We made reservations via Open Table for our anniversary, and when we arrived, our table was ready and we were handed menus entitled "Happy Anniversary Mr. and Mrs. Fortino!" What a pleasant surprise! Our server was Keith and he was exceedingly helpful with the menu and the wine selection. I told Keith of my carb restrictions, so he good about thinking through the things I wanted to order to make sure there were no surprises!
My husband ordered the deviled eggs as his first course (with smoked salmon, roasted jalapeno cream, capers, and dill). I had the special appetizer: three mini (2") tacos filled with ceviche, avocado, and topped with slivers of radish! Of course, we shared these with each other. Delicious! We both wanted to lick the roasted jalapeno cream off my husband's plate, but we restrained ourselves.
I had the butter lettuce salad with Jalapeno Buttermilk Vinaigrette. Fresh greens (a bit difficult to eat because they were whole, but a knife comes in hand!). This was a deliciously simple salad. My husband went with "wretched excess" -- mixed baby farm lettuces with gorgonzola, spiced pecans, and a white balsamic vinaigrette. He pronounced it wonderful.
My husband had the seafood special: swordfish in some deeply rich sauce, with fingerling potatoes and braised greens. Too dark and heavy for my tastes, but he, as a beef eater, pronounced it terrific! I had the fresh catch of the day (Hake) with roasted cauliflower, caramalized Brussels sprouts, and Thai herb vinaigrette. The fish was excellent (crisp on the top and tender throughout) and the vegetables? Well, I could have eaten plates full of them, and slurped the vinaigrette that remained in the bottom of my bowl with a straw!
Keith recommended a couple of white wines at different price points. We ordered the more expensive of the two: Phifer Pavitt 'Date Night' Sauvignon blanc. Oh my goodness! I love a sauvignon blanc for its simplicity and straightforward taste: this had that simplicity PLUS a twist toward a sweet aftertaste. The wine filled your mouth and went so well with our meal.
We had decided against dessert, though my husband was wanting the Tres Leches Cake, when lo and behold! Keith appears with the Tres Leches Cake with a lit candle, and the words "Happy Aniversary" enscribed in chocolate on the plate.
What an evening! What a restaurant! What a server! This was an unforgettable evening.
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.