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“Taste is a Treat!!!”
Review of Taste

Ranked #1 of 13 Restaurants in Plymouth
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Mineral
Description: Taste is dedicated to providing our guests with the highest quality service, food, beverage and ambiance. We strive to be innovative, leaders in our field and to make a difference in our community. Taste was the first restaurant in the Sacramento region to be invited to cook at the prestigious James Beard House in over twenty-five years. Taste is rated by ZAGAT as one of the Top Restaurants in America. The food is reflective of the seasons and utilizing local producers. The service is fun and knowledgeable. Dinner: Thursday - Tuesday Lunch: Friday, Saturday and Sunday. thirteen dollar thursday at the wine bar - every thursday enjoy an appetizer and beverage pairing for just thirteen dollars. monday supper - every monday a three-course prix fixe menu is served for thirty dollars, in addition to regular menu. Two-course meal for twenty-two dollars every tuesday in addition to the regular menu. corkage free the second thursday of the month. wine bar offers bar menu and dinner menu. menus for vegan, vegetarian and gluten intolerant diets always available.
Reviewed June 2, 2009

I dine several times a week throughout the U.S. for business purposes and brought a group of 12 clients to Taste for the first time last night. This restaurant has received accolades as one of the top 50 U.S. restaurants by Open Table and several other highly reputable critics and foodies alike, so we made the drive from Sacramento to give it a shot.

Here’s what we pleasantly found:
Food: A terrific selection of appetizers – the mushroom cigars are an absolute must and the crab spring rolls are a close second! Main courses – Fresh seafood, lamb, pork and other selections that will please almost everyone with well prepared veggies. Desserts – Simply said, decadent…Need I say more.

Presentation: Not giant proportions for those looking to gorge themselves, but properly sized and put together with fine preparation.

Wine Selection: You’re in Zin country and a solid selection is available…try the Young’s or Fiddletown. Granted not big names, but you’ll enjoy. One of the owners is a sommelier who is well in touch with the local wineries. Another plus, Taste does not mark-up their wines to exorbitant levels. Young’s Zin was $40 at Taste and about the same price if purchased at the winery.

Atmosphere: From the outside you’ll wonder whether you’re lost. One step inside and you’ll know you arrived. Tastefully decorated and lit. I also heard not to be seated in the back of the restaurant due to the temperature. We did not find this to be the case, but the front dinning area is more pleasant from an asthetic standpoint.

Service: I read this was a concern by in a previous review. From the time we were at the bar to the time we finished our dinner, we had friendly and prompt service at this family-run restaurant and were treated as family friends. Amanda and Alicia had timely recommendations and even suggested wine/food pairings that really hit perfectly.

Location: It’s a bit out of the way, but very well worth the drive for an outstanding dinning experience. If you can couple your dinner with a weekend wine tasting trip to Amador County, you’re even better off. However, it was not a tough trek to/from Sacramento.

Price: You would easily pay three to four times what Taste charges at comparable restaurants. No main course at Taste was over $30.

Bottom-line and it should be obvious by the review, Taste is a treat.

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Reviewed May 27, 2009

"Taste" was recommended to my husband and I by our Innkeepers at the Hanford House B&B in Sutter Creek. What a wonderful, unexpected surprise. On Mondays "Taste" serves a fix price menu for $30 or less (not including beverages). We started with a raw, shredded asparagas salad which was delicious. Our main course was an Alaskan Halibut with a mouth-watering rich sauce and mushrooms. And, it ended with a delectable lemon tart and marscapone ice cream. The portions were just right for this scrumptiously rich meal. The only draw back to what would have been a perfect evening was the slow service. Apparently the restaurant usually has 40 guests at a Monday seating and we think they had 100 which was unexpected. So, service was quite slow even though all of the service staff (and we think they called out everyone to help in the dining area) was running their fanny's off.

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Reviewed April 23, 2009

The food is wonderful, presentation is great. But, the portions are small but the prices are not.

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Reviewed April 3, 2009

After having had lunch and winetastings at a couple of wonderful Amador County vineyards, we decided at the recommendation of the owner of Bray Vineyards to stop at Taste for a light supper. My wife and I each ordered a flight of Amador Wines which were beautifully presented at the Bar. We proceded to split two appetizers - Mushroom Cigars ( Filo Dough), and a dinner Scallops with Polenta, and the Apple Crisp with Glaze Walnuts, Blue Cheese, and Gelato. Each dish was broken into wonderful individual presentations, the tastes and garnishes of each dish were complex and provided a savory range of tastes with each bite. The bartenders and waitresses could not have been more friendly or the atmosphere more enjoyable. We left full yet in good spirit. We can't wait to share this with friends and family visiting from distant regions. .

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Reviewed September 2, 2008

A wonderful find in the midst of the Sierra Foothills wine region, Taste offers delicious seasonal meals using many local and regional ingredients. Our dining experience began by dipping a still-warm nut-filled bread into olive oil and a sweet balsamic. Other wonderful flavor combinations were sliced walnuts preserved in sugar syrup with a blue-veined cheese, foie gras (slightly cool in the center) with warm roasted fresh peaches, baby eggplant parmesan with roasted tomato sauce, and a lovely fatty quail with wheat bread stuffing. We finished with more fresh peaches layered with ice cream, pastry, and nut brittle. Their wine flights from local vineyards allowed my boyfriend and I to have our own tasting that would otherwise not have fit into an already-packed weekend. When the staff realized we would be sharing, they split our flights in two without us even asking. The service here has to be the best I've ever experienced at a restaurant- impeccable timing, and just the right amount of attention. The restaurant's space is simple, a little noisy, with warm reddish walls. A very nice meal all around.

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