Having chosen a different town for our weekly rental this year, we went searching for new restaurants and found Abba and all its reviews of high praise. I would add my voice for exquisite food, presentation, and service.
I enjoyed grilled tuna, which came with a preserved lemon & harissa chutney that was sweetened with white raisins and shallots. It wasn't quite done to the requested "medium" in the center of the thick chunks, but the outside therefore was wonderfully tender an not dried out. It was accompanied by a zucchini & ginger-accented potato pancake ( yes, a latke, according to the menu).
There was a fine wine list of about 20 reds and as many whites, with about half a dozen of each available by the glass. I was disappointed the Australian shirazes that were on the website did not appear on tonight's menu, but I enjoyed my California Pinot Noir, while my wife had a Malbec that was tasty, too.
Our waiter brought the wrong dessert, but by time we realized it we had plunged into it so we decided to keep it.
The chef/owner came by - I think he visits all the tables - and we were able to get some insights in to the chutney. An Israeli by birth, there were several reflections of that on the menu, such as felafel in one appetizer, and fresh figs in another. Also, a dish of various olives came with the fresh bread and butter. And, of course, the name of the restaurant.
Not an inexpensive meal: about $150 for 2, but not out of character or range. I'm sure we'll return.
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