I’m guessing the owners at “Fuel” didn’t get the memo warning about the heath hazards of excess dietary salt. Everything served is over salted.. even the desert.
In general, service is reasonable however it’s clear that the staff were trained by rote. Upon receipt, every component of your meal is described in minute detail. A service I can do without. Our server knew little about the wine selection. Unacceptable considering the lofty prices being asked.
We were breaded in due course. Thinly sliced portions of baguette were served on a granite slab accompanied by creamed butter and…. salt! I figured the small bread portion was limited in order to save our appetites for the generous main course…. Sadly, that was not to be. Oh, the granite slab clearly originated from some poor fellows kitchen renovation. Recycling at its best?
I started with the Glorious Organic's Celebration Salad ($13). Presentation was fine, as was the portion.
My main selection was the Dry-aged Alberta Prime Ribeye with pommes frites. $35. I like my meat rare (or blue if I trust the establishment). I should have know better when the waiter suggested that perhaps medium-rare was a better choice. As the waiter described it, “the steak is nicely marbled”. MARBLED!!!! It was a hunk of pure fat!!! I wouldn’t feed that steak to a dog. The meat is cleverly disguised by some black sauce to conceal the fat content. Not a good choice. The pomme frites were again heavily salted and the frites themselves were small and crusty.
Dessert was Kentucky Bourbon Creme Brulee, cocoa nib biscuit, spearmint ice milk, $10.
I’m a sucker for crème brulee and for the most part, it was pretty good. Right up to the point I took a bite of the cocoa nib biscuit. Pure salt!!! I gagged. If you like crème brule, avoid the biscuit unless you have a defibulator handy.
Dinner ended with an espresso which I must admit, was the finest cup of coffee I’ve have since my tour of southern Itlay.
Dinner for 3 (with wine) was over $400.