What's on the menu...Dirt!
- Beach Chick Jan 23, 2013 09:19 AM
Ne Quittez Pas, a French restaurant in Tokyo is offering a tasting menu for $110...featuring dirt.
'The first course is a potato starch and dirt soup followed by a salad with dirt dressing. The main course includes a dirt risotto and a dirt aspic as well as seafood. Dessert is dirt ice cream, dirt gratin, and dirt mint tea.'
Reminds me of this scene from Raising Arizona:
[an old convict and H.I. lying on their prison bunks, passing the time]
Ear-Bending Cellmate: ...and when there was no meat, we ate fowl and when there was no fowl, we ate crawdad and when there was no crawdad to be found, we ate sand.
H.I.: You ate what?
Ear-Bending Cellmate: We ate sand. [pause]
H.I.: You ate SAND?
Ear-Bending Cellmate: That's right!
I know they sell "dirt" down in southern Georgia by my brother, they sell it in the produce section. But I think it is meant to be more medicinal, to sooth stomachs, rather than as a menu item. Gag me with a spoon, as they used to say!