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MEANCHEF's picture

Shoechick and friend added to the list for Saturday only.


Dinner reservations made at Palace Kitchen at 6:30 on Thurday for the 7 early comers.


Saturday dinner:
accomodations made for the one vegetarian (lucky he eats seafood).
Dinner will be $95.00 for the drinkers and $65.00 for the nondrinkers.  Price does not include tax and gratuity.


Further updates as needed


 

KitchenWitch's picture

(post #56654, reply #10 of 174)

wow- you ARE difficult!


Darn, and I was gonna give you my copy of "Simply Salmon" as a prezzie...


ducking and running...



~RuthAnn
Always Smell It First.


(edited to add: I'm not much of a drinker, but want to try the wines - you can help me finish them - i'll see that you make it home)


Edited 10/8/2002 5:32:01 PM ET by Kitchen Witch

~RuthAnn

MEANCHEF's picture

(post #56654, reply #15 of 174)

No salmon, no duck, no lamb, no shrimp.  You better eat a big lunch.  Only one of the courses contains entrails from one of those that you listed.  Aside from that you are home free.

 

MadMom's picture

(post #56654, reply #16 of 174)

Oh my, well, of course, I eat entrails from anything...NOT!  I shall excuse myself and go sit in the corner with a bottle of wine and chocolates while the entrails are being served.

What a terrible thing to have lost one's mind. Or not to have a mind
at all. How true that is.
-- Vice President Dan Quayle winning friends while
speaking to the United Negro College Fund

KitchenWitch's picture

(post #56654, reply #20 of 174)

Nah - no need to slip off - just slide whatever it is onto the plate of whoever is nearby and have another glass of wine.

~RuthAnn
Always Smell It First.

~RuthAnn

MadMom's picture

(post #56654, reply #21 of 174)

Now, there's an idea...I could sell the seat next to me.  Lucky high bidder gets to eat all the food MadMom won't touch!  Talk about a Win-Win situation!


What a terrible thing to have lost one's mind. Or not to have a mind
at all. How true that is.
-- Vice President Dan Quayle winning friends while
speaking to the United Negro College Fund

shoechick's picture

(post #56654, reply #22 of 174)

Too funny - this from a woman with fish sauce in her cupboard - who'd have thunk it!


Bye the way, do I owe you or the hotel?


Born Free....Now I'm Expensive

The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.  ~St. Augustine

MadMom's picture

(post #56654, reply #23 of 174)

You owe me, but who doesn't?  And of course, I owe RuthAnn...this could get very confusing!


And yes, I have fish sauce, and oyster sauce, and tamarind paste, and hoisin sauce, and chili sauce and heaven only knows what else!  All the result of taking those nasty cooking classes and falling in love with the resulting taste.  Who would have ever thought it?


What a terrible thing to have lost one's mind. Or not to have a mind
at all. How true that is.
-- Vice President Dan Quayle winning friends while
speaking to the United Negro College Fund

KitchenWitch's picture

(post #56654, reply #24 of 174)

Don't worry - I won't let you forget!


now we have to work Tracy into the equation as well!


;)


~RuthAnn
Always Smell It First.

~RuthAnn

TracyK's picture

(post #56654, reply #25 of 174)

Just let me know! I'm good for it, I promise. :-)

What the caterpillar heralds as the end of the world,
the Master calls a butterfly.


--Richard Bach

KitchenWitch's picture

(post #56654, reply #27 of 174)

Just let me know! I'm good for it, I promise


silly, i know that! Never gave it a moment's thought.


let's see, $40 a night, split three ways...for a 4 star hotel...this has to be illegal.


~RuthAnn
Always Smell It First.

~RuthAnn

zmulls's picture

(post #56654, reply #49 of 174)

let's see, $40 a night, split three ways...for a 4 star hotel...this has to be illegal.


 


RuthAnn, the cost isn't illegal.  However what three people do in a hotel room may very well be.


(...and might also earn a four-star rating....)


 


 


Michael Steven
Zmulls


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there's a part of you
always standing by
mapping out a sky...."

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Zmulls

'....however you live
there's a part of you
always standing by
mapping out a sky...."

