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Coquette Unhappiness

FoodChic | Dec 22, 201303:03 PM

I have to start this thread by saying I've been a Coquette loyalist for some time now. Some of the best meals I've ever had came out of that kitchen. I love how innovative it can be...until last night.

As usual, we decided to go with the tasting menu and the wine pairings. About two minutes after we ordered I realized I needed to let our server know about my husband's nut allergy. I was kind of shocked at his reaction, as if he couldn't think how nuts would end up in the dishes. Nonetheless, I made it clear to nuts!

We were served two different lagniappes which were quite good. Then about 25 minutes after we ordered, the first course arrived...with nuts. I made it clear I had informed our server that nuts are not an option, and yet here they were in the first course. The young man that brought thee dish apologized and soon brought us another dish.

We continued with the dinner and the food didn't wow me, but the wine pairings were excellent. Then we got to course four...yep, more nuts. The woman that brought the plate was almost flippant when she said, "Well, did you even let your server know." I seriously almost came unglued. Long story short she apologized and had to bring us another dish.

We received a couple of extra dessert dishes and the chef did come and apologize with the last dessert dish, but at this point I had lost all enjoyment and enthusiasm for the $200+ dinner for two people. I was so disappointed and unhappy that I just wanted to leave. I suspect it will be some time before I go back.

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