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Disappointed at Lucques last night...


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Disappointed at Lucques last night...

Dave and Stuff | Dec 1, 2006 11:08 PM

Friendly staff (Including Valet, Server, and Host). But our reservation was lost.

Great cocktails, including a "Sangria Blanco" that was served likea martini, but was one of the best drinks I've had in LA.

Brandade served lukewarm. Tasty, but I just can't dig cool salted cod and potato.

Fruit salad with jamon was gorgeous, and the individual ingredients were delicious, but the flavor just didn't come together.

Ditto for my Black Cod over Pumpkin Puree. Loved the components seperately, but didn't think the dish worked as a whole.

My date's suckling pig was ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS, but also only served warm, not hot, but we waited so long for our plates that we weren't interested in sending it back.

Main courses delivered over 40 minutes after appetizers were cleared, and when they showed up, neither was hot. This is just about my least favorite mistake to have happen in a restaurant.

"Hot food hot, cold food cold" is how the saying went when I was in restaurants.

Sweet Potato Beignets were excellent, but accompanied by a caramel sauce that came "out-of-the-refrigerator" cold.

Very unfortunate, as I could tell the ingredient quality was exceptional, but the execution really underwhelmed.

Might try again for Aunday Supper, but at $200+ for two, I absolutely didn't leave feeling like I'd received what I'd paid for.

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