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Not loving the food at Vinalia


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Not loving the food at Vinalia

MC Slim JB | Mar 6, 2006 09:58 PM

These folks have an impressive wine list in both glasses and bottles at decent prices, cool modern atmosphere, very professional service, and some very good cocktails. But of three dishes we had the other night, only one was memorable: an avocado and green chile soup, which was so good we considered ordering a second one.

But a baked brie appetizer was dull, had to be sent back to get the cheese from sub-room-temperature solid to a little melty, and had what I'm pretty sure were Pepperidge Farm crackers for dipping in addition to decent sliced pears and apples. A pasta of pumpkin raviolis with sage and brown butter had a cloyingly sweet sauce, not appealing at all.

I'd love to know how to make that soup at home, and I'll definitely go back for drinks -- it's a rare wine bar that knows how to make serious shaker drinks -- but I'm thinking twice before dining here again.

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