Bradley Ogden in Las Vegas

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T. Altmayer
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Bradley Ogden in Las Vegas

#1 Post by T. Altmayer » February 14th, 2009, 3:54 pm

Had a meal there last night and was relatively disappointed.

Appetizers: My wife's butternut soup was oddly watery and while she thought the flavors were alright, I thought it was kind of a mish mash. My blue cheese soufflé was better and probably the best dish I had, it was flavorful and nicely balanced. Kind of a strange presentation, however, with a streak of rubbed red beat across the whole plate that was dried out and not meant to be edible.

Main courses: My wife's mushroom risotto was the highlight of the night and truly was a wonderful dish. I got the roasted chicken because I wasn't all that hungry and the spaghetti squash side sounded very interesting. The chicken was well cooked with a nice, crisp skin, but the squash was clumpy with almost a vinegary finish. I almost had to use a knife to cut it up before eating. Not good.

Dessert: We shared a carrot cake that was dried out. It was cooked in a small tin which took out all of the moisture I would normally associate with this kind of cake.

The worst part of the evening was a wine list full of wines at 3 to 4 times retail. Finally found a Peay Hirsch Chardonnay for $100, but can't help but think in this economy they would tone down the wine prices a tad.

Not a bad meal, just not a great meal and for a $300 price tag, it should have been much better than it was.
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Re: Bradley Ogden in Las Vegas

#2 Post by Joe Dulworth » February 14th, 2009, 4:13 pm

Disappointing. I think it was about 3 years ago I had a dinner there with Adam Lee (Siduri), just the two of us, and it was a really good dinner. Of course it didn't hurt any that he was there to show them some of the wines and we not only ended up with great service but a personal tour of the kitchen and such.

3 years makes a lot of difference I guess. :(
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Re: Bradley Ogden in Las Vegas

#3 Post by T. Altmayer » February 14th, 2009, 7:24 pm

Worked well for Adam, they must of had 5 or 6 his pinots on the list.
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Re: Bradley Ogden in Las Vegas

#4 Post by John Tomasso » February 15th, 2009, 6:01 am

Uh oh. I'm not happy to read this. Ogden is coming to Santa Ynez Wine Country, in the form of a new restaurant, Root 246.
It is in partnership with the Chumash band of Indians, who also run the local casino. They purchased a hotel and restaurant in Solvang, and did a complete revamping of both.
The new hotel is Hotel Corque, and the restaurant, being set up and run by Ogden, is Root 246, a play on the name of one of our main highways here, Hwy 246.

There is much anticipation regarding this new effort. I hope it's not going to be a flop.
It's supposed to taste like that

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