To the point; I've visited this restaurant immediately after it was remodeled and the food was appetizing though expensive for the times. As years have passed, I've noticed that the food has become richer and richer. It's still delicious, however this degree of richness no longer appeals to my palate. I would like to see a balance of a dollop of richness and freshness. However, I was pleasantly surprised by a fields green salad with blueberries, walnuts, and a slightly heavy balsamic vinaigrette dressing. My friends enjoyed the scallops, steaks, and other offerings. At the end, we all agreed that though the flavors were very good, the lipids used to deliver these flavors were excessive.
I was utterly disappointed when ordering wines by the glass. The selection of California and other wines was third rate and boring, although he price indicated otherwise. This list could be found in any decent drugstore. I could have ordered a bottle of Byron's Pinot Noir from Santa Maria and that would have been a fine balance to the meal or better yet, this wine could have been offered this as one of the "wines by the glass" and I would have been satisfied during this meal.
For desert we shared a creme brulee that was delicious. The flavors were subtle and teasing while inviting the partaker to discover new tastes with each morsel. I highly recommend this desert. Better yet, start with this one and move on to the Indian corn pudding. Its intriguing, but only once.
If I return, I'll make sure I scrape off any sauces placed on the food. I want to enjoy the natural flavors of the meat.
Unless I find another jewel in Ithaca to review, I'll be in Portland, ME in a few days. As my Norwegian friend used to say "yumpin yiminni!"
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