I really wanted to give this restaurant 5 stars but there were a few things that frankly were small but just were not quite there.
Pros: Had fried rice balls with peas and various other seasonings and these were absolutely exceptional. Also had the pasta with chicken and truffle oil and it was beyond fantastic.
Cons: The presentation of the caprese salad was great but it had several issues. Firstly the tomatoes were in big chunks with the center one being almost whole and were not quite ripe and the fresh basil was hidden at the bottom of the plate. This meant you had to basically manually turn your salad over and reslice your tomatoes to make it as it should be.
The lamb loin main was so thin that it should not have been sliced so thin for presentation but the flavor was great.
Our server was fantastic and was impressed the chef came out to check on our meal. This is a very good restaurant and I would definitely go back. If I could have gone 41/2 star I would have but just wasn't quite there for a 5.
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