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Pico disastro

Iron Frank | Jun 19, 2001 11:34 AM

I went to Pico Saturday night for my wife's birthday. Contrary to everything the staff was less than warm. There was a great deal of patronizing attitude particularly from the somelier and his feelings about my dad's lack of knowledge about Portugese wines.
The food definately didn't support their attitude. The couple next to us had sent back their Suckling Pig as being inedible. The Duck was a tasty yet a bit overly sweet mess that looked like leftover fried rice with chorico sausage. Cockles were tasted fresh as the sea if the sea was made up of butter instead of saltwater. My seafood stew(I'm sorry but I cannot remember the proper Portugese name of this dish) was presented with great flair and a giant silver dome which was lifted to present a 32 dollar bowl of three shrimp, three scallops, and a tiny lobster tail piece. I thought there would be some broth but the waiter only brought a creme based sauce which he served and then ran away with. Also my mom ordered Figs wrapped in ham. The waiter brought foie gras which he insisted was the figs. Five minutes later he returned with the real figs and then proclaimed that the last dish was compliments of the chef. A pleasant bonus i fyou enjoy foie gras(my mom doesn't )but still annoying that he insisted the slice of liver was a fig.
All in all an overpriced disappointment although the deserts excelled like the cinnamon donut holes with rasberry and bittersweet chocolate for dipping. The rice pudding was excellent and full of flavor. Chocolate "Souffle" cake was pretty dry and dense although enjoyable in it's own right just improperly described I feel.

Enjoy somewhere else.
Frank

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