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CYRUS IS CLOSED Serious foodies flock to Cyrus, the culinary crossroads of Sonoma County.
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: CYRUS, KNOWN AS A WINE COUNTRY DESTINATION FOR LUXURY DINING, HAS CLOSED Healdsburg’s Cyrus compels a culinary pilgrimage beyond Napa Valley. Settle under archways bathed in warm lamplight as a caviar and Champagne cart rolls up to underscore the night’s theme: luxury. Tuck into any of five lavish caviars (slow-cooked egg yolk custard or powdered crème fraîche may be accompaniments), as co-owner/maître d’ Nick Peyton lays out the five- or eight-course tasting menu from co-owner and chef Douglas Keane. Keane’s cuisine exudes contemporary sensibility as he, along with chef Drew Glassell, globe-trots for inspiration while respecting seasonality. As an array of artisan breads (all made on premise) advances, so too do courses like ginger-bone marrow custard; foie gras torchon with pistachio and blood orange; John Dory with yuzu kosho butter and braised romaine; and crispy chicken thigh accompanied by truffled risotto and celery, and Parmesan froth. Unanticipated palate refreshers blur courses. Surrender to wine director Kevin Reilly for wine pairings from a grand collection. While choreographed attendants come with the territory, here nothing feels staged. All swap duties between tables and relay details with a gleam in their eyes --- indicative of impeccable training and personal faith in the offerings. The staff’s natural poise quashes pretense. Factor in the mixologist’s fancy cocktail formulas to start, and the heady cheese cart and pastry chef Nicole Plue’s desserts, perhaps a butterscotch ‘sundae’ with popcorn tuile and chocolate soil, as finales.

User Ratings & Reviews for THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Cyrus
Average rating    2.5
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Does not live up to the hype
by cam92460 on Fri May 20, 2011 9:47 am
Three of us dined at Cyrus last weekend, being very excited to be part of what we thought would be an amazing experience. Instead, it was quite good, but nowhere near what we expected. There were some interesting combinations, but also some things that definitely did not work. Most disappointing was that there were few tastes that made us stop and say "wow, that was amazing." There were some sauces that were outstanding, and a couple of really excellent dishes, but overall I do not feel it was worth the hype we had heard. The service was good, if pretentious, especially the sommelier's introduction of the wine pairings. Frankly, I'd rather go back to Dry Creek Kitchen around the corner.
by ellej on Wed Dec 16, 2009 11:08 pm
Mediocre food, pretentious environment. Not worth all of the hype.
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