Wine a So So... (The People Made my Evening!)
So, yes...this pic was taken at the opening of the L Wine Bar at 1801...much like at an amusement park, or like when children go and see Santa at the mall...and guests in attendance were given prints as souvenirs. I am surprised the people at the L didn't put the pics in a little keyhole photo keychain... now, THAT's an idea!... Or maybe have a wine bottle cutout that one can put their face and arms through?? No?
Anyway, I had a great time at the L... it was fun to see Garrett, Ann & Jennifer again, and to finally meet Sac-Eats & Mrs. Sac-Eats in person.
The interior of the wine bar is nice, has a retro feel...liked the bathrooms. Did not like the tv at the bar, but...this is the trend of the Sac restaurant. An obnoxious tv is a must. To escape the tube, one can sit upstairs, or venture out on the patio. Pretty classy up there.
The white wine: not sure what varietal it was (I had already had a glass of red, so maybe that is why I could not tell. It looked to be a pinot grigio??) It was too sweet for me (as I am a red drinker), but paired beautifully with the macadamia nut appetizer. The appetizer tasted similar to a pecan diamond. The white wine with the macadamia bar was definitely a highlight!
We also had a forgettable lavender croquette. We'll sock that in the laundry drawer for freshness. ;)
Maybe I am being a little harsh. I had a great time and service was pretty great, too, but food (barbie food) was not passed until 8 or so... a full hour after we arrived. And the food pictured above was all that was passed. We were also served a shiraz (70%) & cabernet (30%) blend. Not one of the better wines I have ever had. Oh well...
So... onward we (staggered) went to Zocalo's! (for a little seis de mayo fun...)
Here are some of the dishes we enjoyed...
I tried to take a snap of Sac-eats salad, (which was quite possibly the best looking dish in my opinion), but it was too blurry to post.
All in all, an enjoyable evening amongst friends.