I like spicy food, sushi, fine dining, fine wine, beer, and burgers. I have a somewhat cosmopolitan taste, having moved around various places including overseas. It's a taste I prefer to call "eclectic".
But food and taste have moods as well. There's happy food, fast food, acquired tastes, comfort food, sick food, party food, pot-luck food, and Thanksgiving.
We've had dinner at some very cool places in the area with friends and family. One of my favorites was this French bistro meets southern cooking down in Richmond called The Frog and the Redneck.
This time around I think a little classical is in order: I plan on trying Villa Mozart, a Northern Italian restaurant with good reviews. Reviewer wolfde writes:
I have eaten there several times and always had aa wonderful time. Villa Mozart doesn't feature exotic food, but has some interesting twists on familiar Italian food. The food is consistently very well prepared, especially the fish dishes. You will never be rushed here as is often the case in other restauarants. You can relax and linger over a fine meal and be attended to by a wonderful staff.
I'll let you know how it turns out.