It's that time again. Where are you going, what have you eaten, how was it?
Last night we went to Catch on Market and were strangely unimpressed. I've heard so many great things about the place, and yet our meal was at best mediocre. Maybe Restaurant Week isn't the time to evaluate a place. The app was the best part -- a pimiento cheese-shrimp spread with a nice smokiness. My entree was flat out blah though. Unpleasantly sweet tomato sauce with crab and some enormous stringy pieces of arugula over pasta. Dessert was a chocolate cake that could have been served at any shopping center parking lot chain. And the service! Our drinks came out one at a time, with several minutes separation. Just wine -- it wasn't as though anyone ordered something complex. The salads appeared for the members of the party who'd chosen that option . . . but the soup was nowhere to be found. We had to flag down a waiter to ask. The entrees did all arrive at once, but then at dessert time, they made us feel guilty that our party was an odd number and thus they had to provide an extra dessert. Really, I'd rather have had one fewer dessert than the lecture.
We have another place scheduled for tonight -- I'll post re: that later.