Had an odd dining experience last night. Walked into an empty restaurant, told the two guys in chef wear behind the counter I was really hungry, the one in charge said ‘let me put a meal together for you’. I was never offered or saw a menu, just gave a couple of generalizations that I like spicy food and don’t eat much beef or lamb and was overdue for some vegetables. “Whatever is delicious”, I said. I was tired and hungry so just rolled with it, figured a sampler plate of various specialties would be forthcoming.
The first dish was jerk chicken wings. Three full wings, tender and savory. I was excited for the main. But then the main showed up and it was chicken curry with rice and lentils. Different flavor profile but chicken after chicken? And no veg except some parsley in the rice and a few peas in the curry? Who eats like that?
Would you expect or want two courses of the same thing? Especially chicken?
(To be honest, I did order two courses with prosciutto a few weeks ago, asparagus and pizza, but felt silly once I realized and anyway prosciutto is better than chicken.)