Friday, July 20, 2012

Spoiled Rotten.

Cleveland is spoiled rotten with our long list of fantastic independent restaurants at our fingertips. Even our area's hotels have stepped up to the game, and offer great spots like AMP 150 at the Airport Marriott and Table 45 at the Intercontinental. "R" and I have also enjoyed a great meal at Sans Souci in the Renaissance in the past.

Traveling for work, and eating on the road just makes me homesick and appreciate how lucky we are even more than I do on a regular basis. I selected a Cincinnati hotel based on the fact that it offered a restaurant on-site. I was going to be arriving late on Wednesday, and was going to need a bite to eat (no fast food here, please). Also, I needed to work from the hotel all day Thursday. So dining at the hotel would be convenient. I looked at their Bistro menu online, and it looked fabulous. What a lie.

Most of the tantalizing items listed on their online menu weren't even included. I settled for a Steak Salad with apples, dried cranberries, onions, and a garlic dressing for lunch on Thursday. Even though it was ordered as medium-rare, the steak arrived well-done. And the apple slices...BROWN. Eww.

What a let down.

What do you think guests think when they discover some of our hotel restaurants? I'd feel like I hit the jackpot. Way to show out-of-towners what we've got, Cleveland!

Ahh, it's good to be home...


Wearing Mascara said...

Very, very good point. I went to Amp 150 once with a coupon and loved it.