LaBan Reviews Volver
Entertaining review. Love his reference to gastrono "me" "me" "me"!
While I haven't dined there (and won't), it seems like a fair review.
I got a good laugh out of that and "Garcessistic". It's possible they will make some changes at Volver in light of the review, I think there's too much money at stake, and too many empty seats from what I've read, for them to ignore a 2-bell rating from Laban. I especially hope they take "many of these dishes are three-bell-plus material that I'd happily choose off an à la carte menu" to heart and consider offering an a la carte menu, after lukewarm reviews here and now Laban's middling review that's kinda the only way I'd consider checking it out.
Pretty much spot on. I had the pre-theatre and it screamed three bells; going with the full tasting would've been insufferable.
I went last night with my wife. I don't know if they toned things down or if he just happened to get a chatty server, but most of our food came with nothing more than an explanation of what was on the plate and the others came with just a sentence or two about "Chef <insert two sentence story>."
Half of the items were amazing (especially the fish dishes) and the rest were good with two misses (carrot cake and squid). The portions are small and the courses are well-paced. My wife and I each got a single glass of wine and didn't feel uncomfortably full when we left.
Based on my one experience there, I'd say Eater's review summed it up: http://eater.com/archives/2014/07/01/...