The birthday celebration continued on Sunday when nine of us hit Vela in
The food wasn’t much better. With nine people, we managed to sample a lot of the menu. About half went for the prix-fixe and the other half went a la carte. The highlights? People seemed to like the chickpea pesto that came in the bread basket, there was a mushroom risotto that earned high praise, and I had mussels with polenta and pepperoni for a starter that was tasty. The tiramisu was also not bad. Sadly, everything else was mediocre (incliding another sub-par bolognese). I won’t go it in to details, it’s not worth it. Between the food and the service, I certainly won’t be back and you certainly shouldn’t bother.
How did I manage to fail in my restaurant choices two nights in a roll, for my birthday celebrations, no less? Maybe I’m losing my touch.