If Saturday mornings are for being productive, Sunday mornings are for relaxation.
So about last night…we had an interesting experience at a newish restaurant called The Savant Project.
Before dinner, I cleaned house and enjoyed my new candles! The smell was nice, but these burned really quickly and got wax everywhere:(
Matt and I walked to The Savant Project, where we met Lauren and Evan. The restaurant had some interesting concoctions; I ordered The Blonde – Alagash white beer with a hint or orange liqueur.
We also got some kind of apple salsa that was fun.
These are tuna sliders
This is when things got a little confusing at the restaurant. First, our waiter said the kitchen had lost our order and we had to remind him what we chose as entrees. Then, he came back and told us that the kitchen had just run out of the pork tenderloin (both couples ordered one of these to split for dinner) and that we needed to pick new entrees. Matt and I choose the fish tacos since we’d had a positive experience with the empanadas. About ten minutes later, our waiter put a pork tenderloin in front of us, and we were really confused 1) as to why they suddenly had pork again and 2) why they brought a pork for Matt and I, but not for Lauren and Evan. So, we asked our waiter what was going on, and he said they had “found a pork” and cancelled our fish tacos. Strange. So, we happily ate the pork, which wasn’t great (in all of this confusion, I forgot to take a picture). Apparently, no one had cancelled the fish tacos, because those arrived (free of charge) about 30 minutes later.
At this point, we were getting kind of full, but Matt and I were determined to eat our free entree! The fish tacos were fabulous, so I’m glad we accidentally got them. Lauren and Evan’s salmon was great too, but it arrived 30 minutes after our entree.
Needless to say, the service was pretty terrible at The Savant Project, but the staff was at least apologetic about the mix up(s). At one point, we asked to speak to a manager and were told there wasn’t one on site (maybe that’s their problem?). Luckily, one of the bartenders came over to our table and told us that all of our drinks would be taken care of, and when the bill came, some of the entrees were free too! Although it wasn’t the best dining experience, we did enjoy some pretty good food at a pretty low cost, so it’s a shame the service wasn’t better.
Today’s schedule is wide open. You know my life revolves around food so the only certainties are lunch and dinner..