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Old 06-01-2014, 09:59 PM
 
Location: Lafayette, LA
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Went to a new-ish local Italian restaurant last night. Supposed to be authentic Sicilian....good reviews. Owner/chef has gone thru a couple of different incarnations in the past few years.

Hubby and I went with high hopes, as there isn't really anything Italian here in Lafayette LA, at least nothing that compares with what we had available in CT.

I ordered the Sea Bass Sicilian Style, he ordered the Veal Cutlet Parmiagana. While the sauces were good, the veal honestly appeared to be veal patties, flaked and formed! And my Sea Bass (overcooked) was more like a cod filet than actual Sea Bass. Seemed too thin to be bass, to me.

Maybe we just hit them on an off night. Should we give them another chance? It's basically just the owner guy and his elderly mother, and probably some prep/helpers in the back.

 
Old 06-01-2014, 10:22 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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Everyone can call their food authentic. Most patrons don't know the difference anyway...
Good reviews mean not much to me. People rave over mediocre food.
A good restaurant serve consistently good food. Having "good days" and "bad days" ruins their reputation.
I usually don't give a second chance.
 
Old 06-01-2014, 11:01 PM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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Also, how can you get fresh seafood if you are not by the sea? Frozen is never as good. In CT, if it's like MA, the restaurant owners will buy it right off the boat on the same day as you will be eating it. That's not the case in all parts of the state, but that's how it is if you are anywhere near the ocean.

CT is known for good Italian food so you may just never be able to find anything that good where you are now.
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Old 06-02-2014, 12:42 AM
 
Location: Heart of Dixie
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Originally Posted by in_newengland View Post
...how can you get fresh seafood if you are not by the sea?...
It's the 21st century - we're way past using horse-drawn wagons to bring-in supplies. I can get live spot prawns and sea urchins delivered to me in North Alabama.
 
Old 06-02-2014, 01:05 AM
 
Location: Yellow cottage, green doors.
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Lafayette, LA is right on the Gulf of Mexico, which is one of the greatest fisheries in the world.
And, no - I would not return to that restaurant - ever.
 
Old 06-06-2014, 12:46 PM
 
Location: Saint Paul, MN
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Personally, I would give it one more shot, based on the fact that it is new and your options are limited. Unless they charge an arm and a leg--then I would write it of and go elsewhere or cook at home.
 
Old 06-06-2014, 12:55 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles>Little Rock>Houston>Little Rock
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If I was served a veal patty in any veal dish, I would send it back.
 
Old 06-06-2014, 03:46 PM
 
Location: Montreal, Quebec
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If I was served a veal patty in any veal dish, I would send it back.
I would never order veal to begin with.
Veal is an abomination.
 
Old 06-06-2014, 04:07 PM
 
Location: Heart of Dixie
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...Veal is an abomination.
Only if you overcook it.
 
Old 06-06-2014, 04:31 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles>Little Rock>Houston>Little Rock
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Veal is delicious! Veal piccata, veal marsala, veal parmesan, veal osso bucco. Yum!
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