Biscuits's picture

(post #56654, reply #28 of 174)

Tell you what, MadMom - I'll sit Max over by you and you and Mr. Finicky can share dinner (just don't give him any wine, please) and maybe I'll have a relaxing dinner <G>.  I, too, prefer to be surprised as the courses are served.  I'm really looking forward to this meal.  Now, Max loves duck, but refuses to eat vegetables these days.  'Course, he'll beg and plead and smile and charm for your bread or your chocolate!   And don't bother cutting him off a small piece - he will not stand for that.  He will look at you like you are crazy and reach for the "big" piece.  <lol>  He's very funny.  99% of the time he's a joy to take to a restaurant.  I just hope that's the case for this particular night...(please! please! please!)... 

 

Ancora Imparo -

ashleydbrit's picture

(post #56654, reply #29 of 174)

99% of the time he's a joy to take to a restaurant.  I just hope that's the case for this particular night...(please! please! please!)... 


According to the Law of a certain Mr Murphy I'd put money on this being a 1% night! I suspect that previous experiences have been in small groups where he was (mostly) the focus of your attention and went to the restaurant from a familiar environment (home). This promises to be entirely different, could be an interesting way of finding out how well he copes with changes of routine!


"I don't like gourmet cooking or 'this' cooking or 'that' cooking. I like 'good cooking.'"
James Beard

kai230's picture

(post #56654, reply #30 of 174)

Well, I know Mr. Murphy all too well, but just to be ornery, I'll lay odds he has a ball and is the life of the party aside from the food. He has an extremely sophisticated palate and is quite charming and bright--sounds like a good dinner partner to me!

ashleydbrit's picture

(post #56654, reply #31 of 174)

Probably much more fun than me either way!

"I don't like gourmet cooking or 'this' cooking or 'that' cooking. I like 'good cooking.'"
James Beard

kai230's picture

(post #56654, reply #32 of 174)

LOL but I wouldn't have to spoonfeed you or wipe your mouth!

MadMom's picture

(post #56654, reply #36 of 174)

Actually, ashley, I'm betting that Max will be a perfect delight.  After all, he will be the center of attention.  Can't wait to see him...and yes, you can put him right next to me.  He can eat the entrails, and maybe even the bread and chocolate (just because he is so darn cute!) and I will sneak all the veggies off his plate and everyone will be happy.  Besides, I could maybe nuzzle those cute little cheeks occasionally...

What a terrible thing to have lost one's mind. Or not to have a mind
at all. How true that is.
-- Vice President Dan Quayle winning friends while
speaking to the United Negro College Fund

ashleydbrit's picture

(post #56654, reply #38 of 174)

Mmm. Re-reading my posts it might look like I've got a touch of the grumps. But really it harks back several years to a big New Years Dinner held by friends who at that time had a fabulous country hotel and were wonderful cooks. My son, who at the advanced age of 6 was normally a model diner, was generally out of sorts (and to be fair he wasn't well) and started to create a bit of a fuss. To cut a long story short we had to calm him down and put him to bed (an advantage of dining in a hotel) and then DW and I basically worked a relay between dining room and bedroom, if she was in one I was in the other. All the other guests had a great time, and were sympathetic, but we had a wretched time and just didn't get chance to really enjoy the feast we were presented with. Kind of coloured my views ever since. That and the general observation that although he was usually very well behaved in public, if things went adrift it was usually in front of the largest possible audience. Ahhh, the perils of parenthood!

"I don't like gourmet cooking or 'this' cooking or 'that' cooking. I like 'good cooking.'"
James Beard

Biscuits's picture

(post #56654, reply #39 of 174)

Well, just in case he decides to be difficult, we have a backup plan.  Since this trip to Seattle is coinciding with my birthday, DH said this will be my birthday dinner, and as such, if Max acts up, he will just take him to Starbucks for a "numee" (Max's word for espresso) and then back to the room to play.  Then I can enjoy the meal without chasing Max.  DH assures me he won't mind at all since we are planning several other great meals on our trip, and the stop in Seattle is really for me more than him.  Isn't he a great husband?  So - anyone worrying about having a toddler ruin the evening, I swear - I will have him removed before that happens.  Also - Ashley, Max seems to do better in situtations where the emphasis ISN"T on him for some reason.  Give him a coloring book and crayons and some breadsticks, and he's pretty content in a restaurant.  Of course, there is always a first time, and since his schedule will be off kilter to begin with, and he won't be in his own environment, and there will be lots of strange noises and smells and people - who knows how he'll act.  We are just going to roll with it, whatever happens.  Okay - off to the grocery store...

