Last week, my company held a private party at Galileo. Knowing its reputation, I was very excited about eating there for the first time. I shouldn't have been.
In a nutshell, it was disappointing in the food department. The hors doeuvres were so-so: really good mushroom spring rolls, shrimp wrapped in bacon did not taste like fresh shrimp, and the cheese ball was nasty.
For dinner, the appetizer was a big ball of fresh mozzarella with some herbs sprinkled on it and a fanned out orange cherry tomato. Yawn. I could buy the same mozzarella ball at Giant. I think the brand is Bel Gioso. Dinner was a filet mignon. There was something in the aftertaste that was rancid. My friend ate part of it for me and I had his fish. The fish was okay but very bland. The dessert was a sort of chocolate amaretto junket that was rich and tasty but still not mind-boggling.
Wine and service were impeccable. Venue was nice. Food was a big disappointment. Maybe I was expecting too much but I felt I've had better meals at Carlyle Grand Cafe for half the price.
It was a nice idea that my company had. I hope they choose a different 4-star restaurant next time. Maybe the restaurant is better at individual meals than parties.