Monday, August 28, 2017

Cotechino with lentils and a puttanesca. For Pete's sake!

This will likely be the last time we're eating at Pete's Place for a quite a while. Perhaps for the next 20 years or so. The quality is pretty mediocre; considering how much they're charging I think it's pretty overpriced. With tasteless olive oil and table pepper, I'm surprised it's survived this long. Even their fried calamari was astonishingly bad with a batter that was already soggy when it hit the table.

The cotechino dish we ordered was served barely lukewarm after a long wait. Unless those lentils were cooked to order, which I'm sure they're not, this dish takes 5 minutes to assemble. Tops. Stingy with the mostarda they were. La Strada has a much better rendition for lunch.

Well, maybe their spaghetti alla puttanesca was okay. It's spicy and salty and everyone has a rendition. Something that's pretty damned hard to screw up, no?

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