Happy Valentine's Day at Lark and Licorous!
My wife and I visited Chef John Sundstrom's Lark (and Sundstrom's neighboring Licorous for cocktails) last night for Valentine?s Day. The food, service and atmosphere were superior as-reported by other reviewers. Our only regret was that they chose to offer a prix fixe 4-course menu rather than their usual renowned menu of diverse, creative, dynamic small plates. Oh well,... We'll just have to come back some other time soon! :-) The focus of my review is to comment on the impact to patrons of Lark and Licorous (which is to say, little-to-none) by recent demonstrations being held outside these two neighboring establishments on peak evenings (recently on Fridays, and this Valentine?s Day). No one wanting to visit these two excellent establishments should be dissuaded from going. From the standpoint of the dining experience, one is barely aware of the demonstration activity going on outside. We, supporting and defending the demonstrator?s right to free speech, chose to enter and exit via the front door. A credit to their cause, the demonstrators behaved in a respectful, law-abiding manner ? in the best spirit of non-violent protest. They did not block the sidewalk nor impair patron's right-of-way in any way. Again, I recommend visiting both Licorous and Lark for a wonderful evening. I would also not hesitate to visit on a protest night (and we probably will as we cannot come on a week night). In closing, I would encourage both diners, demonstrators and employees to continue to treat each other with respect for each other's human-, civil- and social rights (as exhibited to my wife and I ? and, hopefully, exhibited by us ? last night). Looking forward to our next visit to Lark and Licorous! Peace.