 

Ancora Imparo -

Risottogirl's picture

(post #56654, reply #45 of 174)

if Max acts up, he will just take him to Starbucks for a "numee" (Max's word for espresso)


...so is the espresso a treat or a punishment for Max?


I was 32 when I started cooking, up until then I just ate.      --Julia Child

Water is a great ingredient to cook with, it has such a neutral flavor - Bobby Flay

Biscuits's picture

(post #56654, reply #78 of 174)

Definitely a treat.  Like his Mama, he ADORES coffee, espresso, etc.  All I have to do is get into the turn lane where I turn to go to our favorite coffee shop and he KNOWS; starts getting all excited, calling, "Mama, Numee's!  Numee's!"  "Yes, Pumpkin, we are going to get a numee..." and then we get out of the car and he takes off for the door.  I open it, he sprints in, races to the counter, puts his little fingers up on the edge of the counter and calls to John (the man who owns the place) "Numee's!"  with a hopeful, excited look on his face.  John adores him.  Says Max is his best customer.  <sigh...>  Some children like candy - Max loves coffee and espresso.    Now - everyone lay off MadMom's foie gras!  I want at least part of it!  I agree with Tracy - one of the best things I've ever eaten in my life.  I LOVE the stuff!

 

Ancora Imparo -

Risottogirl's picture

(post #56654, reply #80 of 174)

wow, that is a riot.


Does he drink it black? I gotta meet this kid. Too bad I cannot make it to Meanie fest. Max and I could go hoist a couple of "numees" together.


I didn't drink coffee of any kind until I moved to SF when I was 25.


I still prefer espresso to brewed coffee and I don't use sweetners of any kind.  I was never allowed so much as a taste when I was a kid (it's stunt your growth, blah, blah, blah...).


Not really sure how I got through college and grad school without caffeine.


I was 32 when I started cooking, up until then I just ate.      --Julia Child

Water is a great ingredient to cook with, it has such a neutral flavor - Bobby Flay

CookiM0nster's picture

(post #56654, reply #40 of 174)

Hey MM, I'll make you a trade - your unwanted meat for any soft or goat cheeses that wind up in front of me.

I will also happily take care of any unwanted foie gras - after all, I have a growing baby to feed :-)

Wolvie's picture

(post #56654, reply #42 of 174)

HEY!


MM - you don't do goat cheese, do you? ;-)


Woe to the cook whose sauce has no sting
- Chaucer

 

Wolvie's picture

(post #56654, reply #33 of 174)

you were right about the entrails and ******ing and whining - best not to post the rest - I don't so entrails - we always gave those away after butchering....

Woe to the cook whose sauce has no sting
- Chaucer

 

TracyK's picture

(post #56654, reply #34 of 174)

Dude, entrails could mean foie gras, or sweetbreads (which I am dying to try).

What the caterpillar heralds as the end of the world,
the Master calls a butterfly.


--Richard Bach

Wolvie's picture

(post #56654, reply #35 of 174)

hmmm - didn't think of liver as an entrail, but - I see your point. I was thinking sweetbreads, Yecch. (from my point of view) If it's fois gra - I am definitely enamored!

Woe to the cook whose sauce has no sting
- Chaucer

 

Li's picture

(post #56654, reply #37 of 174)

If foie gras appears and someone doesn't want it, I'm volunteering right now to take it off your hands.

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Wolvie's picture

(post #56654, reply #41 of 174)

uh huh - get in line! ;-)

Woe to the cook whose sauce has no sting
- Chaucer

 

MadMom's picture

(post #56654, reply #43 of 174)

Hmmm...wonder if I can make enough off my pate and/or fois gras to get an extra glass of wine???  Wait...Cookimonster really shouldn't be drinking wine, and she does have to eat for two, so perhaps she and I can make a trade.  Cookimonster on one side of me, providing me with wine, and Max on the other, providing me with veggies...and both of them eating the entrails and fois gras...this is beginning to sound like a great evening!

What a terrible thing to have lost one's mind. Or not to have a mind
at all. How true that is.
-- Vice President Dan Quayle winning friends while
speaking to the United Negro College Fund