Yesterday, Introvertly Bubbly and I went to dinner at Wild Olive Bistro in Price Plaza, Chaguanas, to participate in the first ever Table Talk Food Awards Trinidad and Tobago (TTFATT) Restaurant ‘Foodie’ Crawl (from June 11 to 15, 2013). Restaurants participating in this organised Restaurant Crawl have an avenue to showcase themselves as the restaurant and to promote the award that they may have been nominated for. Or that was my understanding…
As you may recall, at the beginning of the year I visited Wild Olive as part of a birthday lunch celebration, and had a great experience. As also mentioned, there have been mixed reviews about this Bistro so in addition to participating in the Crawl, I wanted to go back and enjoy/justify my experience.
Contained in the menu presented to us, was a select amount of items that could be combined to get you a three course meal for a fixed price. Looking through the menu, there was a selection of meats so you chose to your liking. We decided upon our chosen meal, then did a quick calculation. It turns out that the meal combination we had each decided upon was in fact cheaper if the items were bought off the main menu – good thing we checked.
We stuck to our chosen combination, but opted to buy off the menu instead and then sat back to enjoy the good conversation. Our choices included were the following: “Insalata Caprese” with “Spaguetti e Polpette” and “Bruschetta” with “Pasta di Verdure“.
The service was once again great, with a very friendly and attentive waitress, and the evening manager introducing himself, checking up on our dinner.
The food on the other hand, hmmmmm…. my meal was slightly bland and felt as if something was missing. I added pepper sauce to give it a little more taste. As much as I love spicy food, I feel that adding pepper should be something that enhances the meal and does not necessarily make the meal. In this case, it felt like the latter.
This time around, I’d have to give an overall experience of 3.5 out of 5, with the main changes to this experience being the taste of food, the wait for our meal and the pricing of the ‘special event’.
Today we are planning to visit another restaurant participating in the Restaurant and Bar Crawl… Very excited! 😀
For more information on the Table Talk Food Award, Trinidad & Tobago, please see the following links:
Metro Magazine Article: dated 26 April, 2013
What is TTFA and what are they doing in Trinidad and Tobago?, dated June 7, 2013