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  1. Oooooh, such a tough decision. This one or the child-care is free date night deal at Olive Garden???

    What, I'd like to know, is the point of eating gold leaf? Does it actually have a taste?

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    1. re: tcamp

      Of course it does! It's got that big initial punch of pretentiousness with a lingering hint of "fuck you, I'm rich!"

      :-D

    2. The meal will include over $3000 worth of gold leaf? How is that even possible?

      1. "Along with a live harpist and "romantic poet," the package also brings a dozen white doves and 50 candles to the lucky couple's home."

        I'm about to upchuck! If a "romantic poet" EVER crossed my threshold, it wouldn't be for long!

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        1. re: ttoommyy

          Maybe, just for you, they can make it a romantic mime.

          1. re: LulusMom

            I actual think I can stand a mime more than a poet. At least with the mime I can close my eyes. :)

            I just realized this whole setup reeks of what a Bridezilla-type "thinks" a romantic dinner should be like. I don't know one person in my social circle or family that would even begin to think this thing was anywhere near romantic.

            1. re: ttoommyy

              I share your feelings. My husband and I are both so romance-impaired that we can't recall the date of our own marriage. So we celebrate, or not, on the last Friday of June. 25th? 26th? 28th?

              1. re: tcamp

                My husband and I both forgot our anniversary this year. It took a call from his mother wishing us "happy anniversary" to remind us!

            2. re: LulusMom

              I usually see romantic mimes in dance clubs.

              1. re: LulusMom

                Or the mime caterers from This is Spinal Tap.

                "Stop talking, mime is money!"

                1. re: 4X4

                  That line was delivered by Billy Crystal!

              2. re: ttoommyy

                No doubt it would take me less than three minutes to bitch-slap a romantic poet.

                1. re: KrumTx

                  Personally I love Wordsworth and Shelley, but I do think having them show up over dinner at this point would put me off my dinner.

                  1. re: LulusMom

                    And I suppose the only thing you could serve them is braaaaiiinzzzz. At this point.

                    1. re: MickiYam

                      I'm sure Wordsworth would find them very heaven.

              3. If I've got that kind of scratch to spend on Valentines Day, then surely I can pay someone else to go on my behalf!

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                1. re: jrvedivici

                  I'd happily attend if someone else were footing the bill.

                  Although I'd also have to kick the poet to the curb. And can we roast those doves or something? Otherwise they're just going to be flapping around and probably making a mess on the floor.

                  1. re: davis_sq_pro

                    I thought the same thing: I'd rather have one nice stuffed pigeon than 12 live doves making a mess.

                2. Romanee-Conti with Prawn Risotto???

                  1. Ummm....kopi luwak ice cream? That's coffee beans that have been eated and excreted by the Asian palm civet. SUCH a romantic dessert!