Sigh... Eating out is becoming tiring. I am so bored with spending even $125 and not being satisfied with the meal. It's terrible that one has to SPEND in order to GET...
On the weekend, we patronized Wish, looking for a nice meal, not too expensive, near Yorkville but not Yorkville prices.
It's not that it was bad. It just wasn't that great... No WOW factor at all.
The apps were good (Shrimp Martini and Heirloom Tomato Salad) but we both had the Halibut main and it was destroyed by a sickly sweet lavender honey sauce... It was too bad because the fish itself was really nice and fresh, perfectly cooked to flaky, moist deliciousness... But that sauce... and the undercooked corn fritter with too much flour... ugh.
Not gross, just not worth the effort. Most annoying though was that in an empty room, they placed a newly arrived couple right next to us. Which is no big deal when the place is loud and busy but suddenly becomes overwhelmingly self-consciousness inducing when there is no one else in the room.
We skipped dessert.
Went over to the Four Seasons - we were going to get a drink at the bar - but then my dearest and most wonderful husband popped his head into Truffles and they were more than happy to accomodate us for dessert. In a beautiful setting, with a wonderful table and the most delectable passionfruit dessert I have ever had... We weren't dressed to the nines but never felt out of place. The service was impeccable ... as always (we have dined there before)... Okay, so dessert x2 with coffees, sparking water and a dessert wine for my husband was $70... But I spent a perfect hour and some there, capping off our evening! That, to me, is worth it.
I've come to the conclusion that I am going to eat out less, but eat out well...