While driving through Morgan Hill on Saturday I stumbled across Fuzia Restaurant. I was intrigued by the sleek facade. I parked the Yukon and wandered in for a late lunch at the 17340 Monterey Road location.
As we walked in we were greeted by a hostess who seemed to be learning her way around. I overheard talk of this being a newly opened restaurant. Exciting! A fresh place for me to review! Yahoo. We were seated in front on the window that faced the street, a great spot to soak in the afternoon sun. The wine menu featured AliCats Syrah from Hollister, so you know I had to order that. I love AliCats. They currently have only their beer and wine license so a Peroni was ordered as well.
The waiter came by and told us that the soup of the day was Cream of Celery Root. It sounded weird, so of course I ordered it. And, I am sure glad I did! That soup was delicious! Who knew celery root was so good? I mean really?! The only complaint I had was the size of the bowl, I kind of only wanted a cup... creamy soups are so filling.
The entrees came up next and they sure were beautiful. I ordered the "Tower of Ahi" which was served avocados and papaya, then drizzled with a pomegranate-orange sauce. It was served with four delightfully crisp wontons, my favorite part. I was kind of underwhelmed by this dish as a whole. The tuna was just tuna. Nothing tasted bad, just one note. The next entree up was the Pappadelle Pasta - chicken, butternut squash, spinach, shallots bathed in a sage cream sauce. Wow. This serving was huge! The dish was a cream fest. Too rich! After all that Cream of Celery Soup and then this heavy pasta we were just creamed out.
There are only a few things that make me angry when I go to a restaurant. One of those things is when the hostess/waitress is rude to the fellow workers, in this case the bus boy. It is just disturbing. I felt like saying something to her, I will get the guts someday to speak up. She really turned my stomach. Between all that cream and the not so nice girl, I was ready to scram. I enjoyed the new, beautiful setting but when I saw that my bill was $63 for lunch I freaked. Time to go, and time to go now! Wow. bring your pocket book if you want to try this place out for yourselves. 1.25 thumbs up.