Wow is this a dud! I don’t get it that this is a Zagat 26. This reveals the problem with "neighborhood" restaurants. You get the Neighborhood to vouch for a mediocre at best place and Zagat buys it. Staff is completely unprepared with no knowledge of the menu. The chef seems to focus on cafeteria style entrees. Lots of breading, more starch on the side and no creativity what so ever. I guess the neighborhood likes overpriced flavorless food. I strongly recommend a car ride to Addison, Brasserie, Bastide, Market or Arterra to experience something more worthwhile.
Details on the 12/31/10 tasting menu:
Amuse Bouche – dry with no hint of cheese and cold
Onion tart – dough had not been prepared properly and turned into cereal. No flavor
Foie gras – Nice paring with persimmon but the veins where left in the Foie and the cardboard it was served on was dry.
Mushroom crusted Cod – This was a copy of fish and chips from elementary school. Cod topped with a large amount of oily breadcrumbs (no sign of mushrooms) the veggies were nice.
Dessert – who cares after this meal!
11966 El Camino Real, San Diego, CA 92130
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