Respond to Review of CLOSED: Adama
Review: My wife and I paid our first visit to Adama on a recent Saturday night, and we knew we would be returning before we had finished ordering. The restaurant area has an intimate atmosphere, with only a dozen or so tables thoughtfully arranged into little niches for privacy. We opened with the heirloom tomatoes and cucumbers, which were ripe, thinly sliced, artfully arranged, and delicious under the lemon vinaigrette. Afterwards, we found ourselves mopping up the extra vinaigrette with the bread. My wife ordered the shepherd's pie. It was served piping-hot, still in the pot-pie dish. The generous complement of "beef" made it impossible to finish, so we took the rest home (in a recyclable paperboard take-home box) and already look forward to lunch. I ordered the Gardein Piccata, which turned out to be a soothing plate of lightly-cooked greens, brown rice, and gardein (which is remarkably close to chicken in both flavor and texture) served with artichokes and a stimulating lemon sauce. For dessert, my wife enjoyed a thick chocolate-chip cookie and I chose a small pecan tart. The roasted pecan flavor was just what I wanted, but what I hadn't anticipated was how fun it can be to have an extra dash of nutmeg in the filling. We enjoyed these with a pot of assam tea. We ate very well, as you can see, but the beauty of this cuisine is that we did not feel stuffed and heavy afterwards. We also left nearly a half-hour after they closed, but did not feel hurried by the respectful and attentive staff. My suggestions for Adama would be (1) candles; and (2) to expand the beer offerings so that they are as interesting as the wine list.