i wore sequins last night. and i’m not typically a sequin kind of girl but date night at a dark restaurant and in a dark theater requires sequins.
i could have also titled this post “grouper cheeks – take 2.” i didn’t assume grouper cheeks would become a regular order but the waitress sold me on them when she said they came in a curry sauce with bananas and coconut water. she told me we ought to get the house fries to soak up all that goodness. we did. the other order? gnudi (pronounced in such a way that makes you giggle), a ricotta-like gnocchi.
next we were off to the theater to see alton brown (of good eats fame) interviewed and do a cooking demonstration. i can honestly say that omar laughs the most when watching alton brown. last night was no exception. my chair was shaking at times because of him trying to stifle his chuckling. he was funny and was great to watch. he told the audience to shout out questions as he cooked, and in those situations i can get a little nervous that people will be, um, annoying? but this crowd was clever.
he was interviewed for the first portion of the night, and a question came up about people caring/not caring about where their food comes from and how it was treated/killed. i’m paraphrasing a bit here but he noted that a nation that displays its value for human life by trampling a man to death in wal-mart will care little to nothing about the value of the lives of livestock and the way in which we kill what we eat. well said.
and being in that theater made me wonder why in the world we don’t go there more often. maybe i’ll buy more sequin-y things and then we’ll have to.