Coco500, you redeemed yourself tonight [Food]

My last two visits to Coco500 were. . . okay. One was for dinner; the other for lunch. Neither visit blew my mind. But, I decided to have dinner here on Friday night regardless. And I'm glad I did.

I started by ordering a Cold and Foggy which is Coco's version of a Dark and Stormy. It was good, really good. Gingery and delicious. For an appetizer, I had the fried green beans and truffled flatbread with squash blossoms (how gay does that sound?). As an entree, R and I shared the asparagus salad with grilled ricotta salata and artichokes and the sea bass. Both were excellent, but I really loved the fish course. It was cooked well and served on a bed of sweet corn chowder. It's the best thing I've ever eaten there.

I washed it all down with a glass of 2007 Cep Syrah, and R had an amazing 2007 Egon Müller Scharzhofberger Riesling Kabinett (now that's a mouthful). Seriously, Riesling can be sweet (grossly so), but this was minerally with just enough acid to offset the subtle sweetness. Alas, the waiter said only 30 cases were reserved for Northern California, and Coco got 10 of them.

We ended the night with a couple CocoCups (housemade peanut butter cups) and a cup of coffee. After a night and a dinner like this, I can easily recommend Coco500. I look forward to my next visit--and liposuction.


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