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Dinner in blue bell

neener41 | Mar 26, 2008 02:46 PM

I recently went to Allison's for dinner. I was very excited because everyone raves about it. I have to say it was one of the worst dinners I have ever had. Let me begin by saying that the service was excellent. We started with the squid which was soggy and tasteless. There was supposed to be a mango slaw. I think i found one piece of mango. Then we had the duck confit ravioli with savoy cabbage, fig, parmesan, and balsamic. The ravioli again was so soggy because there was a mound of cabbage on top that had been sauteed with bay leaf and mirapou. All I tasted was bay leaf. I couldn't taste the duck at all. There was way too much on the plate. I figured the entrees had to be better. We had the scallops with gnocci, truffles, scallions, and english peas. The scallops alone were perfectly cooked. The gnocci melted in my mouth but not in a good way. It was like mashed potato. Everything was soaked in butter. I had the cobia. Again the fish was cooked perfectly. It was served with blue cheese polenta, carmelized onions, and a mussel jus. Again all I tasted was butter. I couldn't taste the blue cheese. The onions were barely cooked. It was awful. After that dinner I thought I had taken a bath in butter. I definitely will not go back. Does anyone know another place to try around that area? I have been to boubon, zacharias, parc bistro, the hotel, brasserie 73, and nothing wowed me. I would love some suggestions.

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