Saturday, November 29, 2014

Nonna's Table @ the Waldorf

November 29, 2014

Grilled chicken wings w salt & pepper - 2

J's comment > truly the only item that was more than lukewarm of everything we ordered; flavor was passable, overcooked for sure though

Chicken Sandwich: Roasted free range chicken, brie, avocado, tomato jam, butter lettuce, walnut, arugula pesto - 2

J's comment > perhaps because this was expected to be not-hot, as it was served at room temp, it was passable; fries were OK too, but could have been a lot hotter

Waldorf Salad: Butter lettuce, apple, walnut, celery, grape, yogurt, honey vinaigrette - 2

J's comment > salad exactly as listed, you can taste all the different ingredients but they weren't the most cohesive team; leaves fresh but other than that nothing extraordinary

Mushroom soup - 2

J's comment > hardly any cream, this was purely just mushroom; again, served @ room temp ?!!?! Even soup?!

Meatballs: Campagna farm raised beef served w tomato sauce, grana padano, served w bread - 1

J's comment > meatballs were much too firm; sauce passable

Taglietelle Bolognaise: Campagna farm raised beef, red wine, tomato sauce, basil, grana padano - 1

J's comment > pasta slightly overcooked; beef tasted like the stuff straight out of the can; could have used a lot more cheese

Lasagna Al Forno: Pasta sheets layered w a rich ragu of beef, red wine, tomato, bechamel, cheese - 1

J's comment > non-existent amt of beef; pasta woefully overcooked; needed a lot more sauce; didn't get the wine at all

Alberto's Pizza: Extra virgin olive oil, mozzarella cheese, spicy italian sausage, rapini, ricotta cheese - 1

J's comment > thin crust that was hard as a rock; practically a cold pizza; needs a lot more cheese

Vegeterian Pizza: Olive oil, roasted garlic, mozzarella, grilled zucchini, roasted peppers, mushrooms, arugula, shaved grana padano - 1

J's comment > same comments as above

Campagna Burger: Campagna farm raised beef, cheddar cheese, maple bacon, red onion, pickles, lettuce, tomato, chili aioli served w golden kennebec french fries - 1

J's comment > beef patty tasted like the stuff you get defrosted and then toss onto the grill; bun was surprisingly resilient and survived being cut into 5 pieces even though it was on the soft side; same comment on the fries as the ones above

Calamari: Golden fried calamari, red onion, parsley, shallot yogurt - 1

J's comment > batter was for looks only; mushy and bland

Spaghetti Carbonara: Smoked pancetta, soffrito, white wine, free range egg, grana padano - 1

J's comment > overcooked pasta; tasted like vomit

New Belgium Fat Tire Amber Ale - 2

J's comment > easy to drink, not hoppy beer

Deschutes Brewery: Jubelale - 2

J's comment > hoppy


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Extra Comment / Rant
We went as part of a large party of about 30 to 40 people and as such broke up into smaller tables. As we didn't opt for the set menu, we had to wait for a whole hour after our order was taken to be served. It would have been tolerable if the food actually measured up, but as noted above, every single dish was either cold or lukewarm except for the wings.

Also, despite the advance notice of our large party coming in, we were provided with only one server for the entire party, with the occasional busser who came to assist in dropping off food. Water had to asked for several times over if you were lucky enough to see the server on the floor; as we were the ONLY party there the entire night, it was amazing where the server was disappearing off to constantly.

Oh, and there is also the mandatory 18% tip included in your bill that you might or might not have been told about when you go up to pay.

Labels: east hastings, italian

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