Taste Mediterranean Grille reviewed: a preview, a link, and a follow-up
Because I will be traveling next Monday, I won't be around for a postmortem discussion, so I'm kicking that off now, too.
And, while I'm at it, I'm posting a link to the review, which I try to remember but only occasionally manage to do every week as soon as the review goes online.
Another reason for a three-in-one post is that we don't have as much photography as we'd've have liked from Taste Mediterranean Grille. We shot there back in late October for a Table Talk piece I did about the restaurant's opening but didn't go back to get more photography to accompany the review.
So, here you go -- a review preview, a link, and a Monday Morning Quarterbacking
If I had managed to post a review preview if might have looked something like this:
Taste Mediterranean Grille is the new restaurant in the old Cafe Troia space. I would have added in that Cafe Troia moved right across the street because I once had it made it sound like Cafe Troia had closed for good and someone from there contacted me about it. ((Another thing, this new place is not related to a similarly named restaurant that Ann Nault ran in Belvedere Square in the location that is now Crush.) This review is a departure of sorts in how it focuses on a particular personality.
Monday Morning Quarterbacking
For the postmortem post, I probably would have questioned whether I did spend too much time talking about the waiter Rafael Coppola at the expense of the chef Luigi Palumbo, whose food I enjoyed so much. I would have explained that the three stars for service and two-and-a-half stars for atmosphere were intended to suggest inconclusiveness; I think the evening we chose for the review was too slow for me to draw an accurate conclusion. I would have asked you what you thought.
I would have added in that I wished I'd have had the chance to visit Taste twice before I wrote the review. I always wish I could, just more so this time. And I would have encouraged everyone to give Taste a try but maybe not on Saturday night.
Baltimore Sun photo/Barbara Haddock Taylor