JLMoran Posted October 23, 2019 Author Report Share Posted October 23, 2019 Jamie’s was good, more so for the fact we didn’t pay for anything beyond gratuity. Service was great, as I’d expect for a specialty venue. But there were definitely some misses among the hits when it came to the food. We started with three appetizers: the Burrata, the truffle arancini, and the “ultimate” garlic bread. The arancini were fantastic, the burrata was very good, and the garlic bread... I’m sorry, but I am Italian (ok, if I’m going to be 100% accurate, I’m Sicilian); no self-respecting Italian would even think of making anything called garlic bread with “buttermilk biscuits”!! This is why I was worried when I knew it was a Brit whose name is associated with this venue. Mains were a large helping of Truffle Tagliatelle for me, while Cathy had the Calabrian Chicken entree and a small portion of the Tagliatelle Bolognese. No photos, forgot to take one before we dug in. See, I knew how good the truffle Tagliatelle was, and just had to start in as soon as it arrived! Just as amazing as when I had it at Chef’s Table last year. Cathy agreed it was really good. She also likes her bolognese, and said the chicken was good, too. And now, dessert. I had the Pavlova, with a small portion of tiramisu on the side there. Cathy had the Epic Brownie. Brownie got two thumbs up, but I found the Pavlova to be far too sweet for a dessert as large as it is. It’s a baked meringue, with raspberry, mint leaves, and crushed honeycomb. The meringue part is 100% a match for my Nonna’s forgotten kisses recipe, minus the chocolate chips she added. Those were really sweet as bite-size items; this dessert was at least 10 times as large, and I just couldn’t finish it. The tiramisu wasn’t bad as such, but wasn’t great either. I still haven’t found one to match my mom’s, or my “great-aunt-in-law” Pam’s. Our server, Foued, was fantastic; very attentive and helpful. Made sure to leave him a good tip based on what the meal would have cost if I’d bought it myself, as I’m assuming the wait staff gets no gratuity for complementary meals like mine. Had the La Volte with this meal, was outstanding as always. Skigoofy, twangster, The Cruise Junkie and 1 other 4 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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