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site to generate yuppie food names

You ever go to one of those restaurants where the waiters describe the specials in semi-orgasmic tones? Where the specials are always something like "a sesame-crusted ahi tuna with gorgonzola-wasabi mashed potatoes"? Somehow, they always manage to use the same buzzwords.

Well in that vein, my girlfriend made a little program to generate ridiculous combinations of yuppie-sounding dishes on the fly.


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ponzu braised spinach with a black sesame reduction
pesto mashed seasonal rapini with a gorgonzola puree

Now of course most of them don't make any sense, but that's kind of the fun.

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  1. Oh, that's brilliant! I had been working on a ranty blog post about pretentiously over-descriptive menu listings so I'm thrilled to see this. The only thing missing is the requisite mention of the ranch/farm/dairy of origin before each ingredient.

    "durian sauteed wild rapini with a garlic bavarois"

    That's just great.

    1. OK, way cool. I'm doing xmas dinner and everybody wants to know what I'm serving, they're all getting different and equally over the top answers.

      Vodka syrup? I've got to get me some of that....

      1. Funny stuff! You're absolutely right about the waitstaff talking breathlessly about dishes...halfway between orgasm and seeing god.

        Just for fun sake, using this phrasing, what would you call common dishes like pigs in the blanket? Chicken fried steak? Hash Browns?

        Pigs in the Blanket = pan-seared, house made Kurobuta sausages with organic Morning Star sage, wrapped in New Hampshire crepes topped with Strauss Family butter and extra virgin Moss Farm maple syrup

        1. So dead right on, the ones being spoofed wouldn't even know it.

          Well done!

          1. I can't wait to try this at work with the people who had such fun with a similar game to find your stripper name.

            1. I think I've seen a couple of those on menus somewhere. Hell, at my work we have seared ahi crusted with pink peppercorns and sesame, served with a lemongrass rice cake and Asian baby vegetables.

              1. Thanks. That's really funny, and I posted the link elsewhere for more people to enjoy it.

                1. Pan Seared Brioche with an American Curd served with an Heirloom Tomato reduction sauce= Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup

                  1. "Dead Sea Salt Tossed Hand-picked Crepes with a Gorgonzola Compote"


                    1. Seared lardons of heirloom, cured pork with organic hen ovums--individually shelled--along side sliced, hand leavened eucharistic loafs carefully browned, then seasoned with country churned cream.

                      (Bacon, eggs, toast & butter)

                      1. white beans in molassis and pork belly reduction with house cured American heirloom common sausage = hot dogs and beans