Bigger isn't always better, which is why Mizuna-alum Royce Oliveira chose a 628-square-foot location on East Colfax Avenue for the home of To the Wind Bistro, the restaurant he opened last spring with his wife and pastry chef Leanne Adamson. "We were looking for something small," he explains. "That way if I mess up, I mess up small rather than mess up big." See also: First look at To the Wind Bistro, now open on Colfax
The downside to such an intimate space is that he and Adamson are always on duty. But the benefit is that "the two of us are responsible for the food," he says. "Nothing is going out that we're not happy with."
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Guests at this Mediterranean-style bistro might find another downside: a wait. With only nineteen seats, including four at the chef's counter, the place has a tendency to fill early. Find out if the food is worth waiting for when my review of To the Wind Bistro is posted here tomorrow.