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I ate at Bianca, and it................?

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I ate at Bianca, and it................?

mysterioso? | Nov 8, 2004 12:25 AM

Was well below average. The room is cool, the service is shoddy. The service staff was very young and unexperienced. It is hard to find a whole team of good service staff I know, but they could have looked a little harder. They seemed like Villanova kids that didn't know much at all about food, or wine. The Sommelier was however very nice and knowledgeable. He said he came from Vegas/New York.

The menu read ok, but nothing special. Portions were undersized you could say. I am familiar with the fine line between too much food, and not enough food in a nice restaurant, and this was definately not enough food. Brief run down on food ordered.

Lobster "cocktail" with horseradish cream
Was very small, and not thrilling at all.

Osso Buco with polenta
Was very weak. 3 baby carrots on plate, and some polenta that was not creamy at all. No other veg. besides 3 little baby carrots! And the sauce was simply, very reduce veal stock that made your lips stick together. That is not Osso Buco!

Grilled Tuna with olive oil potatoes
Tuna was not seasoned at all! A 6 - 7 oz. piece of grilled fish with zero salt or pepper! That's all I'll say...

Lobster Pasta (can't remeber the exact noodle, but parpadelle)

this was terrible. It was so sweet, I swear it had sugar in it. It was a tomato sauce, and I know some people use a shot of sugar as opposed to some grated carrot for a TOUCH of sweetness, but wow. This really had granulated sugar taste all throughout it. Not pleasant at all.

Dessert was weak also.
A raspberry napoleon thing with just some raspberries that weren't even sweet, 3 basic tuille cookies, and whipped cream that wasn't even sweetened.

Cheese selection
3 run of the mill cheeses, can't even remember exactly, but there was a domestic blue veined cheese, a goats milk cheese, and pecorino sarda. A couple grapes, crostini, and some membrillo (quince paste) All the cheeses were entirely too cold.

Dinner was for 4 (didn't list everything we had. Sorry, nothing else stood out though) 1 bottle of wine for 42 dollars, and 3 glasses of icewine, and the bill was $315 ......

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