Hello, mes amis! How is your week so far? It has been a full week for us and last night, my usual night of blogging, we had a last minute outing. A long time ago in 2013, long than my deteriorating memory can remember, I sign up for chef table at Al Dente. Only four seats per nigh back then, I was hoping to get a reservation for husband’s birthday. Reply to my inquiry was “Our earliest availability is March 2014, will you be interested?” “Sure, sign me up! Who knows if I will still be alive then, but why not?”…It is like you left a $20 bill in the inside pocket of a coat then forgot about it, when the next winter come along, you accidentally find the cash, what a pleasant surprise! ^^ That is exactly how I felt when the email pop up about our reservation. Kids went to grandma’s, we had ourselves a nice dinner date. I will blog when I get home, I told myself.
Food was good, MIL was right. There were all sort of fancy dishes including a apple wood smoke infused glass dome and chocolate cake (pop) served on a glass filled with candy sprinkles. What had really blown us away was the amount of food we were served, eighteen courses, you heard it right, 18 individual small bites. When the server brought on the 10th dish, a small plate of gnocchi and porcini, she said: “This is your last appetizer” with an Italian accent thicker than the cream mushroom sauce. I felt hopeless!
I started to skip dishes, the venison, the cheese and the panna cotta. I could very well be the only guest at Chef Roberto’s kitchen table that couldn’t finish her food. He felt bad for me. I felt bad letting him down.
The story here is not to brag about my meal, although it is very good and highly recommend, but to ask you this question: will you rather disappoint the chef than overstuff yourself? or putting in broader spectrum, will you rather disappoint others than overstretch yourself? The decision might not be as easy as not eating some food but the answer should be. ;D
Thank you so much for reading! Until my next post!
:: Outfit ::
Raincoat :: Max Mara (old);
Satin Blouse :: BeBe ( similar here);
Open-Toe Booties :: Alaia (similar here)
Accessories :: Celine Box bag; Dior Chicago Aviator sunglasses;
David Yurman earrings; No Name brooch