December 14, 2011
Ambience of Carmichael also makes Top 100 restaurants list

Morgan Song, owner and Executive Chef of Ambience, drizzles burgundy-apricot nappage on venison tenderloin, a sixth course in a 7-course meal at his restaurant in Sacramento. Andy Alfaro, Sacramento Bee

File this one under: Oooops! In yesterday's news about The Kitchen and Carpe Vino of Auburn making the list of OpenTable's "diner's choice awards" for Top 100 Best Restaurants in the United States, yours truly overlooked Ambience of Carmichael also making the cut. Like The Kitchen, Ambience specializes in prix fix menus, which in this case are $55 for five courses or $75 for seven courses prepared by executive chef Morgan Song.

Ambience is also a favorite of Blair Anthony Robertson, the Bee's esteemed restaurant critic, who raved in a four-star review earlier this year: "Giving this chef room to show off with a seven-course dinner evokes thoughts of Frank Sinatra with a microphone or Miles Davis on trumpet. He's just that good. If he ever puts out his 10-course dream menu, watch out."

Well heck, if Song is the Miles Davis of the local food scene I wonder which one of his courses is the equivalent of "Blue In Green?" Check BAR's full review here (which compares prix fix dining at Ambience and The Kitchen).

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