- by Macrae Schaffler, Thursday, August 23rd, 2007
Five of us went to Erling Jensen’s on a Sunday night to check out the new chef, Karen Noriega, and see how the restaurant is doing. We left about two and a half hours later, stomachs full but slightly disappointed. We expected more from the supposed finest restaurant in Memphis.
The evening started well: we were seated quickly and immediately received water in our glasses and a wine list from the maître d’. The atmosphere was satisfactory - very old fashioned and homey, but elegant. We sat at our table for around five minutes before our waiter acknowledged us and inquired as to whether or not we would like to order wine, and we began with a bottle of Rustico Prosecco.