Dry Pasta anyone?
Posted on 03 / 11 / 2008
I have to admit this was one of the poorest eating experiences I have ever had. My girlfriend was served an undercooked Portobello - dry and spongy - as her starter. Mine consisted of three small slices of bread, each the size of a large coin with a dollop of some over zesty mix to spread on them. It was a starter, but €7 for 3 small slices of bread is a little hard to comprehend.
Then the main dishes were served, and these were both very disappointing. The prices were quite high (€17 - €21) and my girlfriends place consisted of two skewers of unseasoned mushrooms and a baked potato! For myself, I received a plate of a dry pasta, with dry pastry with some of the zesty pesto sauce from my previous plate! There were salads involved served as side dishes, but shredded lettuce and cabbage is not quite my idea of a salad from this level of restaurant.
The pasta was so dry, something had to be said, and the response from the chef was about as jaw dropping as the prices they were asking for such a dismal meal - its supposed to be dry!! I did not recall the menu mentioning 'a dry pasta'.
Then desert came. We were wondering how anyone could manage to ruin a desert? But a vegetarian restaurant serving a cheese cake with a thick layer of gelatin (glycerin) on the top makes you think if these people really know what they are doing? It was too much and we decided not to even stay for coffee.
The food was very bad, and the response to our criticism was even worst. We were obviously very unsatisfied customers and we were treated as if we had been in the wrong. I have read other reviews about this restaurant (in Dutch) and they have also mentioned the pasta being incredibly dry. We have offered our criticism to the restaurant, and they wish to do nothing about it but makes us pay for a terrible evening.
It was not all bad though... the waitresses were pleasant enough! But, that is not enough for me to recommend this restaurant to anybody.
Helpful wait staff, Nice ambience
Bad food, Bad service, Expensive for the food you get