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Panache - don't bother

Rosco | Nov 3, 2004 12:30 PM

New office is located nearby so checked it out for luch today.

Absolutely mediocre.

Factory bread w/ tell-tale bumps on bottom - not crusty. Fried artichoke w/ roasted yellow peppers, "prosciutto" and cream sauce: sort of OK - soggy peppers, prosciutto was thick sliced domestic (bland), cream sauce was unspiced. Mussels w/ marinara: mussels were "not that fresh", marinara may as well have been from a jar. Italian rice balls: well fried but second rate cheese and again not flavorful. Sherry (I didn't specify): they obviously stock the cheapest they can find (I didn't drink it or bother sending it back).

The menu LOOKED tempting, but the execution and ingredients just are not there.

Bill for one: $33 plus tip.

I wouldn't even call this place a third rate Jaleo. IMO, the Farragut Sq. neighborhood can and should do a lot better.

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