The creativity that allowed Chef Celina Tio go far on the Next Iron Chef contest (and win Jame Beard award) was evident in the dishes. But on the night I was there, the execution was not there, as my pork shoulder was extremely dry. Also, all four of us felt that the flavors did not really "pop". I must admit though the fennel puree was divine. All four of us, agreed that the desserts were not worth it. Portions were on the small side, but the prices were not exorbitant. Setting was small and casual. Great by-the-glass wine list with reasonable pricing. Having the celebrity chef come out and thank us at the end was a nice touch. However, Debbie Gold's The American Restaurant is the better celebrity chef restaurant in town, although much pricier.