From Our Editors
Chefs draw influences from across the Mediterranean?including Italy, Greece, and Turkey?to craft dishes such as grilled lamb, pan-seared seafood, and blanched pastas soused in dollops of rosemary reduction or creamy coconut-lime shrimp sauce. Although waiters most often furnish glasses and guests' self-brought sippy cups with California wine, they also pour varietals from South Africa and Turkey. Thick drapes hang from the high ceilings, separating a chandelier-lit dining room from a television-lined bar area. In addition to its backlit shelves of potent spirits, the bar catches visitors' eyes with an artful piece that features several concentric rings of kaleidoscopically illuminated glass and metal.