I went here with a few friends for a late dinner this week. We had to wait a couple minutes at the front but that was pretty much the only hiccup in service the entire night.
We started with some sparkling water and ordered a bottle of red from Caymus Vineyards in Napa Valley. At $322, this was one of the most expensive bottles of wine I have participated in ordering for quite some time, but it was absolutely amazing.
I ordered the 48 hour short rib to start. The short rib is served with black pepper jam, honeydew, green papaya, peanut and Thai basil. It started a little sweet with the fruit, the meat literally melted in my mouth and finished with a bit of spice. It was so good I ordered it again.
For a main, I had the pork belly. Pork belly is one of those dishes on a small short list of mine that when I see it on a menu, I almost always order it. It was served with quinoa, ancho, apricot and almond. I am not a huge fan of apricot but the range and complexity of flavours in this dish was amazing. The quinoa was probably the best I have ever had.
My dining partners split a crab salad and the 22oz ribeye with sides of foie gras. I tried both including a massive piece of ribeye with foie gras on top: ridiculously good. Needless to say, by the end of the meal I was very, very full and had no room for dessert.
The value was excellent. If it hadn't been for the wine, the bill would have been very reasonable considering the innovative menu items and overall quality of the food, service and ambiance. The service was very attentive without being stuffy or bothersome.
Recommended and I will definitely return. Until then, I will be having dreams of short rib and pork belly.