But it took less than 5 minutes for the food to arrive, almost as though the food just sits in a warmer waiting to be ordered. My salad was exquisite!!!! Arugula with camembert cheese, walnuts and a honey balsamic dressing whose recipe I absolutely must steal. YUM YUM YUM!! My friend had the minestrone soup for her starter which was very average.. It was more like a veggie broth than it was a minestrone soup that often comes with a pasta. Her main course left a lot to be desired as well with a bland fried fish (which they refused to grill) on top of an asparagus risotto. Her desert though, was quite a yummy piece of culinary artistry (I honestly just wanted to put those words together). It was good though. White chocolate mouse with roasted nuts. While we enjoying our meal, the chef came in, approached one member of staff and proceeded to shout at her in front of the guests. It wasn't very loud shouting but it did make us feel uncomfortable and maybe a little upset. Especially knowing full well that these expatriate chefs make over 1M a month and the staff they talk down to are earning a measly 15k. It drives me nuts and most of the time I want to say 'GO BACK TO YOUR COUNTRY AND TRY FIND A JOB THAT"LL PAY YOU HALF WHAT YOUR EARNING HERE. DO YOU EVEN HAVE A WORK PERMIT??? HUH??'. Yeah we know how those stories go.
Anyway, our stay at Lucca was a brief and slightly enjoyable encounter. I had to get home quick before the ittis kicked in properly. Overall, I'd give these guys a 5/10.
Though I have never written a review of any sort, I am enjoying this for no specific reason and may write a few more on the other restaurants I visit this week for #NRW2015.