Wednesday, August 14, 2019
The Worst Meal in FIFTY Years!
to say, I don't miss too many meals, especially good ones.
Ninety-nine percent of the time I'm easy to please. Besides, often I go to my favorite restaurants
and know what I like the most on the menu of that particular restaurant.
Back in the day, in my culinary world in the USA, I had many la-de-da meals and can't remember one
that wasn't delicious. But, you can give me a good breakfast or delicious reuben and I'm happy too.
Fast forward to last week. I was invited to lunch at the Rosewood. I had not been there in many years since they first opened. That time too was an invitation. I was going with anticipation to see
what their lunch menu was, how the presentation was, what the prices were and lastly, but not leastly,
how was the service along with the tastiness of the meal.
They failed on all counts. ALL. Once we finally got a menu, the prices were eye popping even for a bowl of Sopa Azteca or a salad or two Baja tacos! There were three other tables of people in the whole restaurant as we arrived at 1PM. Finally we got our iced tea and lemonade. Then it was much longer until we received our order of Baja tacos for my friend and Sopa Azteca for me.
I must tell you I have never seen or tasted soup that did not taste at all as it should. It was more like a tomato soup with crushed and shredded toasted tortillas on top. I ate a bit, but not much. Highly unusual for me. At a cost of 145 pesos for a bowl of soup, I hated to waste it but it was not edible.
My friend only ate one of her tacos. The waiter did not come back to refresh our drinks so we could not ask him to remove the dishes we were not eating. In fact, it was about 45 minutes before we received a dessert of a bowl of ice cream that we ordered to share. The service was non-existent.
Two hours and ten minutes after arriving, we were leaving hungry. To add insult to injury, I presented my valet parking ticket to be stamped and the waiter informed me that we had stayed ten minutes longer then the free valet parking and would have to pay for another hour of valet parking.
No, we did not say a word. We paid around 700 pesos for the tacos, the soup and two drinks and ice cream. We left and as we got in my car, we both swore we would never return to dine there.
There are so many excellent grand, elegant, simple and tasty restaurants in and around San Miguel that truly I'm still shocked at the experience we had at Rosewood. Obviously it is a "tourist" restaurant and they don't care if you ever return!