Sunday, February 14, 2010

Dinner for two

Happy Valentines day yall. I know lots of couples think going out to a fancy restaurant on Valentines day, and sharing a romantic candle lit dinner is the only way to spend this Hallmark occasion. Just to let you all know there are pretty much two nights of the year you'll want to stay in and refrain from supporting the hospitality industry. The first being Valentines day, and the second is New Years Eve. Why? you ask. Well on these oh so special occasions restaurants usually are fully booked, and have a set meal for a certain amount of money - called a Prix fixe menu it sometimes includs wine pairings. These set menus are designed to be alluring and marketable, they should be easy for the kitchen to turn out, because orders are coming inn all night, and sometimes all at the same time. This puts a lot of pressure on the chefs, and most restaurants let quality slide because they staff know, the meals are pretty much paid for. They know exactly how much your going to spend, or not going to spend.  The kitchen turns out the same couple of dishes all night, leaving much room for laziness and a lack of quality assurance. There is also a different feel to the otherwise buzzing restaurant now only filled with couples, or small tables, which does tend to drain the excitement out of the staff. If your lucky enough to get decent service then the sub par food will be easy to overlook, but no promises can be made! One thing thats for sure at least you won't have to do any dishes at the end of the evening. If quality and service don't concern you then by all means take your chances. For me and my valentine it's take out chinese. Last year I went all out my version of Giada De Laurentiis carbonara using zucchini  instead of asparagus. This year I want to relax and enjoy some asian delights delivered to the comfort of my own home. I don't know what it is, but Chinese always tastes better on a Sunday. 
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