9/10 Lenox, MA: An O.K. Dinner at Alta
The beginning of the week after Labor Day. We had gone specifically to have dinner at Nudle but they, along with every other Lenox rstnt except Alta and another- had decided to close for a much needed break. The waiter at Alta told his friends at a neighboring table that he had only had 2 days off in 21. Wow. That is a bit much. So maybe the 'chef' was exhausted,and I think he might also have been pinch hitting until a new one could be hired to replace the former chef who left recently.Our dinner was o.k. but I wouldn't return until I heard there was a new chef. Couscous w/ chicken was simple and well flavored and tasty. Pasta with scallops and lemon garlic- had little flavor. Dreadful table bread. Pleasant dining on porch, v. nice and professional waiter. Reasonable pricing.