Thursday, September 28, 2006

Yum, Yum, Yum

Vintage was great! For wine I enjoyed a great Louis Latour Chardonnay that was on special, and also, from their list, a glass of Houghton Semillon / Sauvignon Blanc, 2005 from NWestern Australia. This is their description- and I loved it!

Very intense and lifted nose. Powerful gooseberry and fresh grassy aromas. fresh, citrusy, and tangy, but with an elegant depth and length of flavor.

While the wine was great, the atmosphere, the food & the exceptional service were really the big surprises of the night. While their regular menu wasn't all that exciting- duck salad, cheese plate, burger, steak, calamari etc... their specials were right on. I ended up going with Grilled Waloo! I had never heard of it either- but it is a really light, flakey white fish with a buttery undertone. It was served with garlicky greens & jasmine rice- only $17! The other thing that caught my eye was the Petite Filet & mashed for $19! My partner in crime had a Pan Seared Tuna dish over a great seaweed salad. The atmosphere was lively, with very interesting music selections in the background- re-mixes of hip-hop done slightly swanky! They are head to toe decked out with wine decor including an insanely large chandelier made of wine bottles & a dividing wall made from wine corks. The bath rooms were quite refined in their decor with a man's shaving mirror affixed to the side of the mirror over the sink. (Yes, co-ed bathrooms, I did not take a wrong turn.) All in all- excellent. And request Heather- she was great!

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