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Corton - a cautionary note

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Corton - a cautionary note

CTGirl100 | Apr 28, 2009 04:27 PM

I ate at Corton a couple of weeks ago with very high expectations. My first meal there was fantastic. This second meal was a disappointment.

Our first visit was for the early 6:00 seating (not my desired time). I felt a bit rushed but other than that loved the food. Second visit was at 9:00 and, oddly, I still felt a bit rushed. We went with the three course tasting ($79) and added an extra course. It was called "Flavors of Early Spring" - an appetizer - and had a $15 surcharge. It really was nothing special. Miniscule portions (maybe 3 bites) and nothing great from a flavor standpoint. It didn't impress at all and I have no idea why there was a surcharge (when we were there is it was daurade and spider crab). The "From the Garden" which I loved the first time around seemed to have been simplified. Both the John Dory and Pheasant were over cooked and dry.

We skipped dessert (even though it was included in the price) because, to be honest, we were just so disappointed with the experience. Then the bill came. The extra appetizer (just one) we ordered (and please remember we passed on dessert) was billed at $42. Yes - $42. I know - we didn't ask the price and couldn't expect concessions because we didn't order dessert but I really left with a bad taste in my mouth. Just a little warning if you are thinking of supplementing at Corton , . .

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