Last night my travels found me stopping by the Molly Pitcher Inn for a couple of cocktails. (well to be perfectly honest, rumor has it a friend's wife threw him out of the house and he has taken up residence there, so I was kind of snooping a little bit to see if I ran into him.....shhhhhhhh)
Anywho....while I was enjoying my "martini"*, I noticed the waiter bring out a chicken pot pie and serve it to a table. The reason why it caught my eye is at first glance I thought it was a souffle, which I thought was odd to be on a tray with a few entree's going to a table. It was a typical souffle bowl, with a large fluffy muffin style top, typical of a souffle. As I watched the server present the plates to the table he placed a plate in front of the person, removed the pastry muffing top, then scooped out the contents, which was chicken pot pie, over the flaky crust top.
I've got to tell you I was rather put off by this. I have seen this presentation before, but not at a restaurant the caliber of the Molly Pitcher Inn......to me it's kind of lazy and sloppy. The crust immediately get's soggy as the contents are poured over it, that's not how I want to eat a chicken pot pie. (not that I would really order that out to begin with)
What's your thought(s)? I'm rather disappointed although I cannot comment on the flavor, quality, taste, I just don't like this execution for this dish.
*use of term "Martini" loosely before MGZ chastises me that drinking straight vodka chilled with olives is not real martini.