We learned of this small restaurant (10 tables), located in a strip mall, through a review in The Desert Sun. It received high praise and we were not disappointed. They have an early seating and a late seating to allow a time for recuperation and replenishment between groups of diners. We arrived for the early seating with only a few diners present which grew within minutes to a vibrant crowd (but not noisy). We were warmly greeted by a waiter and received arguably the best table, a corner table. All staff members were extremely personable including the unusual touch of the amuse-bouches being personally served by the chef. We ordered crab cakes to start accompanied by a fine zinfandel (Boneshaker). Our entrees consisted of scallops and an apple cider marinated pork chop. The crab cakes were second to none and the scallops were even better! There was nothing particularly exciting about the pork chop other than it was done to perfection and included an accompaniment of parsnips. What really sets Dish apart is that throughout our dining experience we received complimentary amuse-bouches (five in all) which made the whole experience unforgettable. The first was a donut consisting of goat cheese and herbs (not sweet), others included a pressed watermelon/tomato combination and mini meat balls. The best was the three (mild) pepper layered parfait. Unbelievable! Go there just for this. Our dessert was a chocolate layered brownie which was also very good. The only issue that could be troubling to some is that when the A/C came on it became very cool before cycling off (the owner may need to work with the building manager on this). If you go, make a reservation a few days out and enjoy one of your finer dining experiences. Our standard of comparison for our experience is restaurants throughout the USA from Sonoma County to Berkeley, LA, Kansas City and Washington, DC. The web site needs a more prominent display of their telephone number and possibly an on-line reservation link.
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