22 (Wed) July 2015
Jumbo Prawns with Broccoli in Ginger-Onion Sauce
at Seafood Market
with K staff
Different, again (see for comparison 6.184 Jumbo Prawns with Asparagus in Ginger-Onion Sauce).
The issue may now be moot. Ever since the restaurant underwent a recent change in ownership, the boss has been growing increasingly dissatisfied with the selection, preparation, service, etc. At the conclusion of dinner tonight — in fairness to the restaurant, the food itself seemed okay to me, and to everyone else at the table, but he was in a less-than-receptive mood this evening — he gave the order to stop hosting dinners here.
Which, on one hand, is quite a shame, in light of our long history with the establishment (see generally 4.263 Parros Clams…), as well as the nearly completed campaign that I’ve conducted over the past year and a half to develop a perfect menu (see most recently 6.164 Deep-Fried Tofu…).
Of course, the mandate doesn’t preclude me from eating at the place with other people, as I’ve done on occasion.
Then again, management’s half-assed attitude these days has been getting on my nerves, so I should use this opportunity to make a clean break entirely.
Anyway, given my responsibility for ordering the food at our gatherings, I’m relieved that I no longer have to fret over the unpredictable outcomes of this menuless restaurant.
Looking forward to the challenge of finding a new place and developing a perfect menu there.