On Sat. night, my wife and I were were invited to dinner by some good friends and fellow foodies, who suggested the Old Vine Cafe in Costa Mesa. In a year in which we ate very well, this was one of the best experiences we had. Its boasts a mid-priced tasting menu with wine pairings in an unpretentious atmosphere and a very knowledgable and friendly som. Its likely to become one of our regular haunts, and based on this one visit (which I hope was typical) can't recommend it enough.