I chose a whimsical presentation called A Tin of Sin with American Osetra Caviar layered over Peekytoe Crab and Cucumber Rillette. This delicate dish made me feel so fancy, and I happily smeared a spoonful over the brioche toast, and washed each bite down with a sip of red wine.
For our third course, we each had a fish dish. Keith enjoyed a grilled fish that I ended up having as my main dish, so will highlight below. But I must point out the most impeccable fish dish I have ever had - the Pan Seared Sea Bass with Roasted Romaine and Sauce Choron. The solid white meat was stunning - tender on the inside with a lovely crispy top that provided the perfect bite when swirled in the rich butter sauce. The grilled romaine was such a simple twist on a common lettuce. I enjoyed it so much, that Keith has grilled romaine at home as a side dish for a few meals since.
To segue into the dessert course, we were treated to a Creamsicle - passion fruit-orange sherbet with vanilla bean custard. This was a delightful treat to transition us into the sweet dishes.
We still had red wine left, so we both thought a chocolate dessert of some kind would pair best. Keith chose the Chocolate-Caramel Hazelnut Torte served with vanilla ice cream. It was topped with edible gold to end his royal meal.
I ordered the Chocolate and Mint - light mint sherbet topped with dark chocolate ribbons and served with a pouring of warm chocolate sauce. It was a delightful ending to my birthday meal.
UPDATE: This restaurant was awarded two Michelin stars in October 2016.
Total Rating: 4.55
Food: 5, Price: 3.5, Service: 5, Ambience: 5, Accessibility: 2