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Alma de Cuba dissappointment


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Alma de Cuba dissappointment

Etcetera | Mar 8, 2006 10:16 AM

So we ate at Alma de Cuba this weekend for the first time.

We shared the spinach and artichoke empanada, which was actually quite nice. The flavors were fairly subtle, so it was completely overwhelmed by the acidy onion/olive/pepper relish on which it was served (save the relish for after). Plus...for a hot dish, it came out of the kitchen a little on the cool side.

My SO had the adobo rack of lamb...very tasty. I had a cocoa/adobo crusted pork tenderloin, also very flavorful. The yuca rellena with goat cheese and lamb picadillo that came with the lamb was excellent...the other sides were a bit less memorable, although tasty.

My dissapointment is that both entrees came out of the kitchen at barely above room temperature. We asked the server to please correct the problem. Someone from the kitchen was kind enough to bring a small snack to "help tide us over" until our meals came back out. When our meals were returned, both the lamb chops and the pork tenderloin, which were supposed to be medium-rare, came back on the well side, because they were simply reheated. Even worse, by the time they were brought to the table, they were warm at best. My SO was a bit exasperated, so we ate without further complaint...

On the up side, the "chocolate cigar" dessert was incredibly good, and almost worth returning for.

Is it too much to ask to have my meal prepared correctly when I am paying top dollar for it?

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