We had to go to Stuttgart on short notice, did not find a table on Saturday evening, and ended up here, hoping for a good meal. Whish we never did!
Although, it started off nicely. We were received very politely. The modern restaurant looks very well. Seats are very comfortable. Wine list is short, but well thought, not over expensive.
We decided for the autumn menu, since it was the season.
Greeting from the kitchen was an ordinary paprika soup, after which, I was served grilled duckbreast on pumpkinsalad. That salad was a tasteless grated RAW pumpkin, curled endive without seasoning, overthrown with some lines of reduced Aceto Balsamico. Luckily the meat was good quality, though again, not seasoned well.
My partner had a tasteless pumpkin soup, with what should have been Parmesan foam?
It came even worse: Tournedos of fillet of beef on Pumpkin risotto. Not only did they overcook the risotto, more mash of rice, but they managed to cut that beautiful tender, thick fillet in two. Result: overbaked meat. Why?
The dessert all the more worse: that pumpkin pastry was so hard, you could not cut it. We even tried to tear it apart by hand, it was not to be done. The "Mousse au Chocolat" was pudding instead of mousse. Becoming suspicious I ordered the "Crème Brulée". No luck, it was not more than a vanilla pudding right from a package, with caramellised sugar. I had to give it back to the kitchen since it was not burned enough. After that you could at least eat it.
After repeated complaining they offered us the dessert for free.
The waitress asked if we would like to talk to the chef, since we were not at all satisfied. Well, he comes right from school and knows nothing of the culinary scene. Imagine, he makes that risotto 24h upfront!
Please hotelmanagement, help this friendly guy, send him to follow lessons in the starred and other supergood kitchens that Stuttgart is so renown for!! Or give him a pile of good cookbooks.
I would like to give one more point for the waitress who managed to stay superfriendly and for the nice surroundings, but cannot not, since to our stupefaction, we even had to pay for the parking!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The arcona MO.HOTEL is the ideal starting point for all of your visits in and around Stuttgart. The rooms are tasteful, individual, modern and functionally designed for you. Relax in the spacious sauna and fitness area. Our Weinwirtschaft lounge and restaurant and [mo.od] bar offer plenty of room for hospitality. Always thoughtful of your needs, our team of chefs consistently find the balance between creative and classic dishes. Additionally, we offer a large perfectly equipped event area to fulfil your every need. ... more less
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