When Giggles informed me that Old Pasadena had a Restaurant Week, I was more than happy to join her, Bax, and Prim for dinner at Vertical Wine Bistro.
Golden baby beet salad, Laura Chenel's chevre, cumin vinaigrette.
Tomato fennel soup.
Greenmarket salad, watermelon radish, sunflower sprouts, Meyer lemon vinaigrette.
Black cod oven-roasted, salsify, haricot vert, corn, tomato, lobster peppercorn jus.
Braised short ribs, sauteed Swiss chard, heirloom carrots, tzatziki.
Sides of macaroni and cheese and fries.
Decadent cake with hazelnut gelato.
Panna cotta with kumquats and kaffir.
Good solid meal in a modern, relaxed atmosphere. This is a bright light in the dark hole of dining that is Pasadena. I'd return.