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What's on the menu...Dirt!

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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.'

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  1. 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. 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. "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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        1. re: ttoommyy

          And it's sure not dirt cheap.

          1. re: ttoommyy

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

            1. re: libgirl2

              "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.

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