Here we have a new installment of Eater's Journal, wherein we discuss some of our recent meals because, hey, we eat too. Disclaimer: This is just a recent one time visit evaluation, in no way is this a multi-visit full-on review.
The menu, organized by chef Michael Fiorelli, is market-driven and on the pricey side, but hey, it is the resort’s fine dining restaurant so no shocker there. Overall pretty straight forward California fare with some Italian influences, not too simple and nothing overly complex. One bite of the sweet corn soup with mini croque madame, gnocchi with La Quercia prosciutto and English peas, or the duck confit makes us wonder why we haven't heard of chef Michael Fiorelli and why LA food bloggers haven't trekked out to give this place a taste. Overall, very good meal with thoughtful wine pairings. On the downside, didn't love the crudo of pacific hiramasa a tad on the fishy side and desserts didn't leave a lasting impression, but in all fairness that could be attributed to one too many glasses of wine. Chances we'll go back: If in the area and feel like splurging.
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