So, yesterday my BFF and I stopped for lunch, at Jack Astor’s. I ordered the Jerk Pork and she ordered the Lamb Kafta.
Mine was OK. The pineapple salsa was great, but you can’t go wrong with pineapple in my book!! The jerk marinade on the pork had a bit of kick, not as much as I’m used to, when my hubby makes it at home though. The rice and peas that came with it though was SUPER bland 😦 Not sure if they did that, to bring out the flavour of the jerk pork more, but it was disappointing.
(Photo courtesy of Christine R. on Yelp)
As for my BFF’s Lamb Kafta…it was a disaster!! It tasted like overly salted sausage, with confused seasoning. The spices weren’t Mediterranean, or even Middle Eastern. The clueless waiter ‘thought’ it may be Greek, but it wasn’t even close. So, I’m guessing it was a badly executed Tandoori seasoning, because of the red colour. And although I love Tandoori chicken, when it came to the ‘Lamb Kafta’ the colour was SO off-putting…at least for me. She was a trooper and ate most of it, to give it a chance, but that’s a dish I’ll NEVER order there.
We’ve been to Jack Astor’s numerous times over the years, and back when they first opened they had some pretty good dishes. Now it seems, ever since they’ve gone the ‘chi-chi’ route, with the ‘upscale’ decor and novel-length menu. They should’ve stuck to the no nonsense menu they had before. Unfortunately Jack Astor’s is really disappointing me, more and more, each time I go 😦 I do hate writing negative reviews for places, but sometimes, it’s just plain justified. Of course it’s up to all of you, to decide for yourselves right?! You may enjoy Jack Astor’s, more then I do, and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that!!
Bon Appetit Everyone 🙂