Almost creamy with superb texture and fine taste no diner interested in food should fail to have this dish. It came with lightly toasted brioche, little raisins with a touch of sweet sauce and tiny sprigs of attractive greens. incidentally the two breads they served, a sourdough and a slightly sweet corn bread could not have been better. We then had another remarkably good entrée, a carpachio of Wagyu (their spelling) tongue, ($17), with small pieces of mustard fruit.
These almost see through slices of tongue delivered a fine taste which was well balanced with the sweet mustard fruit. A warm spicy cauliflower side dish, ($15)
with pomegranite seeds and a little goats curd had enough chili for some bite without destroying our palate for the next dish, The whole grilled flounder, ($38), proved to be headless
but lacked in no other respect. Lightly cooked in a gentle slightly lemony sauce it had that specially succulent taste and texture of fish caught that morning. A special, not on the menu, pork belly with a nutty shredded cabbage salad, ($26)
left me deficient in adjectives for an adequate description. The pork was tender whilst the crackling was crunchy without threatening to send you for dental repairs. The salad a nice counterfoil, would have been acceptable as a side dish on its own merit. Finally a mandarin parfait with a rich chocolate and an almond cake was the nicest way of enjoying a few extra calories. Each element offered a distinct but not dominating variation in taste and texture. The chocolate was especially rich and creamy, the parfait cool and citrusy, the almond cake less sweet than marzipan.
There is a reasonable range of wines by the glass mostly ranging from about $9 to $17
This was a meal with a huge ‘wow’ factor. Each dish displayed a talent for balancing tastes and combining ingredients to producing varying textures in attractive presentations. It seemed that a meal like that deserved a much more appropriate environment than the crowded, noisy bare tables at which they are currently served. We were sorry to see most diners apparently so preoccupied with their conversations that they seemed to be eating with scant regard for what was on their plates. There are a lot of other interesting dishes on the menu so it's worth more than another visit.