I’ve never been one for the gourmet moniker. To me, good food is real food, and labels are things you find on jars.
Bramoso’s was not my first choice. I tend to be turned off by what I think may be an elitist establishment, but after checking out their website we found that they supported NS growers, local farmers and were very “small business” oriented. That is a quality I admire because I truly feel that if your suppliers are local, my money, in the long run, is helping to support the local economy.
For my meal tonight, I ordered pierogi and a spring salad, extra sour cream and a Snickers Brownie. I know, it sounds so yummy.
Never say yummy till the nomnoms are sitting in front of you. No sour cream at all – they sent ranch dressing instead. RANCH DRESSING. Yes. Who eats ranch dressing with pierogies?? Why not slap a nun in the face while you’re at it?
The pierogies, 6 total, were small. They were soggy. Not much flavor. I was really not impressed with them at all. They looked like sad little lumps left out on the steam table too long. The onions made them taste almost sweet, and the cook had melted what looked like velveeta over the top of them.
The spring salad, however was lovely. It really was. Microgreens, red onion, tomatoes, walnuts, and feta with my choice of greek dressing. It was very light and flavorful, and the portion size was perfect – Nyx and I shared it, OH LA LA.
They never even added the brownie to the order. Again…haul in the nun and slap her again.
I’m not sure that I would order from them again. For the money we spent, yes the entire meal was filling….well, for everyone else it was. I ate some chips afterwards because I had no brownie. For my own plate, however,I was left wanting more than just a really great salad.
I give it:
Well, I actually called in the order (Did we mention this was delivery service? Yeah, we don’t get out much), and the person who answered sounded pretty depressed and not at all happy to help me.
For myself, I ordered the Veggie Supreme wrap “served with kettle style chips”, the Snickers brownie, and I shared Psyche’s spring salad (which was delicious). The wrap was very tasty, I ordered it with chicken breast. The pita gave me the impression of freshly made, though whether it was or not I couldn’t say. It was very rich and filling, and the only criticism I have was that it was too heavy on the grilled onions, and it could have used a bit more “Veggie”. It did not, however, come with the side of kettle style chips as promised. That was more of a disappointment than perhaps it should have been, but there you go. And again, the lack of brownie, well, that was just depressing. You don’t fuck with a girls brownie. Period. Granted, we weren’t charged for the absent brownies, but still, if you’re going to run a successful business, you pay attention.
On the plus side, our little one seemed to appreciate her pizza.
Like Psyche, I had high hopes for Bramoso’s once I had discovered that they source and support local, but the service we received tonight leads me to believe that it’s a gimmick and they really don’t care.
I give it: