We cancelled our reservation here last year but got rave reviews from a friend we suggested go there and am glad we got there this year. An Italian inspired cuisine but with a California twist they are well deserved of their Michelin one star rating for the second year. We went on a Sat. when they offer a pasta tasting menu with wine pairings optional.
Everyone on weekends starts their meal with hot buttermilk biscuits and a homemade spread. They were delicious and set the tone for a great meal to come. The first 2 selections were better than the last but all were very good. The squid ink pasta had a touch of spice and a pasta shape that was magnetic for the sauce. Something crunchy on top made a nice contrast with the chewy cuttlefish. This plate cleaner was followed by an even more delightful mushroom pasta. The mushrooms had that wild strong taste I love and the greens added to the perfect texture. I would have licked this one dry if I could have! While the liver and shallot pasta was good it would have been hard to match the intensity of the first 2 but the three made a nice amount of food and great contrasts in taste to provide an intensely satisfying meal. So what better than to add a dessert – their tiramisu was tremendous! I can see going back to this place again to try a whole dinner event.