that's right. we went to claypots last week. this establishment has had people raving over it. people in the newspapers, people on the street. people who are friends.
i've been wanting to go because everyone said it was sooooooo good.
well, to my mind, it wasn't.
i'm sorry but there it is. we sat there and indulged them their quirky ordering system. the waiter was nice, and he indulged us our dull-witedness when it came to trying to order for three kids and two adults.
so we finally settled on a claypot which had pipis and fish in it [i describe it like a pudding, the dude said]. we ordered a meze arrangement of about 8 small dishes. and a whole flathead for the table. and three kids meals which were the only good things to appear. as well as the wine. which we had to go and get ourselves from the tavern.
BUT THAT'S OK.
look, i know it's not nice to bag a restaurant. they work very hard and all that. which is why i'm doing this here and not here, the restaurant review group i belong to. because the original point of that site, we do chew our food, was to post about great places to eat, and share those recommendations with others.
let me detail the ways in which claypots was for me a pretty ordinary experience:
1. every bite of fish seemed to have bone in it. and i'm not just talking about the sardines; that i expect. but the stingray, check. the whole flathead, check.
2. can i just say, cajun spices and seafood DO NOT GO TOGETHER. this is my fault for going to a restaurant where these flavours are the specialty
put it this way; seafood = delicate, light. cayenne pepper, paprika, all types of peppers, etc = mouth burny, overwhelming and yuck.
i am not one of those people who are fussy about their food. i love strongly-flavoured, tasty, spicy, hot food but not with fish or crustaceans.
was this my fault? should i have known claypots is cajun? is it all cajun or just what we ordered? am i being unfair?
but mouthsful of bones, followed by large sections of unbearable, AWFUL spices, had me almost gagging.
on a lighter note i was happy to see the spunky dame win the oscar for best actress, also i bought some brown cords today. saw a girl on a bike wearing some yesterday, thought to myself i need some brown cords, and then there they were today, just waiting patiently for me to take them, try them on, and buy them
ps. any lawyers out there, tell me if this claypots thing is defamatory. i'll bin it. INC?