Monday, June 7, 2010

Odds and Ends

Lindsey is away on business (in NYC, lucky girl!), so I thought I'd share a few of today's more offbeat food-related stories:

A man in New Zealand crashed funerals for the food. It seems that this Kiwi with a taste for the macabre (har, har) was bringing his own tupperware so that he could take some food to go.

In more oddness south of the Equator, an Australian restaurant has started giving diners who clean their plates a 30% discount. Diners who fail to eat all of the food on their plates not only have to pay more, but are told to go elsewhere next time. Since this restaurant apparently specializes in food that is "free of gluten, dairy, sugar and eggs," people who like their food with flavor will probably go elsewhere in the first place.

Finally, from the land where weird is the norm, it seems that Denny's restaurants in Japan have gone upscale, with a "special truffle menu." The equivalent of $15 will get you "Beef Rossini style with liver pie, a dish of New Zealand Beef topped with foie gras and sliced truffles, served with a red wine demi-glace reduction." Eating foie gras at a Denny's seems like the kind of challenge contestants on a Japanese game show would be subjected to - I think I'll stick with a Grand Slam breakfast.



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