After thinking long and hard, Iâ€™ve chosen my five favorite comments from more than 100 during Hudson Valley Restaurant Week. Each of the five winners. Each of you receives a pair of tickets to the grand tasting at the Greater New York Wine & Food Festival.
Number four goes to “Sharon,” whose comments on Equus were helpful to all readers. She noted inconsistencies between my meal and hers, and by pointing out the differences alerted other readers to potential problems at the restaurant. Congratulations Sharon!
I enjoyed your review of Equus. I believe my friend and I were there the same day – Sunday evening around 5:30-9:00. The views and ambiance were stunning. We had a terrific time, but I found the meal to be a bit unbalanced. The food was good, but there were definitely consistency problems. For instance, my salmon carpaccio was CERTAINLY not salty at all – when I tried it, I suspected they forgot to season it. My friend LOVED her soup and her bowl was overloaded with duck confit. And while the flavor of my braised oxtail was absolutely delicious, the polenta was so runny that it actually leaked through the fork, so that it was almost impossible to eat. It was the consistency of melted ice cream. I never send anything back and I considered sending that dish back because it was so frustrating trying to eat it, but in the end I kept it because the flavor was very very good. And yes, we both had the panna cotta, and our thoughts were that it tasted more like mousse.
All in all, a very fun time, but for their reputation, and what they normally charge, I expected their food to be spot on. It was uneven, with only spots of greatness.