tried max restaurant for the first time since they redecorated.
had the ahi towers for a starter and the black cod in miso sauce for my entree.
have to admit that, sadly, the food was not as good as i remembered it to be in the past.
the ahi towers were served on little pucks of crispy rice that were too thick and too crisp to cut or to be able to bite off a portion, and they were too big to comfortably eat as a single bite.. the basic flavors, though were good, but there was no way to eat them with any kind of grace. had they been even a little bigger, they would have caused gagging.
the miso cod was simply too sweet, overcooked, oversauced, and served on overcooked greasy/oily, sugary vegetables. i'm sure it was a good piece of fish before the kitchen transformed it.
thought their ferrari-caranno (sp?) chardonnay at $12/glass seemed a bit steep for what it was.
this was the first time i've eaten there in a little over a year. i seem to remember the food being much better back then. maybe i should have ordered other items. . . . .