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thoughts on sushi inn and loire


Restaurants & Bars Ontario (inc. Toronto) Sushi

thoughts on sushi inn and loire

zoe3654 | | Feb 20, 2009 09:01 AM

Feeling resentful...
After reading Loire was one of J. Kate's "10 best of 08," I went. Have that resentment in pit of stomach when it's $130 for two and not worth it, not one bit. I had the famed steak/frites in shallot sauce: tiny portion of tepid, grizly flank diplayed in fanned-out medallions as though prime meat. (Isn't the charm of steak frites its unpretentious, casual presentation? Here, very much mutton dressed as lamb.) One-note meagre drizzle of shallot sauce begged for salt. No visible side, though advertised to come with a roasted garlic polenta. That's it. I'm 118 lb and not enough for me. I wonder if off night, or as usual, are we simply not a world-class dining city or do many people just not really know their food.

Sushi Inn scam revealed...
Have always gone. Convenient Cumberland location. Finally figured out what's wrong with the place; their goal is to upsell you as much as possible and rush you out, i.e. in under 15-20 min.. I tried to relax with a book, while listening to two young philosopher boys debate the world in their sweet, intense 19-year-old way. My sushi came after two slurps of miso, and my dishes were whisked as soon as I put the last piece to my lips. He hovered as I continued to read and sip tea. I finally confronted him, gently asking if they were urged to rush customers as quickly as possible. He admitted it was so. Never going back. I'm not a loiterer at a donut counter. The place is not cheap or good enough to pull that stuff.

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