Restaurant Heather Mashpee Cape Cod
I had heard so much about this restaurant for weeks. I heard that the door was aloof, that the food was good, the portions were small. That Chef Heather Allan
is re energized in her own spot since she left the Regatta.
So I went last night. The space is beautiful, feminine.
Pale green curtains looped around the ceiling to create a soft look, holiday cheer clustered around orchids and great lighting, which differed from room to room. The walls curve away from the main room
in places to create nooks for private tables.
The door was friendly, and we were seated quickly. The restaurant was packed, as it should be on a Friday night. Gorgeous flatware and stemware.
I started with the Panzenalla salad,as you all know its
a bread salad packed
with summer vegetables and soaking up the generous amount of vin.
I thought I would try this fall/winter twist and asked the server who gave me a completely different description of the salad from what was " created" in the kitchen.
It was basically a spinach salad with cold bucheron goat, I'm not sure where the bread went but I did get a few hard croutons, sliced green apple (that appears everywhere) and low seasoning.
The bread basket had a hard cracker, plain sliced white bread and a darker slice I didn't get to. I was told its made in house. forgettable, unfortunately.
My friend had the beet and blue cheese salad, wonderful. My main course was the sole with
angel hair cake. DELICOUS, sole was browned beautifully and the cake soaked up the lemon caper beurre blanc. My friend asked about a veggie plate, she was served a bunch of sides as there was no vegetarian option. Kind of a let down for vegetarians, as the sides didn't really make sense on the plate.
Desserts, friend had the apple cake and hazelnut Ice cream, good. hazelnut Ice cream was
flat, cake was moist.
I don't even feel like getting into the blondie thing I had.
I was curious about ordering
the molten cake and asked the server if she knew what kind of chocolate was used in the cake. It might have been her nervousness after pouring hot coffee on my friends boot, or forgetting the wine until the entrees, but she laughed *scoffed* and
told me she didn't know
and was sure the Chef wouldn't tell her. Okay....she was probably just having a off night.
good, not great. Heather clearly has talent, and I hope the kinks can get worked out. the servers tended to congregate in the middle of the dining room joking. It was a mixed message meal. The prices are high end, the food is sometimes good with precious portions
and the service is questionable.
Her "creative licence" with the panzenella was annoying. There are some of us on the Cape who know and enjoy good food and restaurants. The description of the Creme brulee tells it all "Caramelized, sugar encrusted, Creme Brulee" Really?:) Is it that bad down here?
I will go back to try the sharing menu at the bar, I hope its more consistent.