So I went to the Gingerman last week in Albany. That is probably in our top ten favorite restaurants in the area. I love the ambiance, the casual but delicious food, the great wine list. I can just wax on and on about the place. It’s also like a hidden gem buried deep inside the student ghetto on Western Ave.
I went with a good friend of mine and was raving about how delicious the steak fries are (side note: I am a french fry connoisseur. I have even been to the place where french fries were born, Belgium. I take my fries seriously.). We order, she gets a panko encrusted chicken sandwich with brie and raspberry on foccacia. I got their warm turkey sandwich with cranberry, dressing, and overall deliciousness.
I was really excited about the fries.
But then…the food comes, and WHAT? there are lame Sysco fries on my plate. They’re not even cooked all that well, and are completely bland. To say I was disappointed would be an understatement. At least, both sandwiches were extremely delicious and consumed probably a little too quickly (at least mine was).
I asked the really friendly hostess, what happened to the awesome steak fries? She said she didn’t know but would let the kitchen know that I missed them. Bless her heart.
I will continue to go back and hold out hope that the kitchen will make the right choice and bring back those amazing steak fries.