My notes are sparse on this meal at Ariadne, but I think the photos speak volumes. Ariadne bills itself as “Delicious food with Mediterranean & Asian influences.”
There were exactly 8 people in the restaurant from 7 pm to 9:30 pm. My dad and his friend just had a main course and I chose one appetizer and one slighter larger plate.
This was an $18 slightly larger course of 5 small slices of tuna that you needed a magnifying glass to find. It was topped with a huge “salad” of grated daikon, carrots and other assorted “stuff.” I kept thinking there must be more tuna under all the stuff on top. No such luck. Why the peanuts is a mystery to me. I would say that the food cost for this dish was approximately 10% if that. Absolutely dreadful.
There was lots of hummus, lots of arugula, many, many olives, but squid – it was like looking for a needle in a haystack.
I didn’t taste any of the mains, but suffice it to say, much went uneaten.
Grilled Lamb Rack with broccoli rabe, tzatziki, bulghur wheat & lamb ossobucco-
Pan Seared Duck Breast with roasted garlic bread pudding, Swiss chard, ciopollini onions & kumquats –
I think I know why there were only 8 people in this restaurant at prime time.