From a major Stephen Pyles taste-maker comes this left turn toward ever-inventive, always health-conscious West Coast fare, served in an airy, aqua-tiled, Mediterranean-style bistro & wine lounge, also where Burt Bacharach goes to complain about Dionne Warwick and her Psychic Friends. The perpetually evolving menu will rely on local- and Cali-based farms to supply ingredients for opening dishes like duck confit salad with preserved cherries & micro greens, pan-seared mahi on glass noodles with mango & fennel chutney, green peppercorn-sauced lamb chops with balsamic mushroom risotto, and, wrapped in a banana leaf with plantain-salsa-steamed rice on the side, braised St. Peter’s fish — a tilapia nickname drawn from a story about St. Peter catching a fish with a coin in its mouth, a parable summed up by “fish shouldn’t be such chintzy bribers”. The restaurant’s name comes from the manner by which they plan to inebriate you: the art of filtering minuscule particles of sediment out of a bottle of wine using a fancier bottle daubed with a small amount of liquid, thereby separating detrimental detritus from flavor, because how’s Flav supposed to find true love with a haggard Brigitte Nielsen standing behind him waving a broadsword?
Decanter Restaurant and Wine Lounge
In Bishop Arts District: 408 N Bishop, Ste 108; 214.948.0644
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