Would have loved to love this but....
Went to Taverna Wednesday night. What can I say but here's another restaurant that seems to have contempt for its diners.
The roasted potatoes that came with the tenderloin were most likely cooked in the early afternoon or the day before then reheated for the evening patrons.
Same thing with the risotto - evidence all over that it was batched earlier in the day and then ingredients added and reheated.
But is this fair for me to criticize two dishes that take an hour + to make properly? Yes and here's why.
There is a way to prep both of these items then 'finish' and still be able to course meals in moderate amount of time. If the chefs don't know how to do this - they should start learning.
Do they really believe that people don't notice that food is 6 - 30 hours old?
And lastly the risotto failed on it's own merits - too much truffle oil, no acidity and no balance. Just one taste profile present - 'oily-fatty-creamy-cheesy'.
Not a good meal at any price.
3210 Armstrong Ave, Dallas, TX 75205
That's a shame because, the food at Taverna used to be very good. Not, "great" but, very good. I've enjoyed many meals there with very little to complain about.
I haven't been in a while so I can't judge if yours was a "one off" or, this is the way it is now. I know they go thru chefs like salt thru a shaker.
Eager to hear what other Chowhound posters have to say about Taverna.