This was our fifth visit to Blues over a period of ten years. It has always been one of our favourites when we visit Cape Town. This time we went on Valentines evening. We were surprised to see it was only about half full but after the meal we could see why. The waiter was young and had little idea of the menu. The food was very ordinary. When we received our desserts, Butternut Creme Brulee, two of our party immediately tasted onions. We asked to see the chef who eventually came over. He listened to the complaint but clearly didn't believe it. He said it was a new dish he was introducing that night and thought we were not used to the taste. He said he was trying to push the boundaries. By this time we were aware that two people on two adjacent tables were also unhappy with their brûlées. Eventually the chef took the brulees back to the kitchen and we could see that he was tasting them and discussing them with others in the kitchen. He then came back and said he was removing the Butternut brulees from the menu.
The whole episode left us with a feeling that this chef is letting .down the reputation of Blues - a great pity. It will be a long time before we take a chance on Blues again
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