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Sel de la Terre - what happened?


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Sel de la Terre - what happened?

ptrefler | Oct 24, 2006 12:53 PM

I was at Sel de la Terre Saturday night. We were told that we were "early" for our 8 o'clock reservation, it was 7:55 and told we could wait in the bar. I asked if the wait would be 5 minutes or 25 minutes (I was willing to eat in the bar if the wait was long) and was told not to worry it would just be a few minutes. At 9 o'clock we sat down. I looked around the room and realized that had three parties of 12 or more and 3 parties of 6. No wonder they had trouble managing reservations.

I had the mushroom soup which was so salty I couldn't taste anything else and our server steered me away from the swordfish to the chicken which was as bland as bland could be. The leg and thigh came with the skin on and the breast was a hunk of white meat on the plate - and tasted just like it looked. My companion' pumpkin ravioli had so much allspice in them you couldn't taste anything else. Her salad was good and the bread was excellent as was the goat cheese spread. However, don't think I will be back any time soon.

Would like to hear about other recent experiences. I liked it in the past.

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