We were looking forward to this holiday dinner. Hadn't eaten since mid morning so we were both starving. Took forever for staff to serve predinner drinks - I couldn't get a glass of German Reisling - only by the bottle. I only drink one glass per day. So I drank water. When we finally sat down to dinner (around 8:00 PM) - the served their signature starters - platters of deep fried chips in place of bread. They were extremely greasy. I told the waitress twice that due to medical reasons I could not eat anything very greasy or deep fried - she shook her head and said she would look into it. I didn't dare touch the potato starters. The entree was to be served with deep fried macaroni and cheese - again I told her I would like simple veggies since I couldn't eat deep fried food. My salad arrived with a balsamic vinegar dressing that was very bitter and the soggy lettuce was swimming in it. Sent it back uneaten. My steak and veggies were served floating in grease - worse than most greasy spoons along the interstates! I rescued a few pieces of veggies and tried to fish the meat out of the congealing fat in the plate. The steak was very rare - I had requested well done. Needless to say - I ate very little - and returned to our hotel very hungry. Thank goodness for granola bars in my suitcase. My husbands plate had much less grease on it than mine - almost as if the kitchen decided to get even with me for requesting a meal with minimal fat and grease. But even he said the meal was far too greasy for his tastes!! If we are ever invited to this establishment again - I will eat out before we go. Far tastes good but this meal was very unhealthy and totally inappropriate for my dietary needs.
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