The waiter was one of the best I've ever had at any restaurant. He was responsive to our needs and very engaged with the entire group during our dinner. We had a group of approx. 20 people, so this is no small feat. I wish I could remember his name.
We had a three course set menu to choose from and everyone enjoyed the meal and the service. We started by having drinks in the bar, I had a vodka martini (extra dirty), and it was one of the best I've had. For appetizers we had platters of calamari, eggplant caponata bruschetta, and heirloom tomato salad with boccocini and basil. All were delicious with my favourite being the tomato salad followed close by the bruschetta. For someone who doesn't always enjoy eggplant I couldn't believe how good it was! I could have eaten those two appetizers and I would have left a happy diner. For my main I had chipolte brown sugar short ribs with glazed carrots, horseradish whipped mashed potatoes, and a braising liquid reduction sauce. The meat was tender and the dish had such a perfect balance of seasoning and flavours with the mild heat from the chipolte and horseradish contrasted against the sweetness of the carrots and brown sugar and the savory reduction sauce. I had creme brulee for my dessert which was not really to my taste. It was a bit too eggy and not sweet enough for me, but I prefer a really sweet dessert. I tried the chocolate volcano as well and it was so good with the hot centre and the cool ice cream. I should have gone with that! By the end of the dinner we were all stuffed and considering we drank about 20 bottles of wine we were mostly drunk too!
For breakfast the next morning I had sonoran huevos rancheros which were great but were eclipsed by the dinner the previous night. Still a perfect start to my hangover!