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disappointed at Ivo and Lulu

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disappointed at Ivo and Lulu

melon | Nov 20, 2005 07:49 PM

we got the escargots in curry oil, smoked mussels in some other kind of oil, the duck leg confit and chicken breast in goat cheese and papaya puree. the sauces showed a real flair and imagination, but everything was so oily and SO pre-pre-prepped that it felt more like beautifully plated selections from a hot buffet. also, the lack of any vegetables in sight made the the whole thing kind of heavy and uncomfortable. the effort in that tiny awkward space was so valiant and I hate to be a hardass, but I was bummed and I still don't feel very good...

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