Carl Schroeder, one of California's hottest young chefs, draws well-heeled foodies to sample his creative and fun California fare, much of it with an Asian flare. The menu changes regularly depending upon what's fresh. Schroeder's seasonally inspired dishes have a playful spirit, whether it's a blue cheese soufflé with seasonal fruit, a Maine lobster salad with mango, or coriander-spiced red snapper with prawn dumplings. A well-edited wine list offers food-friendly wines
by the best and brightest young winemakers around the world. Desserts are exquisite, such as the salty-sweet "S'Mores Bar" or the chocolate butterscotch trio.