Thursday, April 19, 2007


Yes, again. And this likely won't be our last visit to one of our Westwood favorites since our UCLA days. While our first post from Napa Valley Grille featured a delicious lunch, dinner is our usual choice and usually features some wine. On this night, we took advantage of a free wine flight special earned through their mailing list and matched the wines with a pair of steaks...followed by an unlikely dessert.

Wine Flight
2003 MOSBY, Primativo, Lojocono Vineyard, Santa Ynez
2005 SEGHESIO, Zinfandel, Sonoma County
2004 ADDAMO, Syrah, Santa Barbara Couny

Prime "Filet" of Center Cut Sirloin
dou of asparagus, roasted salsify, red pomme potatoes, smoked blue cheese butter

Napa Valley does steak quite well - and even though Andrea was craving their short ribs and was extremely disappointed when she discovered that they were not on their new Spring menu, this steak definitely satisfied her meat craving. Luckily, she let me take home her leftovers so I got to enjoy it as well.

Grilled Center Cut Bone In New York Steak
hand cut kennebec fries, spring onions, wild ramp butter

I am a huge fan of the NY cut, and this one was very juicy and flavorful. The onions on top made the steak, as did the seasoned fries it came with.

Peanut Butter Mousse Chocolate Torte
Peanut graham cracker crust, caramelized banana, chocolate sauce, creme anglaise

{Andrea} You can imagine my surprise when Suni agreed to order this dessert - as he absolutely detests peanut butter. I'm sure he won't let me forget this selfish act for a long time. However, not only did he eat it, but he actually enjoyed it - which means he can never deny me chocolate-peanut butter desserts ever again.

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