I started with Smoked Trout Brandade which was a smoked Trout patty with a crunchy bread crumb coating (think light salmon patty) and topped with a whole grain mustard. It was served with a lemon-parmesan aioli, mixed greens and grilled bread. The waitress brought us sour dough bread also with house made apple butter and butter. Our wine pairing for our starter was the 2011 Lacryma Christi del Vesuvio Bianco DOC Matrobernadino.
We also ordered the Fried Deviled Egg and Fried Okra with Sriracha aioli for the table. The egg, they told us, was deviled then rolled in a bread coating and fried. It was tasty but nothing spectacular. Same with the Okra. Nothing spectacular, but a good eat.
For the main course I ordered the Grilled Bistro Steak (Medium) with potato puree, collards, onion soubise and red wine jus. I was craving steak and this dish hit the spot. The collards were amazing. The wine pairing was a 2005 Routas ‘Infernet’ Grenache/Syrah (Coteaux Varois en Provence, France). A nice complex red.