Chris Nuttal-Smith of Toronto’s Globe and Mail newspaper has managed to do something I’ve never seen before — in a published restaurant review, he went below one star and gave zero stars (out of five) to a restaurant in Toronto’s Trump hotel — even though he said the food was great.
America at the Trump hotel: The food is amazing – but you shouldn’t eat here, ever — that’s the headline — and the review goes on to describe at least one very creepy client, and rather creepy service, even though he writes:
The lobster Rockefeller – Henry – was worth its price and then some. One of the garnishes on the excellent plate of milk-fed pork was a buttery Granny Smith apple purée that tasted like tarte tatin, but was formed intotrompe l’oeil apple slices, complete with the (fake) green peel and all. The $56 lamb rack was superb; the roasted scallop jambalaya a rare fail – oversalted.
Greg, at the bar, is complaining about Toronto. You need to make at least a million a year to be comfortable in the city, he announces. Greg is in his upper 40s, by the look of it. He says he’s in finance. He’s brought the new girl from the office with him, a kind young thing named Julie who only recently moved to Toronto, who is maybe half his age. Julie’s drunk, but she isn’t stupid. Julie keeps rolling her eyes.