Sola | North Center | Contemporary/Regional | Restaurant
Carol Wallack (Deleece) offers eclectic American and curbside delivery.

Our Review

Chef Carol Wallack has dreamed up a menu board with expert balance. Seasonally changing soups range from a cold cucumber-and-melon soup to a hot-and-sour lobster; a sea greens salad was crisp with water chestnuts and played the bitterness of hijiki against the sweet spiciness of hoisin. There were some gimmicks: Parmesan fries with truffle oil sounded fabulous but turned out to be a fancified version of what you'd get at Gene and Jude's. Far more memorable was the black cod, marinated three days in miso paste and rice vinegar; it's now served as an appetizer. We also tried Colorado lamb chops with eggplant and leeks, for which our server suggested a medium-weight Cartlidge & Brown pinot noir--an excellent match. Capping things off are desserts like braised pineapple with coconut sorbet and a macadamia nut cookie or molten chocolate cake with sesame brickle ice cream and wasabi-vanilla bean syrup. A creative brunch list features malasadas, Portuguese doughnuts popular in Hawaii. Sola delivers its entire menu curbside--call ahead, pay with a card, and pull up in front.

David Hammond

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Price: $$$
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