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blacksalt--poor execution

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blacksalt--poor execution

j. ryder | Feb 25, 2005 07:34 AM

I've eaten at Blacksalt three times now, all with a lot of anticipation, but poor results.

The place is quite sleek, especially the Bar (which is fun to drink at) and the elevated dining area in the back. the menu is tantalizing. The Chef knows how to write a menu that is for sure.

But nearly everything that I've eaten has been poorly executed, especially the over or under seasoning of the food.

There was a Portoguese seafood stew that was thin with rubbery shrimp and calamari rings floating on it. It looked nice but didn't taste like it was made by a master. I've definitely had better around town and in my own kitchen.

the tartare was greyish. the Squab with Foie Sauce was lost on me as the Squab was tough and any essence of foie gras in the sauce was absent.

The Blue Cheese dressing on the Bibb salad was lamo.

the desserts...hm...i had a hard a grainy overly sweet chocolate cake that hurt my teeth.

that is one nice looking ferrari-of-a-kitchen in there but it can't make up for lack of cooking talent.

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