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Menton and salt

demonachizer Dec 31, 2011 07:13 AM

Have any of you had the experience of overuse of salt in dishes at Menton? I was there last night for the tasting menu and some of the dishes were downright difficult to eat. The skate wing as an example was fine on one side and then on the other it was so salty that it burned our lips. There was an amuse bouche that was presented in what seemed like a brine and then the pheasant (I think it was pheasant instead of squab) and the lamb were pretty rough.

I was kind of embarrassed because I am not the type of person who complains at a restaurant and am just wondering if this was an off night (I imagine it was). It was a little disappointing given the price point of the tasting menu but eh. We had a nice time at Drink downstairs and will continue returning there.

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    CookieLee Dec 31, 2011 09:27 AM

    Hi, I'm not sure why you would be embarrassed. I feel at any price point if there is an issue with the food, one should tell the server.

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    1. re: CookieLee
      demonachizer Dec 31, 2011 09:38 AM

      You are 100% right. I just have a weirdness around that.

    2. GretchenS Jan 2, 2012 09:20 AM

      My friends went for the tasting menu the week before Christmas and experienced the exact same thing. They could barely eat some dishes they were so salty. They did not complain because of the group/family dynamics involved.

      1. Karl S Jan 2, 2012 10:05 AM

        I have not had that experience.

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