Wednesday, November 25, 2009
grabbing Thanksgiving when you can...(Hospitality EVENTuality)
cheese 'n mac
I don't want to review the whole menu because I'd rather just address the issue of rescuing a few dishes as referenced on the unequaled blog www.eatsmeatswest.blogspot.com.
The mashed potatoes: J. ruthlessly peeled and precisely cut the white potatoes and 1 sweet potato. They were cooked in water; drained; and doctored with, I think, chives and some kind of milk or cream. Still bland, according to our chef. Responding to his appeal to "fix it," I did what (according to the recent New Yorker food issue) most restaurants do with their mashed potato dishes: I slathered in a generous helping of butter. That worked.
from my word-for-the-day or Merriam-Webster...
Bowdlerize: to remove or change parts (of a book, play, movie, etc.) considered objectionable
Evanescent: tending to vanish like a vapor
Euphony: pleasing or sweet sound, esp. by words.
Quiddity: trifling point
Feuilleton: work of fiction catering to popular tastes
from my memory...
spatchcocked: two things inappropriately forced together ungraciously, uncomfortably, or awkwardly
"One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well." - from A Room of One's Own by Virginia Woolf