What did you eat last night for dinner?

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by Fabienne, Jan 31, 2005.

  1. impolyt_one

    impolyt_one Senior member

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    I was just being satirical here, though I was hoping one of you French guys would take it to heart and go off on it. :eek:

     
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    mordecai Immoderator

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    Joking aside, that meal really was the best of the trip.
     
  3. impolyt_one

    impolyt_one Senior member

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    I had the glass wines at Bouchon when I went last month as well, some are a good value I guess. Some aren't, like the Ruinart rose I had to start off with, it was $28 a glass, huge ripoff, but it was delicious nonetheless.
     
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    kwilkinson Having a Ball

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    ^That's actually not a ripoff. It's less than the wholesale cost of the bottle.
     
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    impolyt_one Senior member

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    how do the numbers work when pricing glass wine then? It's normally an $80'ish bottle in my parts:
    http://item.rakuten.co.jp/syurui/2773/
     
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    kwilkinson Having a Ball

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    Well, the general theory is that you need to recoup the wholesale cost of the entire bottle when selling by the glass. Because if you were the only person who ordered that champagne that night, they'd end up throwing the rest of the bottle out and still not have lost any money. It sucks for consumers, though, because that's how restaurants end up being able to charge 400% markups on wine (although that's more rare than typical). It looks like Bouchon uses Ruinart rose as their "loss leader" meaning they're willing to sell it below what's standard b/c they make it up in volume or like having wine of that level available. It's around $80-85 retail around here too.
     
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    homemade pizza, need to get a pizza stone, but tasted delicious
     
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    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    That looks great. You know, if you don't want to get a stone, you can just heat a cast iron pan in the oven upside down and put the pizza on that.
     
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    I will give that a try. I've also heard you can get ceramic tiles from home depot for like $4 that work just as well.
     
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    Teger that pizza looks delicious.

    Dinner tonight was a greek chicken thigh, with some bootleg tzatziki (greek yogurt, red wine vinegar, ev olive oil, dill, salt), fresh salad of cucumber, tomato, red onion, all from the farmers market and fresh oregeno from our garden, and whole wheat pita from the grocery store :D.
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    and a lovely dessert made from scratch by the fiance. Strawberry shortcake:
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    KJT, your dinner looks delicious. I could eat that everyday.
     
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    Everything looks lovely, KJT. Out of curiosity, does your fiancé have an interest in cooking? Most of the women I've met seem to do more baking than anything else.
     
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    ojfc, mm, you gotta give the women and cooking comments a rest.
     
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    Haha, yeah she can actually cook pretty decently, but I do the bulk of the cooking in our house because I like to do it more than she does. It relaxes me and I think it often stresses her out. She and I differ in the way we approach cooking, which closely reflects our personalities. She likes to have very structured recipes, with exact measurements, times, etc. and thus has a natural inclination towards baking. She can bake quite well. I am the complete opposite, and just like recipes for techniques and flavor combinations. I hate measuring and hate setting timers. You know - things are done when they're done, not when the timer hits 7 minutes and they're seasoned when there's enough salt on there, not when the 1/8th tablesoon of salt is used up.

    Pretty cliched gender roles I guess, but it works out well.
     
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