piece was cooked proper med rare and it was wonderful. Something was fishy here.
Finally dessert. After talking to out waitress and asking about her favorites we setteled on fried cookie dough sundae. We were brought the white chocolate penna cotta and I told the server that was the wrong dessert. Two mistakes in a row. A minute later he brought thr right dessert and said he liked this one better. The cookeie dough was a fried ball filled with choclate and the ice creams were hard disks of strawberry and peanut butter with the help of liquid nitrogen. It was fine, but hard to cut into the disks with spoon. We also got a bowl of lemon sorbet with a candle on it and that was nice.
Overal we had alovely dinner except for the two bland fish dishes and the mix up with steak and dessert. Also I was surprise there was no amuse. We are going to check Blanca next. I was surprsied to see that they have a GC deal on Restaurant.com and that kind of made me to choose Kitchen 1540 over Blanca.