James returned with the drinks
and a cutting board with a small loaf of white bread and a bowl of flavored butter.
We bandied different flavor suggestions back and forth between ourselves
before finally asking our server what was in the butter.
As it was a proprietary recipe, he could not divulge the exact recipe,
but he did give us some hints; enough to confirm some of our guesses.
There was whipped cream cheese, garlic and onion powder or salt,
margarine, some herbs and
perhaps some special Kentucky ingredients in the mixture.
Next the salad arrived.
It was a large bowl of iceberg lettuce with diced tomatoes
and chopped bacon tossed with the chef’s dressing.
Once again we struggled with the flavor profile,
as the dressing was obviously white and creamy and
ever so very slightly sweet (but only if you squinted just the right way),
but other than that?
We got nothing.
That is not to say that it wasn’t good.
We just could not tell you that it actually tasted like anything.
All I can tell you is that the salad itself –
the lettuce, the tomato, the bacon –
So perhaps it was the world’s perfect salad dressing?
the first thing I noticed when I printed out the dinner menu from the web site,
was the blatant name-dropping that this restaurant seems to revel in.
Okay, I get it.
Famous people come here to eat.
It just seems rather pretentious and snobbish.
I just have one thing to say to you.
You just better remember my name.
Just remember that name.
One odd thing I noticed during the meal was that all the servers
– as in every single one - was male.
In this day and age I found that to be odd.
To be sure, I kept looking and even noted the apparent fact to my companions,
but we never found any contradiction to the conceived norm.
When we had entered the restaurant
we had been greeted by two female hostesses,
but those were the only two female employees we saw during our visit.
Further investigation is warranted.
C and M did seem intrigued about the fact that I photograph
and then blog about my dining experiences.
I am glad that my food paparazzi activities
did not make them uncomfortable.
Many thanks to C and M for a very enjoyable dinner.
The company was delightful.