So, how did they do? Okay, I guess. You be the judge.
As for my take on the situation: It has always struck me as peculiar when self-described “foodies” approach vegan food with misplaced apprehension; as if the food was an alien substance not based in reality. So, I find it quite odd that Frank Bruni (or Pete Wells, Dining Editor of the Times) would approach the food served at Candle 79 in this fashion. While I do not think that the review is “glowing” by any stretch of the imagination, I do feel that the write-up does give the deliciously decadent restaurant it’s much deserved due.
What do you think of the review? Feel free to voice your opinion in the comments section below.