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banquet at Loews hotel

Mosca | Nov 22, 2004 05:32 PM

Some good, some not so good.

The canapes were pretty decent; we were served mini potato pancakes w/applesauce, spiced beef on skewers, mini crabcakes, and California rolls; all were very nice, but the mini potato pancakes were actually delightful, bite-sized and quite good.

Dinner was a mixed bag. The salad was interesting, radicchio, arugula and the like with bleu cheese, sun dried cherries, a ring of carmelized onion and a cabernet vinaigrette; some liked it, and some didn't (I did). Main course was some kind of white fish (I never found out which) and a petite filet mignon, over mashed potato with asparagus spears and sweet carrots. The fish was somewhat overdone, the filets were VERY rare, too much so even for this meat eater, and a slight bit gamey; the potato was boring. The asparagus and carrot were OK, but not anything other than a garnish, really.

Desserts were from a buffet, and were sweet.

Eh; what can I say. The view from the 33rd floor is breathtaking, and I was with friends and associates. The hotel is beautiful.

It was a banquet; the rules are a little bit different. Still, I think I expected better.

Tom

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