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not been, the Milias’ regular menu is always great but the specials menu has some exceptional and often limited time dishes. Three of us ordered from the specials menu. Michelle tried the Grilled Alaskan Sanddabs. John opted for the Fresh Wild Halibut Cheeks (With Quinoa Rice Pilaf, Baby Carrots & Asparagus). I selected the Airline Breast of Pheasant (With Creamed Spinach & Butternut Squash Risotto). J.Chris ordered her favorite from the regular menu, the Grilled Salmon (With a Fresh Crab Sauce). Three of us started with a small crispy salad and J. Chris had the Potato Leek Soup which she said was light and tasty. Michelle’s Sanddabs were accompa- nied by a generous portion of polenta. The sanddabs themselves were much larger than the Monterey Bay variety. Michelle declared them “absolutely delicious.” John’s Halibut Cheeks were beefy and had a “mild, wild” fl avor with a unique texture. John wanted to know when they would be on the menu again! He also had a glass of Sarah’s Vineyard 2013 Syrah with his meal. My pheasant was excellent. It had just enough game- ness to set it apart and give you that feeling that you are having something much more fl avorful than say chicken. The Squash Risotto offered a sweet touch that was a great compliment to the pheasant. J.Chris said her salmon was excellent, as always. By this time, we were really full — but we had to indulge in the Churro Caramel Cheesecake. The large serving was absolutely delicious but a little much after our abundant dinner. We totally enjoyed the evening— the food, the wine, the ambiance, the great conversation, and the music by The Trio coupled with the friendly welcome and conversations with owners, Sanchez and Zybarra and our congenial waitress, Cindy made for a perfect evening. We strongly encourage readers to enjoy the regular menu and if you are game for something more unique try the special’s menu. If you are really adventurous, get on their mailing list for the occasional Monday night special— they are really fun and unique. J. Chris attended the Girls Only Night, we both attended the Baseball Night where we were served shrimp on a stick instead of a corn dog and foie gras dog instead of a hot dog! Grilled Alaskan Sanddabs A special thanks to The Milias and our friends, Michelle and John McKay for a great dining experience. Dessert Churro Carmel Cheesecake GILROY • MORGAN HILL • SAN MARTIN NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2017 95