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CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON 2020

My coconut cake with coconut liquor.

Lunch at JOANNE’S without Lady Gaga

It was ITALIAN RESTAURANT WEEK in NYC………..so we decided to give JOANNE’S TRATTORIA another try.  Lady GAGA bought the place for her dad…..and it is rumored that she sometimes eats there.

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From the street the restaurant looks like a charming place for dining.

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This is the only glance we got of Lady Gaga.  A wall plaque.

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Starting with a glass of the house wine……….bode well.

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Nice bread basket…..but we weren’t served any!  Strange!

 

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The Trattoria has a new lunch menu.  Everything is $12.

 

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The best part of the meal was the ever flowing chilled tap water……tho sparkling was only $6.

 

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Our waiter was a charming young man………new at this game but trying hard.

 

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It is strange that the room has no personality……..nothing Italian  for ambiance.

 

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Yes, the dishwasher missed this bit of someone else’s meal on my fork.

 

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My “rare” hamburger was as hard as a rock.  The side of Mac & Cheese was delish……….  absolutely the best part of the meal.

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This was the special salad……….but the chicken was extra$$.

 

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Meatball parmesan………. rock hard and grey.  Donald ate it anyway.

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The “Justin Bieber” look-alike at the next table was bored stiff.  His Pizza Bolognese was all sauce and no pizza.  Weird!

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Coconut cake……….slipping and sliding….was right out the Betty Crocker Box.  We ate it all.  $12.

 

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Cafe Americano……….$4…….hot but no refills.

 

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So………ITALIAN WEEK……..and no sign of the PRIX FIXE $26 lunch.  will we return……….NO.  I paid with a $100 Gift Certificate………..which was at first rejected…….the waiter said it had already been cashed!  DUH!  How could that be when I had it right there in my hand?  My change was a credit for 34 cents.