Prime KO Shabbat opening
So, i went for Shabbat, and it was disappointing.
The food was pedestrian. they started the table with an array of meat pastries, Moroccan cigars, little turnovers, quenelles. Then a mesclun salad. Then 4 dishes, soba noodles with vegetables, rice, Londonn broil and Cornish hens. Desserts were carrot cake and tiramisu.
The Cornish hens in a teriyaki sauce were really very good. But they were the only dish on the table that was anything special. the beef was not a particularly tender cut, cooked dry and boring. The soba noodles were nice. The desserts were not very good and smothered in parve whipped cream. I took a bite of each and had no desire more more. Me. Turning down dessert.
In its favor, i will say that nothing about the meal encouraged me to overeat. Nothing was exciting, fun, special, memorable or delicious.
Also, the servers hustled us through the meal, which is not nice when you want to relax on Shabbat at the table with friends.
It was very disappointing.
It was like, a year ago, so I don't recall all of the details
But it was also something like a tasting menu. We were a group of 6. They served family style. Several platters came out for appetizers, and several platters for main dishes, I do remember eating more than I should have because everything was so good that I wanted to savor mor than one bite. I don't remember whether we paid separately for wine, but they certainly poured enough so that I remember laughing about the idea of eating the lovely desserts they borught out, but I did rise to the occasion and taste them.
The complaints that I have had about weekday - and I've only been two or three times - is that it was unimaginative and they couldn't seem to cook a steak the way (rare, medium rare, medium....) it was ordered. It didn't seem special. the Shabbat meal did.