10 April, 2009

Wine Bar Wednesday - 6.2009 Dishdash, Sunnyvale CA

Lured by the collective draw of Luscious Lush Thea, Winehiker Russ and new friend, Calipiddy, I planned my day around staying in the South Bay and was not the CHP's bane on Northbound 880 as I normally am. Am I glad I did!

DishDash, located in Sunnyvale on that adorable Murphys Avenue is a suburban oasis. The decor is lovely with dark, rich finishes and swoopy drapery. The menu rocked the Mediterranean delights with tiny, tasty falafel balls and all the fixings. Baba ganoush, hummus, and other freshly housemade snacks, supported our convivial mini Tweetup. Proprietor, Emad came over and introduced us personally to his philosophy and concept. He used the same decorator who did Necktar Wine Bar in SF and has recently added a wine focus to distinguish his location from others in the neighborhood. A nice job he did too, with many options by the glass and many more by the bottle. To train his staff, he created a mini matrix so that even if the servers are unfamiliar with the wine, they have a reference to comment and suggest suitable food pairs. And bonus, he expressed to us his desire to keep prices low so people can drink more. You have to love that.

So if you find yourself in Sunnyvale and want to grab a tasty snack or meal and want to experience something special, try Dishdash. A caravansary for the people!

So if we apply Xandria's criteria:
Affordability - With many plates you can share and nice selections by the glass, the affordability factor here is good

Wine list - Great selection with a focus on value

Wait staff- Very attentive and while not seasoned or wine focused, management definitely gives them the tools to be effective.


Food- Fresh and delicious with authentic Mediterranean spices. I am still dreaming of the baba ganoush.

In summary, a great Silicon Valley destination when you want some great food and good wine:
190 s. murphy street
Sunnyvale, CA 94086
(408) 774-1889
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