After my drive and visit to the Chrysler Museum of Art, I returned to Page House for a well needed nap! And then it was up off to dinner at Omar's Carriage House. Based on my pre-trip research, it seemed like the best place to go.
I planned my trip to Norfolk months in advance and based on
where I was staying the venues I was visiting I researched a series of
restaurants in the area. Based
upon the menu and ratings I chose Omar's Carriage House with great
anticipation. Here are the good
things. It's a lovely
setting. The staff is incredibly
accommodating, helpful, and to the server who helped me, downright cheery. And that's probably why I felt
compelled to lie when she asked me how my food was. I wanted it to be as amazing as I had hoped it would
be. Here is the truth of my personal
experience. I ate there on a
Thursday evening that was rather slow.
The beet salad was delicious.
I asked the server for a recommendation and she gushed on the Duck, so I
ordered the Duck. The Duck was
nothing special at all. I eat a
Thai Crispy Duck at a local DC restaurant for half the price and it tastes
circles around this duck. Furthermore
the Sweet Potato Hash was old, and luke warm and just nasty. Not anything I would have ever have served
to a guest in my home. Likewise
the Brussels sprouts were dry and chewy in a way that only a cow could
appreciate. I'm sorry that I told
the lovely young woman otherwise, but I've learned a valuable lesson. If I'm ever again in such a
situation--I honestly won't pay for poorly prepared food like this. And would never recommend this place to
I was born on a bitterly cold end of January night in the year 1961. It was seven years to the day after the birth of Oprah Winfrey, and one year before the death of Robert Frost on that same day. Cool associations both.
I was the first child of older parents (my mother was 42). I love the color yellow. I am single, and fascinated with life.