As a horrible version of Take a Walk on the Wild Side plays by some less than talented female chartreuse and The Monster dies of hunger he hobbles into Quattro at the Four Seasons Palo Alto (it’s really a Two Seasons business park hotel, ergo The Monster’s deluxe room has a view of the freeway and Ikea) for lunch. A tour of Facebook has brought him North and despite the high tariff and low return on the hotel he is looking forward to a relaxing meal.
Blah, blah corporate decor. Blah, blah friendly service. Blah, blah must eat or will kill.
Cold pea soup with lobster to start and perhaps because The Monster is starved it’s quite lovely. Large chunks of lobster in a nicely chilled broth.
The risotto with scallops is the call for the entree. By this point The Monster has had fourteen pieces of bread, two crostini and three drinks and still feels like a Sudanese refugee.
Bad luck because the meal portion is embarrassingly small. Like thimble small. In fact, The Monster is not going to tell you the single, small scallop or the dollop of risotto is tasty because the serving size befits a gerbil.
So, if you ever find yourself in Palo Alto because Stanford business school is a smarter call than the entertainment industry be sure to stop by Quattro if you aren’t hungry.
Why go? You just ate.
Monster rating: 2/5 MonstersFour Seasons Hotel
2050 University Avenue
East Palo Alto, CA 94303