Villa Blanca is owned by the wonderful and powerful Real Housewife Lisa Vanderpump, so you'd think they'd be held to higher standards than this! One upset diner is FURIOUS that she's vowed to never go back to the restaurant!
Despite it being a star-studded hot spot, this woman says she found CARDBOARD in her salad… twice!!
According to their website, the restaurant had 10 violations the last time the Health Department dropped by for inspection, including the following: disrepair, non-food contact surfaces – not clean (minor) and wiping cloths – not clean/inadequate sanitizer/storage. Still, they have an A rating — a 90.
Here's what the customer said:
“I ordered a salad and noticed after a few bites that there was a piece of cardboard buried in the salad, covered with dressing. I immediately told the waiter who took the dish and promptly returned the salad to the kitchen. When they brought the second salad out I was completely shocked when I started to eat it and found ANOTHER piece of cardboard in the second salad!”
We're willing to bet there's going to be at least a few people fired over this!
“I tried to be understanding about the first piece of cardboard. But when the second one came out and had another piece of cardboard in it I was done. My two other guests and I did not finish our meals, we were disgusted.”
That's completely understandable!
Apparenly the restaurant didn't make them pay and even gave them complimentary glasses of wine — probably banking on a Hangover situation where they don't remember what happened the next day! LOLz!
This is pretty unacceptable! It's time to shape up!
Though, in defense of Lisa — maybe the customer shouldn't have ordered the cardboard salad! Ha!
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