Inconsistent with Food Presentation and Flavor
I was introduced to La Peniche by a friend on the afternoon of December 26, 2008. I ordered a turkey sandwich. I was surprised to see that my sandwich was beautifully made, cut in fours with toothpicks and shaved turkey. The order even came with French fries. I also ordered the Ooey Gooey Cake which was wonderful! The food was delicious and I was so full that I had to go home and take a nap. Not to mention, the customer service was impeccable.
I was so excited about going to La Peniche again that I told my boyfriend about it. We decided to go to La Peniche in the evening of January 2, 2009. Our server was very personable and friendly. We ordered Shrimp Po-Boys. When we received the order, the bread was burnt on the insides and the shrimp was flavorless. I was very disappointed with the order so I asked the server to take away my plate. I reordered the delicious Turkey Sandwich which I ordered just a week before, expecting it to look just the same. I was shocked when I saw a sandwich that could have easily been made by a child. It was not cut in fours, nor did it have the same shaved turkey that was given to me only a week ago. In addition, I did not receive French fries with my order. My turkey sandwich was not ?dressed?no mayonnaise? as I requested. My boyfriend wanted some condiments to go on his po-boy but it took a while for a server to get back to us. He ended up having to go to the counter himself to get ketchup.
As a cook myself, I understand that restaurant dining is 90 percent visual: the food tastes better when it looks good. Unfortunately this second outing at La Peniche has proven to me that the restaurant lacks consistency. I will not be returning to La Peniche and will tell everyone that I know about my experience there.