Saturday, July 31, 2010
LURED into The Brass Monkey pub by a "$12.50 lunch special" sign out the front, I was pleased when the waitress recommended eating next door in Grapeskin's warmer surrounds.
I was starving, which is generally a good thing when you go out to eat because everything tastes better. Not so on this occasion.
Cost less equals taste less
My dining buddy and I each picked one of the three specials, which included a soft drink. We also ordered tapas from Grapeskin?s regular menu. To us, $5.50 for a caprese tapas plate sounded incredibly cheap. But what arrived were three slices of a small, flavourless roma tomato, not even one full leaf of basil torn in two, and four slices of boccincini, doused in olive oil. Cheap, sure, but it was teeny. It was also dull, though inoffensive.
Waste not, want not
On the flipside, my chicken schnitzel burger was jaw-droppingly huge. Unfortunately this darkly deep-fried slab also suffered from flavour-deficit disorder. The only thing that lifted it was a slice of Jarlsberg cheese and a couple of pieces of crunchy lettuce. The sliced tomatoes tasted floury and the burger was wrapped in thick turkish bread that was only toast...
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