The menu at Le Meritage begins with the wine. Instead of courses, it’s divided into three styles of whites (sparkling, light, and full-bodied) and three reds (fruity, spicy-earthy, and robust), with dishes to match each glass. All wines can be ordered by the half glass, and all dishes are served in both small and large portions, so it’s easy to create your own multicourse tasting. And you’ll want to sample the full range of chef Michael Farrell’s creative and precisely executed New American cuisine. The dining room, looking out on the hotel’s quiet courtyard, which often hosts weddings, is filled with both wine aficionados and couples in love.