17 Feb Another Homerun at La Crème
By Camilla Mann
An unforgettable dining experience is about the atmosphere, sure. And Tamie nails that every time. Last night was no different – ivory silks, scarlet napkins, voluptuous vases filled with fragrant red roses and delicate wax flowers adorned the cozy tables set for two. But hers is not the kind of decor that feels stuffy or pretentious. Votive candles in jam jars cast starry patterns on the table. You feel right at home, well, a more elegant version of your home.
It’s certainly about the food and the wine. Chef Jon creates masterful, elegant combinations of flavors and mouthfeel. And while the selected wines stand on their own, when paired with Jon’s creations, they sing. Opera-style, misty eyes-inducing amazing.
But when those two – what’s on the table and what’s around the table – are aligned, you are treated to a sublime, magical evening. That was last night for me when Jake and I went to La Crème for their Luscious, Romantic & Juicy Valentines Wine Pairing Dinner. Five courses. Five wines. All were outstanding though we disagreed on which were our favorites.
Oh, and thanks for the rose and a perfectly placed bench on the front step for some smooching. This was exactly the way I wanted to spend Valentines.