Happy Mother's Day to Your Palate!
I wanted to treat myself and feast at the Spindletop, one of Houston's finests, much like Atlanta's Sun Dial where I have dined as well. Both restaurants revolve.
On Mother's Day of all days (and charging as much as it did), Spindletop offered its customers a cookie-cutter menu streamlined for the chef's convenience.
I had searched the menu online and knew what I wanted to order today, on Mother's Day, but Spindletop failed to offer me much choice; very disappointing.
The appetizer and main course appeared fresh. The dessert, especially the creme brulee and the cheese cake, looked and tasted old.
Still, the rest of the food was delish; my waiter was very efficient and very professional; the manager, on the other hand, failed to manage. Actually, (and for whatever reason), he acknowledged and managed only one Caucasian family, fawned over it, offered the adults free champagne, went to their table eight or more times, and ceremoniously ignored the rest of his clientele. I guess you would say that he wanted to make sure his bread was buttered generously.
|The appetizer was very tasty: light dressing, well seasoned, |
wide and crisp tomato slice, and well sauteed entwined shrimp.
Skipping breakfast always backfires. I didn't have time to eat breakfast this morning. Therefore, I overindulged and ate everything the waiter placed in front of me. Guilt grabbed and shook me. I rushed home to green tea.
|Behold the main course! Tasty red snapper, onion "noodles,"|
chopped pineapple, and diced red pepper hide a cornucopia of veggies: purple
and white potatoes, red, orange, and green peppers, and carrot.
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