It has been bugging me for a while but I guess I just refuse to admit it. The last straw came today though and I am just going to state it: Garibaldi is no longer on my radar screen. The standards have just dropped gradually but quickly. Help!
The pasta used to be a fail-proof option. Always al dente and always a delicious sauce. But the penne with salmon, saffron and white wine sauce was a joke. Seriously. I think any kid can cook a better pasta.
I had a couple of disappointments before this but just wanted to give it another chance. So after a decent starter of zucchini roll-ups filled with goat's cheese, I felt positive about the pasta main course.
Wow, a somewhat aesthetically-challenged platter of pasta came before me. Unappetizing penne painted in an orangey-hue, dotted with cubes of salmon so small they seem to be fighting a losing battle trying to make their existence known. Well, being kind, I gave my sense of sight the benefit of the doubt and spooned a portion into my mouth.
Lukewarm - must have been sitting under the warmer while the other dishes were prepared. And the fish. Oooh, I am not asking sashimi-fresh but it did taste slightly fishy, which would have perhaps gone unnoticed if any white wine was used at all.
I had to salt my pasta.
Ok, enough said. I will definitely have to try out more lunch spots.