and got in an hour later. The whole place has a sort of unfinished/halting feel to it, and the service was awkward, annoyingly attentive, and decided not to be too hard on it at this juncture, while Compass Health feels out its wings on this hi-end sorta thing smack in the center of the tourist-drag. I think these are waiters sucked over from Custom House or Ventana, so you can’t be too hard on them. I saw girls destroying capsules and fighting with corks, and our waiter poured the wine in the wrong order. At a distant table I saw another waiter pouring
Champagne in a way I would have probably spoken out against–holding one glass at a time, pouring like beer–so, yeah, at MINIMUM, wine-service needs someone to come in and coach for a couple hours. The rest of the time, I was fighting off staff like flies–CONSTANTLY coming over and wanting to service our table. Please just go away. Clearly, service needs some ironing out, but the food. OMG the food. Let’s just talk about the food!
When we were at the Bubbly Fest party, the Octopus was served as one of the courses and I verbalized at the time it was the best Octopus in town. I was thrilled to see it on the full-time menu and wasted no time ordering it. Sous-vide, creamy and crispy, served with roasted tomatoes, it is indeed everything I remembered. Do NOT miss this dish.
The scallops were perfect buttery puffs in grilled corn, pork-belly and gratin.
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