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Mirepoix in Windsor - pure disappointment


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Mirepoix in Windsor - pure disappointment

califusa | Jul 25, 2007 11:51 PM

A recent dinner at Mirepoix in Windsor convinced me that this restaurant isn't worth another visit.

Our party of four was promptly seated, but from that point, the service from both the staff and the kitchen dragged to the point where we felt ignored.

I chose a variation of a Salade Lyonnais for a starter. The egg was properly poached, but the frisee was under dressed - a companion's was swimming in vinaigrette. My duck breast, ordered medium rare, was served closer to medium well done, with hardly any pink. This changed not only the texture and moisture of the duck, but the flavors as well. The accompanying "risotto" looked like Minute Rice cooked into a soupy mess.

The tarte tatin was far more pastry than fruit and was woefully undercooked, resulting in a doughy gummy dish that went back to the kitchen half eaten.

To add insult to injury, they had the audacity to charge us corkage on a tainted bottle of wine we opened but did not drink.

The one bright spot was our server, a delightful young woman whose enthusiasm and energy cheered us. Unfortunately, her efforts were overshadowed by the poor performance of the kitchen.

Clearly, these folks are just phoning it in and with so many other great restaurants in Sonoma County, I won't bother with them again.

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