The magnificent Ahwahnee Dining Room was lavishly decorated with a 34 foot high beamed ceiling and large sugar pine trestles that complement the room's granite pillars. It was dressed with huge picture windows, chandeliers and medieval paintings to create the perfect ambiance for diners. Despite the luxurious decors, the 2 pages menu was rather disappointing with very limited choices.
Dungeness Crab Cakes (US$17) - The Bricked dough crusted with apple was very unique with rum and pecans dressings.
7oz Grilled Tenderloin (US$49) - The tenderloin was served together with root vegetable pave, veal sweetbread and porcini jus
Pan Roasted Steelhead Trout (US$33) - Hmmm.... the fish was overcooked and the sauce did not jived with the fish. What a pity.
9oz Angus Beef Prime Rib (US$46) - Palatable. Period.
Rotisserie Chicken (US$45) - The chicken was tender. Period.
Apple Pie (US$11.25) - Nothing great.
Apple Fig Tarte Tartin (US$11.25) - The crust was tough and the apple fig was extremely sour. The ice cream was the only delectable item on this plate.
What more can I say? Ahwahnee Dining Room desperately need a new chef.
Verdict : NOT SMITTEN