While the food was good at this restaurant, the service was so terrible that I could not rate it above average. And like I mentioned, the food was good but not great. The most upsetting thing was that the sommelier did not open the wine at the table! I haven't seen that before and I don't like it. When you spend a couple hundred on a bottle of wine, you want the whole experience, which includes the opening of the wine. Moving on to the amuse bouche. It was a mini goat cheese profiterole type thing that didn't taste fresh (like it was frozen and then reheated or something). The scallop ceviche appetizer was alright but unfortunately, the main ingredient didn't sing. The presentation also didn't make sense since the scallops were overwhelmed by some crispy thing on top (why hide such a beautiful ingredient?). I tried the truffle pasta course which was actually just a deconstructed carbonara - doesn't make sense - that lacked truffle flavor and was just not good. The venison, while I must admit was cooked well, lacked flavor. It needed some sauce and the dollops of whatever it was that were hidden under the brussels sprouts were useless (no flavor and I didn't even know they were there until I was almost done). Furthermore, in my opinion, there was just a little too much empty space on that plate. On the bright side, the dessert was heavenly. Presentation was great and the flavors all worked (not surprising though since beets and chocolate are a pretty trendy combo nowadays).
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