I know. Just what we need. Another Taylor's report. But it hit the mark yesterday after having descended into Burbank after a three day business trip to Northern California that left us delirious after trying Nicole Krasinski's (the new pastry chef at Rubicon in S.F.) warm plum tart with olive oil ice cream, blueberry meringue and basil coulis. I've never been one for the herbal dessert thing but this was amazing.
So, returning to the other Valley, we made our way to La Canada, took our time at the bar (they were packed) and sat down to a very affordable and satisfying meal. It's not Ruth's Chris or Mastro's but for the money, the NY at $26.95 with all of the trimmings was damn satisfying. Fresh crisp salad and homemade thousand island, warm rolls, crusty baked potato and a $7.50 corkage for a 2002 St. Olof Barbera from Lake County. $78 for two for everything.
(Speaking of great desserts. Did I mention the banana cream pie at Pie 'n Burger afterwards?)