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lousy Wine Wednesday at Sel de la Terre


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lousy Wine Wednesday at Sel de la Terre

sadotter | May 23, 2005 03:59 PM

I attended the Wine Wednesday four-course wine-paired meal at Sel de la Terre last week and had a most miserable experience.

It was practically a race to get us out of there. We were hurried to our table, hurried to order, and hurried to finish. Our lead waiter was barely present, and when she was, she was visibly impatient and tried to get away from us as quickly as possible. The head of the wine presentation, Erik Johnson, raced through his speeches between each course without fielding questions.

More about the food... bland to gross. I got the thin, overcooked tail-end of a piece of bluefish served over ratatouille. The duck vol-a-vent was more like separated duck pot pie, with the duck pre-shredded into a mushy mass. The indistinguished cheese course featured a Sonoma County cow's milk cheese, which seemed a little strange for a French restaurant.

The wines, a selection of ros├ęs, were surprisingly enjoyable, offering some measure of saving grace on the meal.


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