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7 years ago
09/06/2014, 04:40 AM
Diner food for fine dining prices? Me thinks not.
I’m floored by the great reviews of this place. It’s my eyes that can’t see I can still taste! OMG for 100 PP we were expecting fine dining. This place is probably on par with your local diner where you can get all 3 courses for 25 bucks, blindfold yourself and voila, I’ve just saved you 200 dollars, you’re welcome.
The experience was pretty cool and maybe if you can find a place that does it with decent food, it would be worth it, but the more I think about the evening the more I feel robbed.
There was not one drop of creativity in any of the food. The Amuse-bouche was a paper thin slice of apple with a dollop of goat cheese. I guess the inspiration came from 1st grade snack time when we had cheddar with apple slices. PS cheddar would have been better.
My starter was a “mystery” plate. So when the waitress brought it she said “Here is your mystery salad.” Mystery was gone. Furthermore the “mystery” starter was one of the 2 options that were on the menu in the first place. Should have just stuck to the one my husband got, the tuna, I had a bite and that was probably the best thing we were served the whole evening.
My husband went with the “mystery” main. When the waitress came she said, “Your steak knife is on the left.” Once again mystery solved. I was quite disappointed in my main. I got the pasta, which didn’t taste half bad I mean I like diner food for diner prices, not fine dining prices! The main issue was that it was about 80% eggplant. No it was not eggplant Parmesan. When I came home I looked at them menu to see what it was. I quote:
“Cavatappi Pasta with Roasted Peppers, Roasted Mushrooms, Snap Peas, Creamy Tomato Sauce, Grated Parmesan Cheese.”
Eggplant isn’t even listed as an ingredient! I know what eggplant tastes like, btw, it has a very distinct taste. I didn’t taste any snap peas BTW. They really count on you not seeing it and just throw any old thing on the plate. It was not warm either, but cool. It was something you’d send back in any other restaurant really.
Desert was ok. Nothing that I would expect when I’m paying 100PP though. My husband went for the “mystery” desert which was just sherbet. I went for the “chocolate cake” which was a small thick cookie, not cake.
The experience is interesting. I’ll give them that. Unfortunately, the biggest downfall of it is that larger groups of people don’t see other people around them so obviously it means that they are the only ones in the place so they scream and laugh like hyenas through the whole meal. Our waitress apologized 2 times. I think they should limit group sizes to 4. Above that the noise level is not manageable.
So I dunno, guess it’s something to do to cross off your bucket list, but know you’re paying for darkness, not food, nor atmosphere, only darkness. Maybe just use the money and invest in some quality thick blinds.