I had to get so much done today but I managed to sneak in some food at a local pub I used to go to in my younger years. It was completely renovated with the ambiance of a fine wine type restaurant, which I was completely underdressed for. However, I was welcomed very professionally and seated right away.
I ordered the Coconut Shrimp as an appetizer… and wow! The presentation was as yummy as it looks! I’m not a huge fan of spicy sauces, but I tasted a bit of it and it wasn’t too spicy hot, but still too spicy for me haha.
For the main course, I ordered the Chef’s Special Red Snapper on Grilled Lemons and Tomatoes with Rice and Black Beans. This was a huge disappointment. It’s my preference to have my main course on one plate so when they brought out these two dishes by two different servers… I was confused….one brought out this hot wood and iron plate. I felt like I was getting served from an iron frying pan. The next server brought out a bowl of white rice and black beans. Yes, I was confused. Like, why the great presentation? I was waiting for a band or something to pop out of nowhere. When I inspected the tomato dish it looked really good, but the fish was burned to the bottom of this “frying pan” platter, so of course the fish was dry and tasteless, basically it was dry fish on salsa. I tasted a fork full of the rice which, you guessed it, it tasted like plain white rice and black beans. I was completely underwhelmed. Completely.
On that note, the overall presentation was great but, damn…it seemed like such a waste. I finished my iced tea and asked for the bill not even looking at the dessert menu. It was a very confusing experience, but an experience nonetheless. I probably won’t be coming back to this place anytime soon, but maybe I’ll give them another shot in a few more months.
Until the next restaurant…happy nom noms! 🙂