I'm back! So, I clearly didn't make any mobile posts from the road. Sorry. I did, however, eat well on my trip. Most notable of my meals was a restaurant called Evvia in Palo Alto, CA. It is a very classy Mediterranean restaurant serving signature Greek dishes with local interpretations.
We had a pretty busy day of touring the city and traveling. We had every intention of going home to change for dinner but decided to go as-is and grab a beer first. Mind you, as-is meant that my friend, her husband and I were a matching trio of jeans and chucks. Peeking through the window everyone was gussied up in dresses and dinner jackets, but we went for it. Thankfully, no one gave us a second look. So clearly, we were just that cool.
While waiting for our table, we headed to the back bar for some bourbon, passing a giant cozy hearth and a long farm table near the center of the dining room. There was a warm glow in the room and the air was filled with mouth-watering aromas.
We ended the evening with a bottle of wine and a rich, creamy rice pudding. We may have all been in pain, but it was worth it. The food at Evvia was delicious, the service was friendly and the atmosphere welcoming and relaxing. We closed the place out, being some of the last patrons to leave. It was a great way to end a great trip. Thank you Mr. & Mrs. L, I look forward to coming back!
420 Emerson Street
Palo Alto, CA