I've said it before, and I'll say it again - Summerlicious is just not my cup of tea. Restaurants seem to have the complete wrong idea with how to handle Summerlicious customers. But this review, and the poor review, has nothing to do with the Summerlicious-ness of it...read on!
We arrived on time and were seated promptly. My friend and I ordered off the Licious menu, and she asked for the shrimp tempura, the pan-seared whitefish and the strawberry tiramisu. I ordered the chipotle chicken taco, the pork rib chop and the dark chocolate torte. I decided to forgo the drink since I just came from a drinks party earlier.
The app was fine - chicken tacos came on a bed of arugula and had minced, almost pasty chicken stuffed into a tiny shell. Next, AND PLEASE READ, the main.....the pork rib chop. I was delighted with the texture at first - very tender and had a good vein of fat on it. My friend and I hadn't seen each other in a while and were engrossed in our conversation, and it wasn't until I'd finished most of the chop when I looked down and realized that the pork was raw. Not just pink, but with the semi-translucency and jigglyness of raw meat. I stopped immediately and flagged our server over when he was close, and I explained that the pork was raw. He proceeded to explain that this is normal near the bone. Normal for pork to be raw? Is it normal for their customers to get sick to their stomachs too?? I politely disagreed - pork is not like beef, and it shouldn't be raw, EVER. He went on to explain the 4 day brining process it goes through. Fine, but...why is it raw?! He asked if I wanted to replace it with anything, but no...I want to NOT eat raw pork! I said no, but I'd like him to tell the chef that the dish was raw.
So it's not hard to see why I'm not happy with their service at all. The server went off and made no further mention of my dish, nor did he come back with any comments from the chef. I was not impressed. I am the opposite of impressed. I can only hope right now that my infamous iron stomach does not fail me now, and will do its best to combat raw pork.
It makes me wonder - if this was not a Summerlicious meal, would they have better addressed my experience?
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