Went to a fabulous (sounding) pop-up dining and art experience at The Old Vic tunnels the other night. The Minotaur - a celebration of the ancient Greek story of a half bull half boy character.
I haven’t been to the venue before - but a good source tells me the art installations - while very nicely set up - were in fact a little same-same as last time.
We’d pre-booked the gourmet dinner, cooked by various chefs, and were instantly amazed as soon as we walked into the Victoriana-meets-chic decorated dining area.
That’s where the amazement ended.
Menu descriptions were cleverly written, but utterly useless.
The courses were well presented, but were bland.
The veggie main was some strange root vegetable that wasn’t cooked properly, mixed with an over-abundance of chestnuts, both of which flavours just didn’t gel.
The dessert (extra cost) , and was nicely described by the man next to us as “the bowl of chocolate topping”
All that topped off with a fight with the manager over service charged!
Pret-a-diner - such a great concept spoiled by over-priced bland dishes.