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Red Stripe Providence (somewhat long)

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Red Stripe Providence (somewhat long)

Enfielder | Jan 4, 2006 08:53 PM

Went to the Red Stripe based on some postings on this board and several dishes on their menu. I was alone, and waited for a seat at the bar Sunday night around 8:30. My experience was slightly underwhelming.

First course - frisee salad - everything was very fresh, but the lardons (bacon) were overcooked to the point where I couldn't get a fork into them - I realize that bacon being crisper than I like is not unusual.

Second course - moulles frites - nice portion, good flavor in the broth (greque style). I thought the mussels had been cooked too long, and there could have bene more vegetables (fennel, etc.) in the broth. The bread served was either toasted to death or stale - impossible to use it to sop up the goodies.

Dessert - butterscotch creme brulee - found the sugar topping to be thinner that I like (again, personal preference). The custard was not creamy - it approached the consistency of mascarpone cheese - nice flavor though.

There just seemed to be a pattern - eveything tasted fine, just cooked too long. Service was great.

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