Cafe Camellia in Bellflower has long been a leader in the quality of the wine list and the skill Owner-Executive Chef Richard Alm shows in blending his Asian fusion cuisine with French fare. It had been much too long since our last visit but Richard was on hand to greet us.
We were there with Jim Woodin's Academy of Culinary Professionals and were served a seven course, Tapas styled dinner which can only be described as memorable.
This restaurant, rates four stars each year, has long been a leader in the quality of the wine list and the skill Richard Alm always displays in matching the food with the wines. And once again we were not disappointed.
Five wines were served with the tapas starting with a Sonoma Brut sparkling wine and finishing with a 1999 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon.
Cafe Camellia, with full bar and lounge, is located at 16916 Bellflower Blvd. in Bellflower. Off street free parking is available.Telephone 562 866-2824. It is open for lunch Monday thru Friday and for dinner six nights, closed Sundays.