We were here a few years ago before they had the big refurbishment – and it was magical. The setting is something out of a fairy tale. When we came back the next time, it was closed, so we were excited that this year, at long last, we were going to have the Delaire experience again.
We came for lunch, as we’re staying some distance away. The upgrade is extensive: it is beautifully done up, very posh. The staff were plentiful and attentive. But the food was a disappointment. We shared a cob salad – so far so good. But David ordered the fish, which looked nice but was a little overcooked. I had the belly pork, which should have been melting tender, and instead it was tough and undercooked. I did comment to our waiter about this, thinking that they might not charge us for the single scoop of sorbet I ordered for dessert, but no such luck.
All of the above, plus 2 glasses of wine, cost about twice as much as better meals we had elsewhere. A high premium to pay for the lovely setting. Next time we’ll just stop by for a drink or a coffee and eat our meal elsewhere.
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