White Trash Dinner

19990711a
19990711bIn theory, this was a “white trash dinner”, or “trailer trash dinner”. The menu was presented with the first side face-up, and I believe I didn’t tell people that the backside had the “translation” to what they were actually being served. I left that for them to discover as the evening went on. Whether anyone did, or whether I finally told them at the end of the night to flip the menu over, I don’t recall. We had fun. Menu and “real” menu side by side, below:

Cream of Tomato Soup
Fizzy Wine
White Gazpacho with Shrimp & Cherry Tomato Salsa
Gloria Ferrer Sonoma Brut, NV
Ambrosia Salad
White Wine
Sauternes & Coconut Gelees with Citrus Segments & Duck Liver Sausage
Gundlach Bundschu Gewurztraminer, 1996
Green Bean Casserole, Candied Carrots
Another White Wine
Flat Bean, Portobello & Vidalia Onion Gratin, Carrots Candied in Cream and Tokay
Lolonis Fume Blanc, 1996
Fish Sticks
Red Wine
Beer-Battered Catfish & Turbot with Asian Tartar Sauce & Lola Rossa
Charles Krug Carneros Pinot Noir, 1995
Cheese Whiz
Another Red Wine
Maytag Blue, Shepherd's Cheese, Black Diamond Cheddar
B.V. Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, 1984
Twinkies
Instant Coffee
Blueberries on Angel Food Cake
Coffee
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