I have never been a fan of Summerlicious. Based on past experiences, I found the overall food quality and dining experiences mostly dissappointing. Therefore, yesterday evening, I reluctantly tagged along with a number of friends to Celestin's summerlicious with a heavy heart.
I had: the Spicy Lobster bisque - condensed and fairly flavourful,
the Seared Scallops - 3 bite size morsels on some mousse without any vegetable
accompliment. Nicely cooked but way too small a portion to be called an entree.
the Lemon Mascarpone dessert - a little bowl of fluffy custard infused with fresh lemon. OK,
but nothig special
I had also a glass of Chateau Duccasse Bordeaux Blanc and a glass of Australian Abbey Rock Sem/Sal. The latter was very good with a lovely bouquet.
Thank God the service was attentive and friendly, even though the place was packed.
My portion of the bill after tax and a compulsory 18% service charge comes to $75. A hefty price to pay for a half empty stomach and just OK food!! We all ended up afterwards at the 'Taste of Lawrence' for some Shawarma to fill up, a by then, growling stomach. For $75, I can eat much better and fuller, ordering a la carte from Pastis or Batifole. Guess after yesterday, Summerliciou NO MORE!!.