Isn't it just beautiful? The ceilings are just magnificent. It made me feel like I was in a cathedral. The murals painted on the walls are of scenes along the El Camino Real. A real treat. I give the ambiance an easy A.
My definition of a wonderful start to any meal: ABC - Au Bon Climat. One of, if not my favorite, Pinot Noir ever.
My starter was the Butternut Squash Soup with deep fried fennel rings. To die for! There was also a float of pistachio oil. Loved it.
Scott's Lobster Bisque. He had high hopes for deliciousness. Unfortunately he wasn't a fan of the heavy handed Brandy flavor.
My entree was the Pan Seared Scallops - Achiote Cream and Parmesan Risotto. Holy yum. I have been on a scallop kick from all the best places so now I am just Scallop Spoiled! These were amazing along side the risotto.
Scott's "True" Red Snapper from the waters of New Zealand. Mashed served underneath the a bed of thinly sliced cucumber. Let me tell you, the plate left the table squeaky clean.
This meal was just perfect.