A rather disappointing dining experience, if truth be known. Granted, it would have helped I am sure had I chosen what I was to eat rather than had a set meal with work colleagues, but all the same, it was below par.
The setting is beautiful - a fabulous atmosphere with polished wood walls and good heavy linen on the tables, and in a great part of the old town. So far, so promising.
Waiter was attentive, but cold and aloof - no explanations of what we were being served. He did however keep the wine coming, which was nice... and the fact that it was a rather nasty acid red probably owed more to my hosts' economy than the standard of the restaurant's wine list.
But what of the main event, the food? Let's ignore the clumsy pretension of serving some of it on pieces of slate instead of plates, and concentrate on the quality and scope of it. Both the starter and the main were luke-warm, surely not a deliberate affectation but a result of a small kitchen (you can see inside from the dining room - there were 2 chefs) struggling to deal with more than a few covers at once. The main course was a cut of beef that, frankly, would have been better left on the cow it came from - fatty and not in a good way, the meat had the texture of a warm, chewy jelly. It was telling that of the dozen or so in our party, only 2 people ate the lot. And it was a pretty small piece of meat in the first place... No vegetables whatsoever with this - because they're modern, I guess, and being haute.
Amuse bouche was not very funny at all. A poached egg.
Dessert was the highlight, a fabulous but all-too miserly chocolate sponge with wafer thin sides and a molten rich sauce within. Clever, but too small again.
A shame then. The couple eating alone in one corner appeared to be enjoying their meal, so maybe we just got unlucky.
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