Salt and Pepper
My husband and I had a delicious dinner last night at Salt & Pepper on South 6th Street. After an amuse bouche of salmon carpaccio with baby radish leaves, I had delicious Tidewater (Virginia) oysters (didn't hear the official name of the oysters) -- $9 for 4 -- which were sweet and tender, served with a citrus sauce. The spouse had a beautiful salad of baby greens, candied walnuts and goat cheese.
For the main course I had salmon with a honey/jalapeno glaze and a red pepper coulis; my husband had wild striped bass served over a parsley root puree with a foam of mushrooms, ginger and soy. Both dishes were perfectly cooked and reasonable.
We skipped dessert -- too full -- but enjoyed a pot of freshly made decaf coffee.
Since I have a very little kid and we're not much into leaving him with sitters, the last few years have been full of cheapie ethnic restaurants, pizza, and home cooking. And they're all great. And I tell myself that I don't mind not having Trendy Important Food. But that description is making me droooooool.