S’more Luna Park

December 8, 2011

in dessert, dinner, restaurant

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Luna Park is definitely my go-to place for a romantic, easy dinner with Abe. I’ve had this Groupon deal saved for a little while, waiting for the right time. Since I thought/hoped I’d be working on a TV Show Wednesday, I hadn’t made any plans – so last night was perfect!

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The Prix-Fixe Dinner meal (offered every single night) is 2 appetizers, 2 entrees, and 2 desserts from their menu

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We split our starters…

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…Roasted Cauliflower with Calabrian Chiles + Capers (even better than it was the last time we were here) and Grilled Artichoke

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The latter came with Lemon Aioli; I didn’t use any since it was already pretty greasy. This ‘choke was actually really tough and skimpy.

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Not at all disappointing, however, was my main dish…

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…Ale Marinated Chicken with Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Butternut Squash, and Sage Jus

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I ate every savory + sweet bite, save a couple pieces of skin…

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…plus some of the crust + noodles from Abe’s Mac n Cheese with Broccoli

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We got a dessert to go…

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…I dominated most of this one, which CANNOT be wrapped up in a box

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These make-your-own s’mores were featured on the Food Network’s “The Best Thing I Ever Ate

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Sad to say, they were definitely NOT the best thing I’ve ever eaten. In fact, they were the WORST s’mores I’ve ever had!

The graham crackers were flimsy…

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…most of the marshmallows got stuck to the side of the pot…

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…the chocolate was like Hershey’s syrup. It was a hot mess…

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…but I still finished it off.

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Gotta stop ordering dishes I see on the Food Network!!!  Other disappointments – Dorowot, Chicken Meatball, Chicken Pot Pie

But I’ve had some winners too – Garlic Noodles, White Chocolate Pretzel Peanut Butter, and of course, Umami Burger!

What have your experiences been with media-hyped-up meals?

{ 9 comments }

1 katecooks December 8, 2011 at 9:42 am

yum! i have that same groupon waiting to be put to good use! working in PR, i’m confident in saying that some of the reviews are probably true, while others are totally contrived. the thing is, you can’t really tell which is which! guess that means you’ll just have to keep on food testing :)

2 allie@sweetpotatobites December 8, 2011 at 10:18 am

bummer about the luna park smores! i’ve never had them but i have had the deep fried apple pie and that was pretty decent. on the appetizer front, the goat cheese fondue is always a winner in my book.

3 Lynn at The Actors Diet December 8, 2011 at 3:14 pm

we were thiiiis close to getting the fried apple pie – next time!

4 brokencookiesdontcount December 8, 2011 at 1:25 pm

Sounds like fun, even if the food wasn’t all terrific!

5 Emily December 8, 2011 at 10:07 pm

I saw their s’mores featured on Food Network- what a bummer that they don’t live up to the hype!
Everything else looks sensational though. And for the price with your Groupon, how can you go wrong?

6 Lynn at The Actors Diet December 8, 2011 at 11:41 pm

yeah you can’t complain with those prices!

7 Foodie and the Beatz December 9, 2011 at 8:18 am

I go hunting for Food Network finds too and I have to say most are just ok. Don’t think I’ll learn my lesson though!

8 Lynn at The Actors Diet December 9, 2011 at 8:48 am

yeah. me neither :)

9 Megan @ The Detoxinista December 9, 2011 at 9:45 pm

Too bad about those s’mores!
Austin and I hunted down the “Toasted Marshmallow Milkshake” at an NYC restaurant that was featured on that Food Network show, and it was seriously amazing! (and that’s coming from a girl who doesn’t even like marshmallows…) I love Umami burgers, too!!

But, I did try a hyped-up breakfast restaurant during my last trip to NYC, and it was the WORST breakfast I’ve ever had– and probably the priciest, to boot. I guess it’s hit or miss.

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