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Mardi Gras Breakfast report

Linda | Mar 1, 200604:36 PM

We went to La Peniche (7 of us) yesterday. Had to wait an hour to be seated. Saw it was Zagat rated in 2005 so figured the wait would be worth it.

Well, for me, it wasn't. I ordered a crawfish fritatta which was accurately described as an open-faced omelet. Ordered potatoes with it. The "fritatta" arrived and it was an omlet and not a very good one at that (I've had much better at Perkins, a national highway-stop chain). It tasted watery, had no cheese in it (how could a fritatta not have cheese?). I was very disappointed. No potatoes (they'd run out) so was given a bowl of grits. Fine with me but a couple of our party didn't like grits and weren't given the opportunity to substitute something else for the potatoes they'd ordered. Well, I said "pass the butter" for the grits and was given a large bowl with "Country Crock" margarine which detracted from the grits and the toast. What place would give you JUST margarine and no butter?

Then, to top it off, my husband ordered a glass of tomato juice (he doesn't drink) and they charged him $5.25, the same as for an alcoholic drink.

Would I go back? Never.

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