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Herbs...thumbs down on Winterlicious!


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Herbs...thumbs down on Winterlicious!

j2brady | | Feb 7, 2007 04:39 PM

Hello all,

I know from other posts that Winterlicious is not always what it is hyped up to be!

However, since I had never had tried a Winterlicious dinner before I though I would give it a go.

Based on the menu, my party and I booked into Herbs. The menu sounded great! I had a nice sized serving of foie gras pate with an iced cider gelee, a chicken breast stuffed with wild boar accompanied by a fabulous reduction, fingerling potatoes and green beans cooked so surprisingly perfectly that I almost (if only they too were stuffed with wild boar!) enjoyed those the most.

But....and this is a big BIG BUT!....The waitress was absolutely sour!

We were a party of four and noticeably younger than the rest of the crowd (although not that young we are all last twenties early thirties). The minute we sat I could tell the waitress was not impressed. From there it was down hill....attentive service it was not!

I waitressed for years and totally appreciate the need to attend to perhaps more demanding high maintenance tables but the magic of a good waitress is in not letting that show.

To top it off, as we put on our coats we were accidently blocking her entrance into the adjascent dinning room and she, quite visibly, began rolling her eyes at us!

She made us feel like second class diners! Her lack professionalism is not doing justice to the wonderful meal the chef prepared.