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dressing; The Beet Salad was the hit of this course and was described as “tasty and Frenchie.” We were having a good evening tackling the issues of kids, family, education and the world in general, when our entrees arrived. We ordered the Peppered New York Steak (12 oz. Prime Certified Angus: Cracked Back Pepper, Bourbon Demi-glace, Mashed Potatoes and Roquefort), Stuffed Rack of Lamb (Polenta, Red Wine Gastrique) Porcini Dusted Petrale Sole (Risotto, Orange Beurre Blanc) and Tagliatelle Shellfish (Scallops, Mussels, Prawns, Saffron, Garlic, White Wine.) The steak was perfect and the fresh snow peas were just the right complement. The Lamb had just the right amount of gaminess further accented by the sweet gastrique and the fresh stuffi ng. The sole was perfectly arranged in a deep dish that helped to blend the unique fl avors. The Tagliatelle burst with the various shellfi sh fl avors and the richness of the saffron sauce. We all agreed that things were tasting really good wonderful…but who ordered all this food! As we were settled into our food revelrie, Diana came by and convinced us to order some dessert. The Cherry Cheesecake with chocolate sauce and the Crème Brulee with salted caramel were too good to pass up. The desserts were spectacular. The cheesecake had just the right hint of cherry… not too much but you definitely knew it was there. The Crème Brulee had the perfect crust and texture. Diane Sturla Cafe Thyme 433 First Street Gilroy 408-413-1250 We later learned from Diana that the cheesecake came from Sweets by Sisters, who happen to be Diana’s nieces. Every week these local sisters prepare a special dessert for Café Thyme. We also learned that Café Thyme gets its produce from Salinas Farms in Hollister. Which brings up one of the delightful things about Café Thyme. The food here is fresh, high quality and as much as possible local. We joked with Diana that a number of dishes had leeks in them. Her response “Why not… they are fresh this time of the year.” The location and atmosphere at Café Thyme might be a little bland but the flavors are not. Take time and enjoy the experience. The service is good and friendly. Tagliatelle Shellfish in White Wine Sauce Scallops, Mussels, Prawns Porcini Dusted Petrale Sole Risotto, Orange Beurre Blanc Peppered New York Bourbon Demi Glaze GILROY • MORGAN HILL • SAN MARTIN JULY/AUGUST 2017 103