While I enjoy heading out to new restaurants on occasion and trying new things, my luck with menu sampling tends to run toward the iffy. Saturday night we decided to have a late dinner with some friends at Chef Geoff's, a restaurant I've heard a lot about but I'd never been to. The chilled watermelon soup caught my eye, largely because I've been making a lot of watermelon salsa lately, so the savory aspects of the fruit appealed to me.
Unfortunately, what I got was pretty much an underseasoned bowl of watermelon juice with a smattering of julienned peppers. Disappointing. Meanwhile, Cavin was feasting on his appetizer of mini crabcakes with a mango salsa, which was delicious.
My main course, a seafood paella, was pedestrian with undercooked rice -- everyone else's main courses, ranging from tuna to pork tenderloin, were succulently fabulous.
Seriously, this happens to me all the time. I suppose I need to revert to childhood and just let someone else order for me so I can spend more time enjoying my own meals and less time eating off the plates of others.