>> Sunday, May 5, 2013
Scarlet enjoyed the caprese salad, which astutely used roasted tomatoes instead of fresh...good sub for this time of year. HR also enjoyed the Caesar salad. However, both HR and her were greatly disappointed with the pizza. Hello....this IS a pizzeria..it's on the front sign! The crust on one was "gooey" in the middle. The sauce tasted exactly as if you had opened a can of tomato paste and spread it on. The Italian sausage pizza states on the menu it contains "roasted garlic" and you cannot taste even a hint of garlic. Do not waste your money on pizza here. I have had infinitely better pizza at a dozen places: Green Zone, Pizza Papalis, City Kitchen (try the spinach artichoke dip pizza), Supino's, Bommarito's, Mama Rosa's, Papa Romanos, MiChicago, Como's, Green Lantern, Buddy's, Cloverleaf....I could go on.
For my entree, I have the anglotti with english peas and goat cheese. The portion was very small for $20. Again, the picture here is deceiving. This is a small portion. The anglotti were skillfully made, but not all that flavorful. The sauce was too salty. The description included "asparagus". This had literally about 1/4 stalk of asparagus sliced thin..probably less than that. I really cannot say much good about this. I'm not a huge stickler for portion size, but if you are going to go small...it better pack a ton of oomph for twenty bucks.
Master P had the salmon off the Restaurant Week menu, and said it was "ok, just fine". He isn't always big on flowery description.
The Greek has the spicy sausage pasta, and I will say this was probably the best dish of the evening.
Master P ordered the cheesecake off the DRW menu. It was extremely boring, bland, and disappointing. This was like something you could have at Denny's or Ram's Horn (clack-clack). Where...oh, where....are the days of Wolfgang Puck's extraordinary chocolate souffle with homemade fifty-bean vanilla ice cream???
Scarlet was surprised that at some point during the meal the "angry waiter" literally threw a fork at her place setting from about three feet away. With no comment. As if this is normal. Scarlet thinks Wolfgang should be ashamed to put his name on this place. It is a woeful decent past the pit of mediocrity in comparison with previous Wolfgang Puck Grill (see our previous posting).
We all agree that we would never come back or recommend it to anyone. Most gave it a score of "1", but I think Master P feels bad for the place and gives it a "2". I'll give it a 1.5 just to be generous. I'll average it to that also.