I decided to have a "la-di-da" lunch today. An occasion that one usually reserves for a familial rendezvous with one's grammy and having lunch somewhere frou frou like Nordstrom with tea and finger sandwiches - i.e., tiny chef prepared food, large prices . . .. Nosh was having a two for one "Snack" special so, since I had never been there, I thought this semi-posh son of Silo would probably fit the bill.
Ordered a pair of snacks; Argentinian sausage about the diameter of your index finger, grilled and served in a small, but expressive coil en brochette - accompanied by mild chimichurri with more of a velvet hammer versus the usual garlic wallop and a little more acid (vinegar?) than I like; Italian roast (porchetta) that was sliced delightfully thin and captured between toasted rustic bread halves with a smooth aioli and sauteed mushrooms that became part of the buttery avocado layer with a texture very satisfying on the tongue.
Yep. You could say I liked it. Not just because of where I was or who prepared it. I liked it because it was good. Did it speak to my soul or grab me way down deep inside by the pyloric sphincter? No and yes respectively . . . . just kidding. But was it "full price" good? H-m-m-m???
I am definitely not one of those that favors chef inspired dishes with exorbitant prices nor am I of a mentality that says if the food is good I don't mind paying a lot. Hogwash!!. I have had very,very well prepared food and it does not have to be expensive (pet peeve if you couldn't tell, and I will stop my rant here). Since my opinion usually favors frugality, the aforementioned question is one that you will just have to answer for yourself.
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