Terrible food A review of Belhurst - Chambers in the Castle
Our friends from CA were visiting east and we joined them for a long weekend in the Finger Lakes. Except for dinner at Belhurst on Monday it was a great reunion. For starters my wife's shrimp dish had been, per the server, reheated. Wow, don't you just love the rubbery texture of reheated shrimp. My Buffalo stew was also reheated and this made the egg noodles, lots of egg noodles, a little dry. If fact, the ones on the edge of the plate were about crispy. When we asked why the delay we were told our friend's Osso Bucco wasn't ready when our meals were. When their meals arrived it was obvious from the few pieces of meat left clinging to the bone that this dish had finally met the standards of the kitchen shown in the rubbery shrimp and dry noodles. AND, for the first time in my experience, there were no marrow forks served with Osso Bucco. An inspection of the bone indicated that they were not needed. Osso Bucco without the pleasure of delicate marrow; apparently only at Belhurst. While we expected a fine dining experience at Belhurst Castel we merely ate, and, at this point, only because we were hungry. Dessert was pretty good.
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