Monday, April 6, 2009

Rick's Cafe Casablanca RM38++ All you can eat; What a pity

My eyes sparked up the minute i read about Rick's holding an ala-carte buffet for only RM 38++.

I still remembered it must have been a good year and abit ago when we went to experience Tim's (the executive chef) cooking.

His creative flavours and dishes, all can be ordered via buffet style?

So we rushed and hit right into a wave of disappointment.

On a Friday night, the restaurant was quiet, without guests. That didn't sit too well with my friend. Err, i thought you said buffet?

When we opened the menu, all signs of the mains i had in memory had vanished.

In place was a variety of tapas, meat, pasta and pizzas which bear no resemblances to the cafe i visited. No signs of the juicy steaks and premium burgers.

True enough, the menu was signed off by a different chef. Confirmed by a friend who was around the corner and dropped by to say hi that Tim is now at El-Cerdo.

Oh well, if you are looking to pig out at protein and carbs (not to say the food was crap but i suppose edible at best) then this is still a place to go pig out for under RM50.

The disappointment piled on one by one when they keep telling us that our choices were not available several times and the finale of spotting a "bug" in my lamb stew after i finished the lamb.

Don't think i will be dropping by again.

24 comments:

Vivien said...

thought of eating there as one blogger said it is quite good, ice cream of odd flavors.

xin said...

hey my heart stopped for 0.5 sec when i thought it was great. lol.

Julian Si said...

Disaster!! :-(

Sean said...

gosh, how come we had such totally different experiences ar? everything we wanted was available when we went, and everything tasted fantastic. sorry to hear about your experience. but seriously, my friend and i were both wowed when we tried this, and we're not that easily impressed...

J2Kfm said...

hmm, mixed opinions?
not even one pic, surely must be a darn disappointing outing for you, Joe.

Amelia said...

really that bad ar? i'm going there with the office for a networking session tomorrow. Oh God save us if it's that bad.

thenomadGourmand said...

oh dear..saw the banner and was planning a nite out w some frens..mayb i'll put a brake to it..

550ml jar of faith said...

Not even worth a pic huh? Ah well at least you know where to look for Tim next time.

Precious Pea said...

Wahh...dat bad ar??? That area seems a bit hard to sustain lor.

Life for Beginners said...

The times have changed indeed... The baton passed to a new chef... All the best to them! :)

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

lob: yeap definitely all the best..

pp: thats what i thought to..cant some genius good chef take over any of the mediocre restaurants around the area?

550ml: no la..no camera around..but the bug really disturbed me..

thenomadgourmand: i suppose no crowd means plenty of time for you guys to chit chat n etc..just hope no bug..

amelia: its edible la..but if u read my previous review, i regarded it as a very very good restaurant..so its disappointing o see it turn out like this..

j2kfm: no camera la haha..it wasnt unedible..it was edible..but disappointed compared to my virgin visit..

sean: i think its different when u visited it b4 as opposed to a first visit.. but it didnt really vow my tastebuds

julian: pretty much..esp with a fren around..sigh

xin: haha..

vivien: didnt try the odd flavoured ice cream.. =(

Bangsar-bAbE said...

And I was planning to drag rif there this Friday... o_0

I'll stay far, far away!!

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

bbabe: hahah well but i suppose its good for u guys since its going to b quiet and u guys can sure pig out! just bcareful of the bug!

Jason said...

Eeeps... sorry to hear that dude.

thule a.k.a leo said...

hmm... then I guess this place won't last that long.. probably will be replaced by another restaurant soon...
food quality is very important to keep your customers... especially in this tough time

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

jason: haha its ok la..

leo: i dunno man..it was pretty quiet as a whole (as in the whole street on a friday nite)..

thule a.k.a leo said...

does that mean our country is sinking deeper and deeper into crises????

CUMI & CIKI said...

eh, no photo kah.. u should have posted the BUG!

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

c&c: i shud hav taken the phone camera hor..

leo: hmm the million dollar question..

Henry Yeo said...

yay!!! closer to my place.

Nic (KHKL) said...

reading your title, i thought i finally found a reason to visit rick's after reading about that food bloggers' event a long time ago.

seems like i should try haadyai street instead hor?

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

henry: closer to ur place?

nic: sigh not sure whether u wan to try since u have after all limited meals in KL hor..

fatboybakes said...

that;s the problem with F&B outlets in this country...they start of well, but maintaining consistency seems to be a big problem. my 2nd visit there was also my last...

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

fbb: sigh what to do? what a pity hor..