This restaurant truly came through on all my expectations. This was a first visit, my birthday and I had heard great things so the pressure was on. I was not disappointed.
Our server, Tabitha was very intuitive and knew exactly when to approach and when to be discreet. She was excellent with the food descriptions and informing us where the foods originated.
To begin we sampled the cream poached gulf oysters and roasted butternut squash and gruyere baklava. I don't believe I have ever tasted such superbly prepared oysters and I spent my childhood eating them fresh from the Hawkesbury River in NSW Australia.
I loved the spin on baklava prepared as a savory appetite with just a kiss of sweetness from a local honey.
Growing up in Australia I'm a sucker for lamb so it looked like a sure thing for me but I also have a hard time passing up Ahi Tuna. My husband helped me out by ordering the Lamb. It was MY birthday!
Both dishes were very pleasing but the lamb was the winner in terms of culinary genius. The curry rub created such an excellent sear without overpowering the wonderful lamb taste.
Unfortunately we did not sample dessert due to a family surprise waiting at home but we did enjoy a cup of coffee before leavin and loved hearing that it was roasted at a Mennonite Community in Waco that we have visited a few times because we really enjoy eating and buying at this self sustaining community.
Truly loved the evening and the only reason I didn't give it a 5 for atmosphere was because the only reservation we could get was 5:30pm. First ones there - still daylight so book early to get a later reservation. The outdoor area for warmer weather looks very inviting too.
I can't wait to back for dessert. Profiteroles anyone?