The Santa Barbara Independent

D. J. Palladino
“The most glorious tastes sampled, came from a pesto-sauteed bay scallop salad, served on baby spinach with a roasted garlic dressing and toasted pinenuts.  Like a musical glissando, the flavors coast gracefully from the unexpected sweetness of the scallops to the tangy vinaigrette-coasted leaves, ending happily in the slightly bitter bite of the spinach and toasted nuts—a flavor just strong enough to set up a sweetness craving only satisfied by the next bite. Now that’s what I’m talking about, the circle of life.”