While my husband and I were in town from VT last week to see Paul McCartney, we decided to spend an extra day to check out beautiful Quenec City. We didn't have much of a plan - we hoped to walk through the streets of the old city and check out different shops, bars, and restaurants. When we got hungry, we started looking for a place to eat that wouldn't a tourist trap, and we found this place. The reviews were good, and the menu looked enticing.
We both opted for the multi-course option, which included an appetizer, soup or salad, an entree, and dessert. At no point as we were ordering the the waiter mention any delay, and we had no reason to expect one as the restaurant appeared to be nearly empty.
My appetizer was salmon. A big pile of smoked salmon that was good, but not great. The soup was some kind of puree; my husband liked it, but I thought it was bland. The entree... um, apparently completely forgettable, because I don't even remember what I had. And the dessert was strawberries in a bowl with some whipped cream. Thrilling!
The problem, though, is that the whole thing took over two hours. Each course was spaced apart by 20 minutes or more. At first, we thought maybe we were being paced this way intentionally, but it was absurd! After waiting 20 minutes for our entree (and sadly recognizing that our night was - more or less - over), we asked the waiter what the delay was. It was hard to get his attention, because he'd been avoiding eye contact with us all night.... but once we did, he explained that they had a large group in the back and we were behind them. It seems to me that we could have been told this before we ordered a four course meal!
We had been looking forward to gallivanting all around the city, but by the time this meal was over, we were irritated and tired, and all the bars in the old city had closed. If the waiter had given us any indication that it would be like this, we might have just ordered one course, but as it was, it felt like we were being held captive.
He brought us each a complimentary drink in apology. I appreciate the gesture, but I didn't really want any more wine, and it didn't make up for our lost evening.
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