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Ricetable, rijstafel, rijstaffel at Quince Oct 3 Wed

Dean Tudor Sep 17, 2012 06:35 PM

This just in: there will be a ricetable at Quince Oct 3 Wed. Details go out in an email list tomorrow. If you are not on the list, then go to www.quincetoronto.com for details. Or phone them.

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    blitz RE: Dean Tudor Sep 17, 2012 08:46 PM

    thanks for the heads up. i went to amsterdam last summer but never got a chance to try the indonesian food there. i've been waiting for this.

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      Splendid Wine Snob RE: blitz Sep 18, 2012 05:47 AM

      The food quality at the last rijsttafel dinner I went to at Quince was unfortunately nowhere near what I ate in Amsterdam. It was super disappointing on many levels (including the service). I would never go back.

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        millygirl RE: Splendid Wine Snob Sep 18, 2012 07:09 AM

        Not surprised.

        I've been to Quince twice now and both times were very underwhelming. Steak frites were just okay and if totally honest, seemed to be inferior quality meat

        They seem to have their fans but def not me

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          TorontoJo RE: Splendid Wine Snob Sep 18, 2012 07:16 AM

          I was a huge fan of the first rijstaffel dinner I went to at Quince. So much so that I dragged 10 friends to the next one, and we were all rather let down. The flavours were just more muted the last time. It wasn't bad, but it didn't live up to my own hype. :(

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            blitz RE: TorontoJo Sep 18, 2012 09:40 AM

            so is it worth shelling out 55+tax+tip? i've been reading some of their earlier rijstafel reviews and people were raving about it. from what people have been saying here it sounds like quality has taken a dive?

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              Dean Tudor RE: blitz Sep 18, 2012 06:34 PM

              I went to several of their cinq a sept, which featured mainly meaty Indonesian apps. They were quite good, perhaps muted in spicing. I think you'll need to inform the wait staff what your spice level is at..

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        KellieAnn RE: Dean Tudor Sep 19, 2012 02:11 PM

        I was at the Blue Pepper in Amsterdam a few years ago and the rijstafel there was a feast for all five senses. Quince has a great reputation for attention to detail and fresh ingredients so I have no fear that they will manage to pull this off with ease.

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          bytepusher RE: Dean Tudor Nov 12, 2012 10:49 AM

          Another rijstafel at Quince on November 21st. Got the e-mail last night. Reserved this morning.

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