Elegant black and white decor, tables spaced for intimate conversation, and soft music set the mood. Fresh Louisiana oysters on the half shell were every bit as sea-fresh as our usual Apalachicola oysters. Nova Scotia mussels were accompanied by fries (moules frites) that rivaled any in France, served with home-made mayonnaise that made ketchup a sacrilege. Atlantic striped bass was exquisite, and a poached caramelized red pear ended the meal on a light note that you should try.
This vignette sums up the service: A young couple couldn't decide which glass of wine to order. So they were offered a tasting! One-ounce glasses of red wine were served in succession, and they selected the second. "Were they special customers?," we asked our waitress. "Oh no, she replied. "You can taste any of our wines by the glass before you decide. We just ask customers not to abuse the practice."