Restaurant Week: Cassis measures up
"How bad was it?" jokes Cassis chef/owner Sean Lawford after a Hook reporter had finished interviewing three Charlottesville Restaurant Week goers at his Water Street restaurant. It's not often he gets such immediate feedback, perched as he is at the stove behind the bar, but he didn't have to worry about a bad review this time.
"It..was...awesome," declared Charlottesville resident Sue Alston and her two daughters, Lyndsey and Helen. Although the family has lived in Charlottesville for ten years, the elder Alston said they had never been to Cassis before. But Restaurant Week was too tempting to pass up.
"It was definitely worth it," said Lyndsey. "The portions were good...there was plenty to eat."
Indeed, around 6:30pm tonight it looked like there were plenty of people eating at Cassis, as the patio and right side of the inside of the restaurant were already full.
The elder Alston, a transplant from Great Britain, says she's been telling everyone she knows about Restaurant Week. Asked if they'd welcome another one in January, the verdict is unanimous.
"We would definitely do it again," they say in unison.