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Pasion slightly slacking during Restaurant Week

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Pasion slightly slacking during Restaurant Week

ACM | Jan 26, 2005 10:40 PM

I must keep this short (review to be posted later w. pics on my blog).
I chose Pasion despite the limited restaurant week menu, mostly because of its famed ceviche which seemed to enticing to pass-up, plus, the restaurant is pricey. Looking at the day-to-day menu while sitting at the "chef's bar" (you can observe Pernot - who mostly just redresses problems - and company), I was very disheartened by the selected items. They seemed to lack the individuality and nuevo latino style that makes Pasion a 4-bell restaurant.
To our dining dismay, the meal was certainly not representative, nor such an outstanding deal.
The scallop ceviche was excellent, but the entrees (especially the hanger steak and polenta) were just merely good. The chocolate tamale was passable at best. The tart dried fruits just didn't match well with the dark chocolate. I would compare the desert to Metropolitan's Chocolate Cherry bread, not something I'd want to finish a 3-course meal.

Link: http://www.minorgourmandry.com

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