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Re: happy valentine's day

February 14th, 2018, 11:30 pm

Looks cosy!

How did the sommelier react when you chopped that rose down with the knife?
 
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Re: happy valentine's day

February 14th, 2018, 11:33 pm

Well you know how it is in running a business:

The customer is always right!

Especially in the luxury market.
 
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Re: happy valentine's day

February 14th, 2018, 11:40 pm

Guess what this is!

I will check on your answers later tonight. I dined very well and it is Time to hit the road!
 
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Re: happy valentine's day

February 15th, 2018, 12:37 am

Alway right indeed!

That looks like mint.. but that other bit it tricky! Black truffle risotto?

edit: that would maybe be a strange combination.

I think it's desert, some sort of ice? pistachio?
 
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Re: happy valentine's day

February 15th, 2018, 12:43 am

Chocolate + ERG = A Rocky Rowed Cookie?
 
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Re: happy valentine's day

February 15th, 2018, 12:47 am

hmm.. it doesn't have a wet film, so ice is indeed out. 

Does't look like a cookie either, too randomly shaped.. But why the mint??
 
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Re: happy valentine's day

February 15th, 2018, 1:07 am

Fried icecream. Vanilla.
 
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Re: happy valentine's day

February 15th, 2018, 1:12 am

I think there's some law in US created by the Mint Grower's Association that requires a sprig of mint be added to every dessert served in a nice restaurant. At least that's my working hypothesis because so often the mint clashes in both taste & color with the actual dessert.
 
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Re: happy valentine's day

February 15th, 2018, 4:05 am

It is a chocolate truffle covered with a dark chocolate shell and slivered almonds.

I wrapped it up and took it home.

It's nice to save something for the next day! :)
 
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Re: happy valentine's day

February 15th, 2018, 8:17 am

Hmm, sounds delicious!
Did you order it with the intention to take home?
 
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Re: happy valentine's day

February 15th, 2018, 12:04 pm

Hmm, sounds delicious!
Did you order it with the intention to take home?
It was a little gift from the restaurant. But I’d had enough to eat already and knew I would enjoy it more later.

Rules for Living, part 1: Eat slowly, savor your food, stop when you are full (satisfied). :)
 
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Re: happy valentine's day

February 15th, 2018, 12:35 pm

I don't know how often it happens, but this year Ash Wednesday (the first day of Lent) fell on St Valentine's Day. Good catholics are supposed to fast and give up things like chocolate and liquor, which makes celebrating St Valentine's difficult
 
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Re: happy valentine's day

February 15th, 2018, 1:24 pm

I don't know how often it happens, but this year Ash Wednesday (the first day of Lent) fell on St Valentine's Day. Good catholics are supposed to fast and give up things like chocolate and liquor, which makes celebrating St Valentine's difficult
It's a hold-over from moon worship.
 
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Re: happy valentine's day

February 15th, 2018, 1:45 pm

Hmm, sounds delicious!
Did you order it with the intention to take home?
It was a little gift from the restaurant. But I’d had enough to eat already and knew I would enjoy it more later.

Rules for Living, part 1: Eat slowly, savor your food, stop when you are full (satisfied). :)
Ah, that explains it! I think we're at the bottom of it now :-) (although I still have to try the "zoom, enhance" on the reflections in the spoon on the table)

ppauper: before the fasting there is carnival here ..and that's always challenging in the city center where I live. It's my "peak irritation" period. Last year I poured a bucket of water in a tuba at 4am during a weekday. This year I *almost* threw an apple through my neighbors window across the street who had the same Sex Pistols song on repeat from 10PM till 5AM!
 
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Re: happy valentine's day

February 15th, 2018, 2:24 pm

Ah yes, Bladerunner again.  Well I know what you are up to...

If, in the reflection on the spoon, you see something lingering with long light-gold hair, that is me.  

It has changed color (on its own!). Now if I can just grow a little taller and get 20-20 vision, I could be a Marvel Comics Heroine!  

Gold Girl!  :)

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