My Red Hat group returned to Barbaresco for our annual Christmas luncheon. The restaurant has a new owner as of a month ago. What a disappointment compared to last year. My pasta was not hot and I saved most of it to warm over later. I did not send it back because there were others waiting for their food and we had one waiter for our group of 2 dozen.
Barbaresco had not wanted to honor the contract made with the prior owner and took many of the dishes and dessert away from our selection list. Our president was told each table of 4 could share a piece of cake, so she declined dessert for the group. However we got a menu which accidentally listed dessert, so they reluctantly served it -after asking who wanted dessert. Never ask a group of Red Hat ladies, whose informal motto is "eat dessert first," if they want dessert!