We end up in this pub after a ride on ours bikes .
Looking at the menu we decided to order 2 epetadas . A beef one for my 10 years old son and a gambas and beef for me and my husband to share .
The espetadas cames with chips rice and salads .
I asked to cook the beef medium /rare so I was expecting a piece of meat grilled from the outside and cutting it along I was expecting to see a brownish color on the meat becoming red with some blood in the core .
The meat was kind of a stew / boiled meat very gummy with no taste and that surely hasn't seen any grilling!!
On top of that the chips weren't good enough very gummy / floppy as well .
Rice ok ( its just plain raise how you can get wrong ? )
Then The waiters came and ask the ritual question : " is everything ok? " at this point I ve asked how they cooked the meat and she then admitted that the meat after being marinated goes into the oven after a quick trip on the grill !!!!
In the oven ????
No apologies from anyone just a manager concerned on the fact that I've eaten the meat and so she could not do anything more .
1 )I haven't told her my feedback as I wanted her to remake my dish ( if a dish doesn't comes right from the kitchen the 1st time it's very unusual that it will be right the second one.
2 ) I wanted to let her know that this is not an espetada . If I read espetada on the menu I expecting a certain quality that the dish as to cover .
If you are cooking something different you can but call it differently ( stew meet on a stick ?)
3) chips weren't good enough very floppy or if not they were burned.
4) when we entered in the pub after the waiter gave us a table the manager asked me ( before I've even took my jacket off!!!) if I wanted a bottle of wine as she wanted to know if she had to keep the glasses on the table .
Well this happens quite often in jersey. I'm Italian and , in Italy, but I think it's the same for France or Spain ... Europe in general, you can not know if you want wine before you order your food . No one in Italy would ask you if you want wine before you sit down first ! Second you need to know the menu and every one else tastes before you can answer to this basic but tricky question.
I don't order a bottle of wine to drink it I order the right wine that goes with the right food . Drinking wine it's like a walk in the park . You can't enjoy the nature of you close your eyes .
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