The dining room reservation, with tasting menu options
Cost: $55/person for 4-course prix-fixe + $25 for wine pairings
The most intimate play of the three dining options would be to book a table for two in the 14-seat dining room. You’ll have the option of the seven-course chef’s tasting menu or, if you’re less than famished, the four-course prix fixe menu. This season’s offerings start with the mentaiko taramosalata, a Japanese take on a Greek dish made with pollock roe and mixed into a creamy dip, served with lavosh and followed by a warm mushroom salad. Italian dishes close off the meal, starting with a cioppino mixed with Kauai shrimp, green-lipped mussels, black cod, and grilled focaccia that's garnished with green onions. Your stomach's coup de grâce will be three-grain risotto made with oyster mushroom, smoked hen confit, baby carrot, and preserved lemon. Both the chef’s tasting and prix fixe menus offer a supplemental wine pairings, and vegetarian and vegan menus can be prepared for non-carnivorous friends, provide you ask about it at least 48 hours in advance.