Eastside Road, August 8, 2011—WE WERE HERE four months ago, and here we are again: roast goat at Monti's. What I said then
That's what I had, of course; who could resist it? We started by splitting a romaine salad — Caesar salad missing the anchovies and raw egg. L. went on to sole amandine, which is okay, but I wanted the goat. It came with a sort of raita, sautéed peppers and onions, and "chickpea fries," what I would call panisse sticks: very tasty. And an enormous hunk of tzatziki, a thick flatbread.was largely true again today, except a Sidecar instead of salad, and the tzatziki is the yoghurt-based sauce I referred to as raita before. Oh well.
Pinot noir, MacMurray Ranch, 2009 (pleasant, forthcoming, and rather complex; but short on the finish)• Monti's, 714 Village Court, Santa Rosa; 707.568.4404