Lady M Confections
Before we even get our grubby hands on the Best Thing I Ever Ate dish, Lady M Confections commits at least five cardinal sins of our eating tour.
|Cake that Needs to Go to Confession|
2. Appropriate to the neighborhood location, the place itself is sterile -- white walls devoid of doo-dads surrounding white modern tables and chairs. "They could stand for some art," Ginger observes.
|Well, Doesn't This Look Warm and Inviting?|
4. The ordering process features the most confusing bout of logistics ever, so scarily intimidating that it causes Ginger to go running out of the premises until Vodka arrives. This system, or lack thereof, is compounded by some misleading signage which states that we cannot sit at a table until we are escorted by a staff member, yet in Twilight Zone-fashion, we are incapable of getting a staff member to wait on us.
|And Speaking of Incorrect Signage, Those Are Eclairs, Lady M. Even We Know That|
Finally, after entirely too many minutes of hovering at the glass-encased pastry counter with half the population of Europe and Asia, we are "taken" to our very own table (the same empty table we had been standing next to for the last fifteen confusing minutes). The waitress places two glasses of iceless water in front of us, which Ginger starts gulping madly, explaining how she was "ice skating all day." A solid ten minutes later, while in the middle of her second glass, she blurts out, "Oh, it's lemon!"
"What now?" Vodka asks.
"The water is flavored with lemon. I couldn't figure out what that flavor was and thought they were trying to poison me."
And that, ladies and gentlemen, is why we will never be foodies: the inability to recognize the flavor of lemon.
|Add a Slice of Lemon to the Glass Next Time, Will You?|
|Our Ordering Process Might Have Gone More Smoothly Had We Known How to Pronounce "Milles"|
We just wish we could say the same about its taste.
|And Its Ability to Withstand the Pierce of a Fork|
|Boring Cakes R Us|
|There Go Our Hopes for a James Beard Award|
|Dull Any Way You Slice It|
And that pretty much sums up the problem.
|Someone Pass the Taste|
|A Huff and a Cream Puff|
Lady M Confections's Milles Crepes Cake: 2 stars