This restaurant came highly recommended; lucky, since it would be easy to overlook this unpretentious storefront in Midway. Once inside, your first impression is likely to be the decor - spare, geometric verticals of a soft, almost-white ivory. The verticals are softened by white, laser-cut paper floral wall hangings above each of the high-backed, tufted ivory booths that flank both sides of the longer-than-wider room. Your second impression is likely to be the other diners - well dressed, discerning-looking individuals sharing conversation over shiny glasses of wine. Then you get to the menu and the food - and notice that each entree seems to promise not just one or two, but a range of flavors..and your impression is that this kitchen is serious about sending you home happy.
It was a cold windy night and I was in the mood for comfort food so I chose the pork chop which stayed perfectly moist even though I'd asked for it cooked through. It came accompanied by a lovely risotto, a few slices of candied pear and some walnuts, and a salad of shaved fennel and aragula enrobed in some of the kickiest gorgonzola I've ever tasted.
Across the table, my sister enjoyed a much lighter entree of sauteed diver scallops on a bed of fried rice and egg, garnished with a cube of pork belly.
My third impression - one that can't be duplicated - is of our visits with the father of the chef (that's how he introduces himself) who makes the rounds in the dining room, chatting with customers and ensuring all a memorable gustatory experience.
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