I had lunch at the McCormick & Schmick's in Sacramento recently. I ordered a lunch salad with oil and vinegar dressing and their Jambalaya. First the salad. The salad was pretty conventional but the dressing was very thick and heavily spice - not a light dressing. \r
The Jambalaya was very disappointing. The sauce tasted as if it were just tomato sauce and chili powder. Onions, celery, green peppers, garlic, thyme, parsley, etc. were nonexistant. If they were used then a very small amount were minced. Most recipes call for vegetables in Jambalaya to be chopped, not diced and especially not minced. Also, most recipes and chefs call for the fish and sausage to be cut into 1/2"" pieces, McC & Sck's must have also been run though a food grinder. Miniscule size pieces. Lastly, Jambalaya is famous as coming from Louisiana. If they are going to call it Seafood Jambalaya, then it needs to have some shrimp too.
Pros: Nice Atmosphere
Cons: Chef needs some training