Captain Zig •
04 Jun 2012 • 10 reviews • 1 follower
This place came highly recommended by hungrygowhere and a friend of mine so I decided to take my wife here for our first anniversary. Sadly, this is not the place for a romantic date.
First, we weren't big fans of the modern-chic decor.. the indoor area where we sat could best be described as a vampire's lair from True Blood, indistinguishable from any other regular bar in Clark Quay. It was not very romantic at all. The other areas didn't seem any more romantic as well. To also detract from the environment, seated at the table across from us was a loud group of yuppies who couldn't shut up the whole time they were there.
Bread in a cup with walnuts and cheese - the free starter was great. The bread was crisp and fresh, while the inner walnuts and cheese bits, dipped into the olive oil, tied it all together perfectly.
Goose liver ravioli - this was the best part of the meal. When you bit into it you get a bunch of different flavors from the sauce, then the pasta, then the fat and oil from the goose liver bursts in your mouth. It's pretty great but it's a very small portion.
Veal Milanese Styled - Here's where we were really let down. The Milanese styled veal was breaded, which gave it a food-court-like taste and really overpowered the taste of the veal. It tasted okay, but it was more like a cheap $7 chicken-fried steak from a cafeteria back home in Texas, not a $44 high-end main course at a fancy Italian restaurant.
The service by the staff was great, as we would expect from a restaurant of this class (or any restaurant, for that matter).
Overall, while the food and service was good, we weren't blown away and were completely underwhelmed by the unromantic dining atmosphere.