Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Lion & Compass

Nice dinner at the Lion & Compass in Sunnyvale last Sat.

We'd been "grandparenting" for a week and had the evening off.
Unpretentious setting, very tasty food.

" For a quarter of a century, the Lion & Compass has maintained a special status in the Silicon Valley. Opening in 1982, the Lion & Compass quickly established its reputation as the premiere dining spot for the high-tech cognescenti. Combining sophisticated urban cuisine with a tropical English environment, a New York Times article from the 1980’s noted, “the Lion & Compass is to the Silicon Valley what Sardi’s was to the theater district. ”

Shirley went with the "Signature Goat Cheese Salad"
(baby spinach, pine nuts, lemon, garlic, virgin olive oil) and
Macadamia Crusted SeaBass
(Peruvian potatoes, orange ginger beurre blanc, vegetable medley)

Meanwhile I tried the Asian Pear, Mizuna & Blue Cheese Salad"
(shaved fennel & pickled red onions, spiced walnuts, Mirin dressing)
followed by Crispy Skin Salmon with Shrimp Poststickers
(wilted Asian greens, Szechwan pepper-vinegar glaze, stir fried vegetables)

All were delightful
Salmon was tasty, easily dealing with the glaze and floating on delicious wonton's
Shirleys' SeaBass was mild and moist.

All accompanied with Cakebread Cellar's 2005 Chardonnay Reserve


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