It’s Thursday, Persephoneers, and today we’re talking food. Yesterday I had the opportunity to attend a chef’s table event at a local new restaurant.
Seven perfectly paired wines, none of which came from a box, and all of which came from Europe.
There were a total of seven of us, eating and drinking the afternoon away.
Course number one (which was actually #3, since we had an “arrival” and an “amuse bouche” too) was a delicate salmon and scallop dish, presented on a cedar plank, with a side of roasted vegetables.
I recognized the tender carrot, the thin asparagus, and the roasted red pepper. Under all of those, though, there was something I didn’t recognize.
It was shaped like a large onion, and it was a hearty slice. It had a texture more like a potato, but it wasn’t a potato.
I came to vegetables late in life, so I really wasn’t sure what it could be. It was tasty though.
Our server informed us it was a golden beet.
Really? Because I don’t eat beets. Only, apparently, I do, when they are roasted to perfection and not a red and juicy and nasty.
Longest intro to a lunchtime poll ever.
Today’s question: What have you eaten by mistake?