Snuggled into a corner booth facing the street, candles flickered on the table as I perused the menu while sipping my glass of Pinot Noir. Manuel's extensive wine list will satisfy any vino connoisseur's palette.
Our appetizer was a tough choice between the Mushroom Crostini--portobello mushrooms marinated in a wine sauce over a gorgonzola spread topping a crispy miniature flatbread--and the Snails simmered in butter, garlic and seasonings.
In the end, we both decided to be adventurous and the snails won out. So dainty and delicious, the sea mollusk was just the right texture with a burst of strong garlic flavor. The buttery leftovers turned out to be a perfect dipping sauce for the complimentary bread.