Hi chowhounds. went to Heartland last night for the first time ever. Was really excited to go, especially because of their vegetarian tasting menu. Vegetarian menu items are usually so dull and uninspired and I was anxious to see what Lenny had to offer.
What a disappointment. We ordered a soup that wasn't on the tasting menu and it was good. It was labeled as a root vegetable soup with wild rice and mushrooms. The 'shrooms were delicious, but there was no taste of any root vegetables. Just mushrooms and rice in a cream sauce. My first course was frise with cheve, pecans, and onions. the very cold, smokey red onions completely overpowered every other flavor. my entree course was really terrible, but sounded so good: red curry squash gnocchi. There were 6 tiny gnochis that were flavorless and gritty and there wasn't a sauce on them. There was some very undercooked leafy greens that were bitter. The whole thing desperately needed seasoning and a sauce!!!!!!! I could have made a much better meal for myself. The dessert was good, but not amazing. It was some mound of chocolate cake and pear.
Tell me, am I the only one out there that isn't impressed with Heartland?