Friday, April 16, 2021

Foodie Friday - Fussy Foods







 I am talking about over the top, pretentious, meals, that are served in multiple tiny courses, filled with flavor and texture, sometimes with ingredients I have heard of, but would be unlikely to find in my local mega mart (well here in the DC area, if you know where to shop you can buy almost any edible from around the world.)  I love it, and when the opportunity presents itself, I love to indulge in this kind of eating.  Fussy food, meticulous service, food you want to take pictures of, then take you time savoring and enjoying. But I never find myself cooking that way.  It is foreign to my midwestern farm boy upbringing, where servings where large and nourishing, and nearly everything fit on one plate (green salads and desserts were the exception).  Maybe I should try slowing down and cooking this way, it is fun to eat.  

The photos above were taken in Normandy, in a restaurant that was definitely trying for Michelin stars.  This was the short lunch menu.  

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  1. I have enjoyed a couple of those meals. I have a figure to watch lambchop. They've been good. And it's even more surprising when the bill arrives. "I paid that much for that little bit of food?" It's the only time my food bill is higher then my drinking tab!!! Which can get high toots.

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    1. I have never had a bar bill higher than the food bill

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  2. Sometimes food presentations are works of art. Other times, they just look silly and, yes, fussy.

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    1. You know you are not at Denny's when the plate arrives looking like this.

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  3. I love indulging in experiences this this. It will be so nice when we can go out for a fancy meal once again.

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    1. Looking forward to going out for anything sometime soon

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  4. I like those meals more for the artistry of presentation, though, to be fair, they have been good eatin', too!

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    1. Either dense or subtle flavors, and fun

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  5. overpriced, 2 bites & done, showy, pretentious "yuppie food". gimme a satisfying meal I can sink my teeth into, like a bowl of pho!

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    1. I was a Yuppie when Yuppie's were cool

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  6. That was was simply amazing; I'd go back in a heartbeat. Actually, I'd go anywhere in France in a heartbeat, given the opportunity. For those interested, the place is just outside the entrance to the ruined abbey of Hambye: https://www.aubergedelabbayehambye.com/restaurant-hotel-granville.

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  7. See also: https://www.facebook.com/Aubergedelabbayedhambye/

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    1. You have always had a better memory for names than I have. We sort of stumbled across the place looking for parking for the Abey across the street.

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    1. Some day soon we will be able to do this again.

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  9. We rarely eat to that standard but I do enjoy when we do. There has been the odd time when I've still felt hungry in spite of so many courses.

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  10. This is what I call 'art food': more about the presentation than the content.
    It is fun at times but usually $$$ and not very filling.

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