(See the June 10, 2011, Review here.)
I stopped into Virtue Feed & Grain yesterday for the first time since the divorce with Eat Good Food Group, and was surprised to see how much the menu has contracted.
I only had a bowl ofÂ Seafood ChowderÂ ($7) with coconut milk, which was the soup of the day, and aÂ Diet Coke, so most of my perception was visual, along with menu study.
The Chef de Cuisine is now Santiago Lopez, who was previously Executive Sous Chef at Cafe Tu-Tu-Tango in Orlando. This was one heck of a promotion for Chef Lopez.
My bartender was as nice as could be, and this is still a lovely restaurant, but you can tell it’s just not the same – this has not been inÂ ItalicÂ since the Armstrong’s left, and I see no reason to raise or lower my rating based on yesterday. The patio seating in the alley was open yesterday, and in this weather, you couldn’t ask for a more pleasant environs to dine al fresco.