I tried Nota Bene again today with a work mate. The service started slow as in we were offered sparkling water, then the menu, then cocktails, then we were able to order entree. Some of that could have been shortened. I was settled in to have a long lunch then but the entrees showed up in short order; a tuna tartare and sea bass. I don't know if they had that heated up in the back. At any rate, they were OK - portions are right but the taste could have been stronger. I finished with the berries for dessert and the work mate got some chocolate cake. $124 + tip. I asked for a cocktail close to the end of my meal and got a little stiff lip when I also asked for the dessert menu and she replied, "Yeah I'm getting it'" Getting change for the valet tip was also a chore.
After I work I did drinks at Angelini in RBC Plaza. I never ate there but they seem okay with a mediocre pace of alcohol consumption, $5.50 for a Glenfiddich with sit down is not bad. Good for commuters too.
Did more drinks at Royal York before going to Rawlicious in Yorkville. I had the pad thai, which was a cold kelp and zucchini noodle mix. It tasted like cold salad with a creamy peanut sauce to be honest. I'm not too sure if that was healthy. Dessert was a fruit nut cookie (I was told it was healthiest). Coming to Rawlicious was like walking into my feminist literature class in university; all women. Eventually two men did stroll in but were chatting up the wait staff about some kind of veggie fast. Plus two glasses of wine $43 + tip.
Tomrorow, Inigo for lunch...!