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Volt Table 21 Dinner

phdfoodie | | Sep 17, 2010 05:13 AM

Did Table 21 for our anniversary and the food was amazing - delicious, artistic, exciting food. Almost every course was perfect - the standouts were the goat cheese ravioli, tuna tartar, and a corn/crab soup, typical dishes recreated in completely new ways. A couple of dishes could have been better (I have had better sweetbreads, the "cheese course" of a cube of green apple sponge with blue cheese sprinkled over it was just weird), but hey, it's 21 courses. The only real disappointment was that Brian did not interact with us at all - not even a "thank you all for coming". He just stayed in the background, away from the counter we were sitting at. During what was an obvious lull between seatings in the big dining room (the other chefs were just standing around), he disappeared. Even when my husband told one of the servers how excited we were to be there, nothing. He did pose for pictures with everyone before we left, but it seemed forced. I understand that it's his restaurant and he's about the food, but it would have been nice if he had even introduced one dish and shared his thoughts about it, or even just welcomed us to the table. Let's face it, his "celebrity" is at least part of the reason the table is booked until Dec 2011, and he could have honored that.

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