I was watching the F Word the other day (whilst on my Elliptical machine – is that counter productive??) and Gordon Ramsey had Joan Collins on, and she was saying that she doesn’t eat very much (which is why she’s 76 and still really thin) and so that when she does eat, she wants to make sure that whatever she is eating, it is top notch and very delicious.
I totally subscribe to that (well, want to…it’s very difficult when you’re out and you order something that’s yuck but you’re hungry).
I went out for dinner last night, N wasn’t hungry so we had to find a restaurant where she could order a salad and we ended up at this little café that was only staffed by one guy and the menu was expensive (can you tell I’m not exactly pleased by going to dinner with someone who only wants to eat salad??? I could’ve just stayed home and had Ikea meatballs!).
Anyways, I won’t name this place as I don’t want it to go out of business (I’m surprised they still have business) and the waiter was running around and was being very nice.
The thing I just couldn’t believe was that this café in a semi-trendy suburb was serving very mediocre food at fine dining prices! They had no entrees to speak of, just appetizers which were breads ranging from $8 – $9, their mains were ranged from $28 (for a vegetarian risotto) to $34 or $36 for the steak. And the rest of the menu was desserts, cheese and sides…not really café fare, where’s the wedges and the nachos?
I really couldn’t decide from the uninspiring menu options and decided to go for the crispy skinned barramundi as a healthier option and it kinda, really annoyed me because of how boring and tasteless the food was.
The skin on the barramundi was not crispy, so I ended up peeling it off – I guess that’s lower in fat? Had no flavour whatsoever and I had douse handfuls of salt on it. The eggplant was quite tasty, but the skin left on the eggplant was hard to cut through and chew. The crushed potatoes were more like squished boiled potatoes with no colour, no flavour and no life. I left most of it. Which left me really pissed off.
One. The food was bad and I don’t want to eat bad food when I’m supposed to be limiting the amount of food I eat! And it’s not even OK food, it’s just food that I don’t even like! And the prices! What a CROCK!! They didn’t even have tablecloths, the waiter was wearing shorts! My table was on a slant! Are they allowed to charge $32 for something that I could definitely produce better at home??!!
Anyways…from now on, I’m ONLY going to eat food that is excellent, Joan Collins is on to something and I wonder if I’ll actually end up being skinny by doing what she’s doing?