She-Who-Must-Be-Obeyed and I dined with friends at Passionfish the other night and I ordered badly. One of the rules to live by (Ok so I hardly obey many rules but this one I do) is to order the Monterey Bay Shrimp when they are on the menu. I suppose that tonight's experience might be called the exception that proves the rule, but the mess of mango, greens and shrimp that appeared in front of me should be considered just a mess. Way overdressed the shrimp was swimming in mango juice and vinaigrette. Good stuff normally but the quantity defied my taste buds. Thumbs way down.
Of course why stop there? The bass I ordered came out more like sashimi, which would be ok but not what I had set my mouth around. When it came back it was barbecued. And the skin was really black and burned so that what it was in contact with was toast as well. Which meant that the whole dish was essentially inedible.
The selection of desserts was just that. Uninspiring and hardly worth the extra wait. I did pair the dessert with the recommended tea (each dessert has a tea/coffee/liqueur suggestion), and it seems that the choices hardly seem to enhance the selections.
This was the worst experience I have had at there, and it just makes it not one of my favorite places to go. While I have never had as bad a meal as this one's, none of the other meals we have had have been so over the top to make me forget.
In the interests of fair play, SWMBO was very happy with her choices and would be more than happy to return.
So we will, but PF does not make it to my list of places I really want to go to.
Too bad really, because they try so hard. But it is always about consistent execution.