Mister Eclectic (howeird) wrote,
Mister Eclectic


following up on yesterday. Went back to the hotel to take a nap, went looking for dinner fairly late. Found an Italian place near the convention hall. Very hoitie toitie menu, nothing on it was exactly what I wanted, so I punted and ordered some kind of pasta which sounded like truffle, with baby shrimp. The pasta turned out to be little bits. How to describe? Take a 1" long strip of pasta and roll it between your fingers so it is tapered on the ends and the width in the center of a round toothpick. Don't cook it much, so it has the consistency of paper mache, in olive oil and oregano. Also cook in tiny shrimp which are the same width as the pasta.

It was hard to eat. Slid off a spoon, only could spear a couple at a time with a fork. Finally gave up and ordered tiramisu for dessert. Yummy, alcoholic to just the right extent, but oddly was served in a coffee cup.

Glacial service, I think it took 10 minutes to flag down a waiter each time. I was figuring the tip, but there was noplace for it on the credit card slip. Waiter pointed to a 15% gratuity built in. Pretty sad for a single diner.

It was raining most of the day, light for the most part. I definitely needed to buy a light jacket.


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