Decisions, decisions -- what restaurant should we go to for the whitefish??? I could have gone to several different places, but I love mashed potatoes so we decided that Cawthorne Village Inn was the place! It was a bit pricey, but oh well, it sounded like a good meal.
The plate was presented beautifully, with the planked whitefish in the middle and the mashed potatoes decorating the edge, along with the vegetables. Okay, a bite of fish and I'm ready for the mashed potatoes. One bite and I could tell they were instant mashed potatoes. Very disappointed! The Manager came over to find out how our meal was and I said the fish was very good but asked if the potatoes were instant. She said she would ask the chef. She returned to our table and stated that since the Grand Hotel had taken over their restaurant, they served fresh potatoes and fresh vegetables. I thanked her, but knew that the potatoes were instant. There is a certain smell to instant mashed pototoes. Don't get me wrong; I've eaten many, many mashed potatoes. I just did not expect this for a $24 dinner. The chef also came over and explained that they were fresh Idaho mashed potatoes and asked if I'd like a different starch. Again, I was not going to argue, but was very disappointed in the dishonesty. I will not be returning there!
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