Marmalade was truly a wonderful dining experience. Peter is not only a great chef but also very nice person - he made sure to deliver food to every table and had a chat with everyone!
We ordered a 5 course with wine paring. I have to say that you must order the wine paring. Some wines were absolutely amazing besides completing the dish! I don't drink white wine and our waiter was able to pare everything with red absolutely perfectly!
So why 4 and not 5 stars?
Appetizers - yellow tail poke and foie gras - were outstanding! Popcorn shrimp could be great but they were a little too salty for my taste . However that popcorn shrimp and wine paring was absolutely insane (I had red wine paring) - stunning combination!
Now let me tell you about the white bean soup that you get if you order 4, 5 or 6 course meals - it's to die for. Finished with truffle oil - that soup alone was worth the trip to San Juan. Yeah. That good!
So after two appetizers and amazing soup with some outstanding wine parings we were expecting stunning entrees. And they were good. They were exactly what they were supposed to be but I wasn't blown away. In fact I felt that my beef tenderloin was just ok. It was cooked perfectly but lacked flavor. My husband also wasn't blown away by the halibut cheeks.
Desert was delicious - I had creme Crème brûlée and I don't remember what my husband had..
So 4 stars is because I feel that when you walk out with almost $400 bill after tip for two - the main course (the star of a show) - should be stunning. But appetizers, waiter, amazing wine paring, coconut mojito (yum!!!!) - saved the day. And also - Peter - his personality - he is really a great chef to talk to!
We will be back and try other entrees this time! :)
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