Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Come see. Comme Ca.
I had a nice little lunch with friends at Comme Ca on Memorial Day. I want to point out that it was one of the only restaurants in the city that seemed to be open for lunch that day. And we were psyched about that!
Our server, Jeff, recommended his favorite wine on the list, Praxis, Pinot Noir, 2006 from Monterey County. It was a very dark pinot with lots of stewed black fruits, a really nice wine for $44 ($11 a glass). It was the complete opposite of the light, lean and red fruit driven 2004, Chambolle-Musigny, Clos de Fourches by Frederic Mugnier (you can get that at sister restaurant Sona). Jeff said the Mugnier tasted like Capri-Sun and I think he was on to something. It was like beautiful cherry juice.
Our service was the highlight of our meal, casual but very knowledgeable. It's worth noting that in my opinion Comme Ca has the best waiter / server uniforms in the city. They actually fit them nicely and make them look like real people.
And I like to think a cute uniform improves morale!! Just ask the brown shirts (you know who you are).