Saturday, 9 February 2013

La Maison

I have walked past La Maison many times whilst in town and have never thought of having dinner until now (arm got twisted after perusing their menu). We were able to bag a table for Saturday night and luckily, were seated in the (relative comfort) of the main dining room (it was a cold night and did not fancy sitting in their "conservatory" area). The resto was already quite busy when we arrived. However, it was still early for dinner (7pm) so it was little strange to hear that the rib of beef for 2 was already sold out?! A shame as our neighbours were eating it and it did look very tempting!

This was to be the beginning of many things being sold the point that when our new neighbours arrived to have dinner at 9pm, they were being told that 90% of the entire menu was sold out.....not to mention the various wine options they were picking as well??!! If I thought Ouzos last week was bad being in the weeds with my main course, La Maison really took the biscuit this week - how can someone get the stock ordering so badly wrong??!! In the end, I got off quite lightly as the glass of wine I ordered (which was not on the menu and actually suggested by the staff) and dessert wine guessed it,  sold out!!! Despite the food being moderate, the grosse merde that was service that evening was enough to put us off not returning again!!

Our poor neighbours who were left with a bottle of wine which was maybe their 4th/5th choice, the last remaining portions of starters (possibly 2 choices?) and a handful of mains - shocking!!

My starter of mixed salad of duck and foie gras - I am not the biggest foie gras fan in the world but I did enjoy it a lot :)

Pan fried skate wing with brown butter and potatoes - one of my favourite dishes to eat and this one was pretty well executed

Cheeseboard for dessert

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