Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Tell It Tuesdays: Taste | Los Angeles

Restaurant: Taste
8454 Melrose Avenue
West Hollywood, CA 90069

Drink Damage: Flora Springs 2006 Cab | $58 a bottle

Interior Swag: The restaurant is comfortable and unpretentious. Low lighting allows for intimacy but it's not so dark that you can't see the food on your plates.

Service: Our waitress was wonderful (and very sweet to insist on offering the specials even after we ordered). When we were trying to decide on which bottle of wine to get, the waitress offered to bring us a sample of the Flora Springs. She poured a tasting into miniature wine glasses despite having several tables during a busy Tuesday night. I was also pleased with the fact that she let us stay a while past closing while the staff cleaned up.

Food & Drinks: The brown rice cecca was a bit of a disappointment. The noodles were overcooked and the dish lacked flavor, despite a generous amount of chopped tomatoes and basil. Luckily the wine was a meal in itself and so balanced that my taste buds were completely content.

Go-Back-Again-Ness: I've had other dishes at this restaurant that I enjoyed, so when I dine there again I know what to stay clear of.

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