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Posted on Sat, 09.12.2009 @ 22:13Shortly after documenting a baptism at the downtown catholic church this past Sunday, my clients invited me to join them for lunch at Perricone’s Marketplace & Café (near the Mary Brickell Square shops). We arrived half soaked and half starved, shaking the water off from our coats and shirts. We waited for about 10 minutes before being seated, after which, the staff waited on us promptly and generously. I didn’t sample the wine, although other guests were drinking it glass after glass, so it must have been good. At $50 per bottle, I hope it was. While taking our party’s order, one of the servers made a flirtatious innuendo towards my client – while her husband was right next to her taking care of their baby. I think he was trying to be friendly, but he clearly had no tact. I ordered the Fettuccini Filet Mignon ($16) – a nice, sensible item on the menu. When my entrée arrived, I received a soupy, dark pasta with strips and bits of beef, red peppers and feta cheese. It didn’t appear quite as appetizing as I thought it would, until I tasted the meat – it was rancid. Quite frankly, I was starving, so I ate the fettuccini by itself, and left all the meat and its accessories on the side of the plate. I then called our server and politely told him he should tell the chef to check on his meat before cooking it. He and another gentleman quickly apologized, and removed the meal from our the bill, so I have to give them a high mark on service. But, honestly, if I go back to Perricone’s again, I will not order any dish with meat – unless I’m in company of a brave soul who wants to try it before I do. My Reviews + Ratings: 1 – 10 (L-H) Ambiance: 8.0 Staff: 7.0 Service: 9.5 Food: 4.0 Overall: 7.1... Read more