The word 'selah' is used frequently in the Old Testament book of Psalms. It indicates a pause which one should use for reflection and deep thought. Selah the restaurant indeed cultivates a relaxed atmosphere, with its gentle lighting and simple furniture. As I visited at dinner time, we were amongst the non-corporate patrons, who filled the place with a gentle buzz. The waitresses were friendly enough... Just not as polished as the other higher-end restaurants I've visited recently (I do appreciate my constant refills of water).
First, the wine. I hadn't had a good red in quite a while and I settled on the 2011 Holm Oak pinot noir. A rich, bright red in colour, it was smooth on the palate and had a light fruity scent. Delicious and pleasant to drink.
|Pinot noir ($11.00 a glass)|
|Trio of tuna ($22.00)|
|Seared tuna with sesame & herb crust|
|Hazelnut baklava ($15.00)|
|China gunpowder tea ($4.00)|
|Apple caramel custard, apple gel, butterscotch mousse & oatmeal ($15.00)|