We weren’t up for an elaborate Chinese New Year’s evening, but to acknowledge the Year of the Snake (or Year of the Water Snake, depending on the source), my husband, a friend and I met for lunch Saturday at Spice China in Louisville. You’d never know that it was the most important holiday on the calendar from the day-time look of the place. The only hit was that all three of us thought the food was subpar — as if the restaurant’s best chefs were tasked with preparations for the evening. More cornstarch and less subtle flavors than during our many past visits. Maybe it was going to a restaurant on the chef’s night off.
Price check: Long complicated menu, but most noteworthy is that entrées are about $2 to $4.50 less at lunch than and dinner — and they include a choice of soups and an eggroll.