77 Pier Road, Cape Porpoise, ME, 207-967-8500 www.pier77restaurant.com
We started with a spinach salad served with beets, goat cheese and candied walnuts. It was tasty but slightly underdressed and we would have liked a few more of the delicious walnuts. We also ordered a plate of Greek mezzos which featured salad greens and pita chips along with some excellent hummus but a watery tzatsiki that was too lemony.
For entrees we chose a beautifully made and flavorful paella. Unfortunately it was so over-salted that we could barely finish.
Our other choice, a pasta Bolognese, was largely flavorless and tasted as though the chef had forgotten to salt the cooking water.
Well, we weren't looking for a free meal and had eaten the food, after all. So we insisted on the check and paid it. We certainly appreciate their desire to please their customers but the owner's good attitude stood in stark contrast to an off-putting note at the bottom of the menu. It stated that the chef has carefully calibrated the flavors on the menu and would not appreciate any substitutions or alternations. Well, chef, you calibrated poorly. Keep the owner's good wishes, lose the chef's note and attitude.