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Hollywood Bowl: Patina catering opinions

Me | Sep 2, 200304:19 PM

Went to the Bowl on Saturday night to see John Williams music show (great, BTW). Our group of four people each ordered a different prix fixe meal. So I can report on all four of the options offered. Overall, it's a decent value but you have to make sure they give you everything they're supposed to. I had to go back for our bread and butter. And we only got 1 bag of mandions instead of two. It's disappointing that there was no note explaining what the cheeses were also.

Adagio menu $26
not a bad deal. the ceasar salad is tasty and has nice parmesan. it's not dressed to heavily either. the chicken is a nice portion and was not overcooked. the strawberries and vanilla bean sauce was a nice light dessert.

lento menu $30
again, a good deal. the endive salad with three goat cheeses is very nice. the pork shoulder entree was a little dry and not very exciting, but non-offensive. the crushed potatoes it came with were the best potatoes on the menu. much better that the weird ones in the $26 menu and also much better than the ones in the $44 menu. apricot and almont tarte was a nice dessert. a little heavy tho.

andante menu $36
the appetizer was interesting. it had pieces of artichoke beneath a lot of proscuitto, which was ok, not great but ok. somewhat too stringy. the grilled atlantic salmon was a little small but may have been one of the things we tasted that night. it aslo came iwth a mini cheese plate, featuring a nice goat cheese, a hard cow's milk cheese and what looked and tasted a lot like feta. dessert was a nice lemon chiffon cake and a bag of mandions.

con brio $44
this started off with a salmon tartar mounded with egg salad. fish was ok but the combination of egg salad really didn't work for me. my grilled beef filet wasn't very flavorful and they did not cook it rare or even medium rare as i requested. my potatoes were really dry. the flourless chocolate cake was nice. sweet but nice.

Link: http://www.patinagroup.com/pdf/Hollyw...

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