Five Bites on Friday

The last Five Bites of 2006 comes from reader Leah Elizabeth, at right:

1. Lobster mac and cheese at Zola

2. Angus beef burgers on brioche with pickles and onion straws at Matchbox

3. Yefem tibs (charcoal broiled sliced prime tender beef marinated in white wine and rosemary) at Etete

4. Moules (mussels) and frites at Bistrot du Coin

5. Black bean hummus and pita at The Perfect Pita

(And sneaking in a sixth for good measure...) 6. Lamb roganjosh (with tomatoes and caramelized onions) at Rasika

Five Bites is a weekly opportunity for you to tell Metrocurean readers which dishes you're enjoying around town. E-mail five of your favorite dishes or drinks and whether you'd like your name and a pic included to metrocurean@gmail.com.


Anonymous said...

We have always loved the mini-burgers and pizzas at Matchbox (in Chinatown) and have been regulars since it opened. It seemed like the perfect place to host a semi-private event. Unfortunately, we were treated terribly by the special events manager and the wait staff and left feeling very disappointed by the service as a whole. One week prior to the event, management changed the terms of the contract in a way that was very unfavorable to the hosts and the guests (after painful negotiations). During the event, all of the wait staff rushed the 20 guests through the entire meal and demanded one form of payment per table. As the host, they kept pulling me aside to discuss how quickly I could get the guests out of there and the payment plans, preventing me from celebrating my fiancé's 30th birthday and from entertaining our guests. After the event, we realized that we were charged 20% gratuity not only for the food and drinks we consumed, but also for the gift certificate they issued for not meeting a minimum guarantee (the 20%was later refunded). While it used to be our favorite restaurant, the horrible management and rushed service left a bad taste in our mouth and none of the 20 guests are eager to return.

Amanda said...

I'm sorry to hear that. Did you express your disappointment to a manager at any point? I'll bet they'd be willing to make it up to you.