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“Horseflesh steak served with total apathy”
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Figovec
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed August 9, 2011

Figovec lacked the campignons, truffles, prešeren steak, gorgonzola, aubergines, courgettes, pommes frites, and kajmak necessary to prepare at least half of the dishes listed, so only two people out of our group of of nine were able to order anything actually listed on the menu provided. The waitress seemed highly annoyed that we were adamant about ordering horseflesh rumpsteak rather than the twice-as-expensive horseflesh beefsteak, and seemed equally perturbed that despite the meager portions we had no appetite for the blueberry dessert idling in the case with the wan flourescent light at the end of our table. It was necessary to order mostly off-menu, resulting in some unpleasant surprises when the bill ultimately arrived. Most diners can accept that certain ingredients are seasonal, but by failing to alter menus or to train staff to effectively communicate what is offered on a given day, Figovec fell short the modicum of professionalism one reasonably expects when dining at a moderately-priced establishment.

The food itself was nothing special. One member of our party had to wait about forty minutes longer than anyone else for his veal, subsisting gamely on his side salad as the others first waited and then finally convinced to begin their rapidly cooling horseflesh steaks. As the only vegetarian in the party, I'm really not prepared to speak to the quality of Figovec's mainstay, the horseflesh steak. My entree of "special Slovenian mushrooms" prepared in scrambled eggs was nothing I couldn't have fixed for myself in five minutes from my own kitchen in New Jersey. My side dish of roasted tomatoes with a dash of oregano was tasty, but not exactly inspired. Meanwhile, sampling Figovec's Slovenian pinot noirs convinced us that price point and quality have absolutely no correlation here...you might as well stick with the more economical options.

Our evening at Figovec ended on an appropriately ridiculous note: only after we'd finished our main course did the waitress bring some bread for the table, throwing her hands up after dispensing with the breadbasket in a gesture of apparent resignation.

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