Why anticipation? Because while I’ve been close enough to take these pictures, I’ve never eaten there. And I’d like to.
The queue outside suggested that dining at Commander’s Palace would be memorable. Looking at their online menu, I quite fancy Cypress Smoked Louisiana Cochon de Lait:
Falling off the bone tender pork spiced with dark chilies and Creole seasoning over cayenne-pumpkin purée, fire roasted root vegetables & satsuma lacquer.
Menus sometimes trigger word itch. You know, that feeling you get when you’ve been bitten by a minute flying creature, except, in this case, it’s a word.
For example, I hate to read that any dish is going to be ‘adorned’. By all means adorn everyone else’s, but just sprinkle mine, will ya?
Adorned is regal, biblical. It makes me think of cloth. Lots of cloth. Silken cloth. I always start imagining a marketing person at their desk, straining after a ‘better’ word to make a dish appear more worthy of the price.
In contrast, the Commander’s Palace menu is deftly written. Their handcrafted sorbets are ‘spun daily’ while oysters are ‘presented under a pastry shell’. No need to gild the lily.
While the food isn’t most people’s idea of cheap, a few drinks won’t break the bank:
Our 25¢ Martinis
“Limit three (3) per person ‘cause that’s enough”
~ Available with the purchase of any Entrée ~
Classic • Commander’s • Cosmopolitan • Ray’s Melon
But enough of dreaming. Anticipation has pitfalls. I’m going to have to delay my regular mosey around the other entries in this week’s photo challenge just long enough to find me some food!