There's nothing more brutal than raw garlic. My insides cramp just thinking about that. :(
Where as while I'm not into canned garlic, I will eat raw or marinated garlic strait up with water and enjoy it. To each there own... :)
There are fetishists out there who would find this a total dream.
I can't for the life of me remember what the site was called, but I had to write the advertising text a few years back for a site for dudes who were way sexually interested in shrimp and anything related to shrimp. I took the guys check and assumed he'd go bankrupt, but low and behold he sent me an email about a month later thanking me for the copy and telling me I'd helped him get more than 10,000 paid subscribers.
I do remember one of the tag lines I did for a banner ad for the site: "The Cure For Your Crustacean Frustration!"
Rule 36: There's a fetish for everything.
Oh goodness...you're a better person than me; i think i would have had to send it back again--with an insult to the mother that bore him for not imbuing him with the common sense to realize that a chef is supposed to sometimes cook food.
He wasn't complaining, only amused.
Wow. That's pretty rude. How hard could it be to actually toss the garlic with the pasta rather than just dumping it on top? Lightly frying the garlic would take, oh, a minute? As you say, clearly worthy of "Chef!" (or, more likely, someone clearly unworthy of being a chef).
In the name of public interest for those of us who live in the same area, would you care to name said establishment so we can make sure we never eat there?
Not a worry, dude. It's way off your beaten paths.
You are safe. It's a long way from your stomping grounds.
Mmm, garlic naan. That makes me giggle about Lil B!
Classy joint, eh? I'm picturing Vic Tayback as Mel doing the cooking. Without a cigarette hanging out of his mouth, one would hope. What kind of Italian restaurant wouldn't know about garlic and olive oil? Kinda standard, isn't it? Sheesh.
It actually was a nice place
I bet that the actual chef/cook was too busy to remake the dish so the waitress put it together just to get it out quicker (happens all of the time in restaurants). Maybe it was a honest non-malicious mistake.
Having never worked in a restaurant, I wonder... isn't it ultimately up to the chef to be sure nothing sketchy comes out of the kitchen?
The waitress seemed very competent. I really don't think it was she.
I'd have eaten the mixture you ended up with. Sounds delicious. My housemate isn't as fond of garlic as I am, so I've cut way back and I miss it.
I love garlic, but this was a cold, unseasoned lump of it. Not appetizing at all.
You should have told the manager about this. If this were my restaurant I'd have made things right for you. But now you won't come back because of a bad couple of employees. It's not fair to you or the business.
I probably would go again, actually. But I'm weird that way.
Unless my experience somewhere is irredeemably horrid, I'll give it a second chance. Sometimes a third, if the food is awesome but the service is lacking.
Well I personally consider having raw pre cut garlic dumped on my pasta pretty bad. I've also worked customer service type jobs so that sort of behavior is pretty inexcusable to me. Its just bad customer service.
Chefs are an exception. I never managed to piss one off before!
In the future, I'd be sure to mention MY ALLERGIC REACTION to tomato sauces when ordering pasta. NOBODY wants to be responsible for a customer getting sick, and they'll have a chance to offer something else.
As someone who also has dietary needs that can be outside the norm, I can totally relate!
Also, which restaurant is it? I will be sure to avoid it in the future and recommend that this be Yelped.
It is far from your regular haunts; trust me on this. ;-)
2009-10-05 01:36 pm (UTC)
Re: Don't make the cook mad
LOL!! That's a much more evil mad on the part of the cook!
I'd have raised hell. Is it so much to ask for a different pasta sauce?
Either that, or I would have feigned a severe reaction to the garlic. Complete with seizing, foaming at the mouth, and rapid eye-rolling.
It could be argued that anyone with such an allergy would be rather foolish to ask for garlic in a pasta dish - or eat in an Italian restaurant in the first place!
Ah, but what if you didn't know you were allergic? (Is shamelessly grasping at straws here.)
I'll add my voice to the "where's the bad place" chorus,
BUT I'll trade you a supposedly very-good place.
Bucci's on Hilliard near Wooster supposedly does a wonderful garlic/oil spaghetti. It's also apparently the original, being located in a strip mall over there. Was an Italian pt's family recommending it, so it's probably worth a try. Enjoy!
You know, they are just a few blocks from us but we've never bothered to stop in. I must remedy this. Thanks for the encouragement.