My husband and I ate here while we were in South Lake Tahoe for our honeymoon. It was recommended to us by Paul Bush, the winemaker from Madrona Winery. We called two days before and got reservations without a problem. We wanted to bring a bottle of the great Zin we had purchased from Madrona to share, so we called and asked what the corkage fee would be. We were surprised to find that it was a measly $15! Most fine dining restaurants we take our own wine to are upwards of $25-$30, easily. We arrived a few minutes early, but were promptly seated. Our waiter informed us that they were doing some "training" with their new staff that evening, but we honestly didn't notice any hiccups! The garlic bread arrived hot and was simply delicious, especially when I dipped it in the marinara that came with our fried calamari! My husband ordered the veal and I had the capellini al sciampino (sp?) which was essentially a seafood capellini with a delicious white wine sauce! Unfortunately, I had stuffed myself on bread and calamari, and only made my way through about a quarter of my main dish, but it was fantastic! My husband was in heaven with his veal, he gave me a bite, and it was rich, melt-in-your-mouth flavorful goodness! For dessert we shared the white chocolate ice cream, which was the best ice cream I have ever tasted. It registered somewhere between gelato and custard on the creaminess scale! At the end of our meal, we were informed that they had waived the corkage fee for us, which was an extra nice treat. All in all, a wonderful experience, but be sure to make reservations early, as we heard it gets booked solid in the summer months!
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