As I mentioned before, The Cellar is located downstairs of the Villa Del Sol building.
You walk down this staircase to get to the restaurant. My date was running down those steps like there was a prize involved or maybe he just wanted to make sure that it was safe before I went down there.
We were seated close to the entrance but it was still very cozy. The last time we were there, we sat in a more private booth.
Isn't it romantic?
I started with a glass of 2007 Paul Jaboulet Aine (Parallele 45 Rose). It's sweeter and lighter than what I usual drink but I liked it.
So I have to comment that instead of just bringing out a basket of bread, the bead service here is different. They bring you this dish of butter and then another waiter comes along with a basket of bread and serves you one piece of bread at a time. So if you want another piece, you have to flag them down and ask for it. I guess this is good if you are trying to limit your carb intake. Not good if you are a hungry girl. I ate three pieces by the way throughout the course of my meal. It was hard work to get them too.
We shared the Pan Seared Sea Scallops as an appetizer.
It was not only lovely but it was tasty too!
For my entree, I ordered the Char Grilled New Zealand Lamb Rack and my date ordered the Grilled New York Steak.
This was cooked perfectly as I had ordered it, slightly pink on the inside. I think this place is known for that brown sauce that they serve on top of everything but I don't care for it.
We shared this side of Sauteed Button Mushrooms. Again, covered in that brown sauce.
I remembered that they only served one kind of dessert here and you are looking at it. Souffle...either chocolate or vanilla. The waiter brings you this beautiful souffle then proceeds to take a spoon and dig a hole in the center and dump either hot chocolate or vanilla sauce in it. And after all this, it isn't really that good. I passed on dessert this time around and I love dessert. I just don't love *this* particular dessert. Oh and by the way if you decide you want to try this dessert, order it along with the entree because it takes 30 minutes to bake.