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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.'

www.delish.com/food/recalls-reviews/r...

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    4X4 RE: Beach Chick Jan 23, 2013 09:49 AM

    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!

    1. coll RE: Beach Chick Jan 23, 2013 09:57 AM

      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!

      1. ttoommyy RE: Beach Chick Jan 23, 2013 11:29 AM

        "The dirt itself was supplied to the restaurant by a special company called Protoleaf. They use coffee grinds and palm fiber to create the special compost used by the chef at Ne Quittez Pas."

        Not your "garden variety" dirt, but it still seems silly and pretentious.

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          cheesemaestro RE: ttoommyy Jan 23, 2013 12:12 PM

          And it's sure not dirt cheap.

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            libgirl2 RE: ttoommyy Jan 29, 2013 12:33 PM

            Its amazing what people with money to burn get duped into paying for thinking how exclusive it is. They can keep it!

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              ttoommyy RE: libgirl2 Jan 29, 2013 01:01 PM

              "Its amazing what people with money to burn get duped into paying for thinking how exclusive it is. They can keep it!"

              Agreed. It's the "Emperor's New Clothes" syndrome and I think the restaurant world is being consumed by it.

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            jujuthomas RE: Beach Chick Jan 23, 2013 12:52 PM

            no thanks, not for me. I stopped eating dirt as a toddler. ;)

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