Canyon Rose, Los Abrigados, 160 Portal Lane, Sedona, 1-602-282-7673. Hours: Breakfast, 7 to 11 a.m.; Lunch, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Dinner, 5 to 10 p.m., seven days a week.
L'Auberge does meet all expectations in the romance department. It puts you in the mood.
I envy my dining accomplice's delicious flourless chocolate cake, which is cold like ice cream and served with creme anglaise.
Under chef Todd Hall's direction, the Canyon Rose has received so much good press that I arrive with high expectations.
Call me jaded, but nothing on the menu appeals to me. I feel I've seen it all before.