Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Parkshore Grille--St. Petersburg

Parkshore's Valet Parking is a convenient.  Christen had taken our reservation by email a month earlier and when we approached the Host Stand, they were ready for our 12:30 PM Easter Buffet seating.  

Our Server, Matt immediately greeted us and took our drink order.  Neither of us had been to Parkshore Grill before, so it was time to review the extensive menu. 

Our drinks arrived immediately and we decided on the Easter Buffet for $50.00 per person.  We had choices for appetizer, soup or salad, entreé, and dessert.  Sounded great, so we chose that special option.  

Shrimp Appetizer
Oysters on the Hall Shell

Our appetizers were delicious!

Spring Green Pea Soup
Lovely Greens with Spiced Pecans & Dried Cranberries

And it was time for our entreés.  We waited....waited...and waited.  Meanwhile, dining guests around us were enjoying their food and drink.   We waited...ordered another round of drinks.  Fortunately, we were deep in conversation and the time did fly by, but after all....we were getting ready to be served.  Matt returned to our table and informed us that my chicken entreé was not ready and he apologized.  He guaranteed us that the wait would be no longer than 8 or 9 minutes.  It took just about that amount of time. 

Sea Scallops with Risotto and Tomato Relish

My long delayed Roast Chicken with Sweet Potato

My dining companion and great friend tells me the Scallops were perfect....and they did look delicious.  My Chicken was OK but really had the overtone of being roasted at a different time and reheated for my enjoyment.  I didn't enjoy it ......just wasn't what I would have expected with this level of dining.  

Our desserts arrived and also were a little disappointing.   The carrot cake obviously had been sitting somewhere for a while...not sure but I believe the liquid once was ice cream.  My chocolate panna cotta and a little "dry".  

The Carrot Cake in a pool of something

The Chocolate Panna Cotta....very ordinary

Matt returned to our table to apologize.  Most people that were seated at our time had finished their meals and had left.  He advised us that he would speak to the management about our less than stellar dining experience.  After returning to the table, he gave us a 20% discount on the total bill.  His offer was satisfactory..but I would have expected a little a full refund on the chicken!  

Here is the ticket from the Easter Buffett and
notice the check was closed out at 2:37..two hours and 17 minutes
after our arrival.     Sorry Parkshore, you need to do better than this!

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