fancy food treats (thank you )

returned to the expensive catering take-out places, for more food research …

my ideas: it’s very expensive, which works for that one neighbourhood, but it is still on the very top end of acceptable in terms of expense (and might even be OVER that threshold), the food is homemade and fresh, it is very very good food, better than most of the restaurant food.

the downsides of this particular place (things i would improve): the food is the same day-to-day, week-to-week and in the same location in the chiller. no variety. it could be: this week mustard meatballs, next week it’s chinese meatballs. even the pastries are identical week to week. it’s dull for the cook and perhaps too much the same for clients. i would also have some food in the window. it makes people want to come in if they can see the food from the outside… even better if you can see someone PREPARING the food from the outside …

fancy sparkling water, 3 meatballs with veggies, beet and walnut salad, chicken and artichoke salad with tomatoes, two desserts: chocolate mousse with fruit and creme-anglais, and blackberries and cream on top of chocolate tart on shortbread crust


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I want to put this online, to hold myself accountable. I want to document the noise in my head. I'm tired of thinking about drinking. date of last drink: june 30, 2012

  • An Irish expression of astonishment:-

    Jeezus Girl!!!

    Amazing looking lunch! U cd SO do that – I cd do that!! ‘Tho breakfast is my area of special interest – I am the self declared Queen of breakfast/brunch. And, presentation is key!!! Your lunch looks good for the eyes!!!

    You go Girl. The research ( for your new business) looks like it is very difficult for you !!!!!!!!!!! If you need any help – shout out!!! We’re all here for you and willing to travel!!!

    I’m gonna do that beetroot/walnut salad today. Yum!!

    That “fancy water” looks like a real treat too. I hope you enjoyed it all – you’re worth it!!!

  • Yum! I think I want to try that beet/walnut salad and that dessert with the blackberries!

    Having the kitchen be seen would be almost like a CIA experience or something from a Paris love story movie. I think that would be so cool—great idea!

  • Looks delicious…except I thought the sparkly water was wine at first so that really threw me for a second, coming from you of all people! Love the idea of seeing it being made from the street. That would be a huge draw for people to come inside. Maybe you could blow the yummy smells outside too!