Monday, August 14, 2006

La Dame Blanche


As you probably know, I love to eat. I also love to try new things, and learn about new foods. The other night, Dr. B and I went out for dinner, and as a part of our "Menu 16 euros", we had a choice of five different desserts. Most I recognized, but one was new to me, so I had to ask.

    "Excusez-moi, monsieur. C'est quoi, une Dame Blanche?"
    (Excuse me, sir, what is this, a white lady?)

    "C'est de la glace parfum vanille, avec la sauce chocolate chaude, et du chantilly."

    (Me, to Dr. B) "Oh. A Hot Fudge Sundae. With whipped cream."

    (and to the waiter) "D'accord. Je prendrai une crème brûlée." (OK, I'll take a crème brûlée.)


You'd think with a name that fancy for something so simple, a banana split would have some other sort of fancy name, like "La Vedette du Pont Glace" or "L'Isle Sainte Banane" or something, but Non, they call it, "Le Banana Split."

Kind of disappointing, actually.

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2 Comments:

At 8:30 AM, August 15, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love ice cream too but also go with the creme brulee!! Jaison makes a mean creme brulee. Nanny says it is the best she has ever had (including all the ones she's had on her travels all over the world!) High compliment to Jaison!! B

 
At 12:02 PM, August 15, 2006, Blogger L'Amerloque said...

Hi Ronica !

/*/You'd think with a name that fancy for something so simple, a banana split would have some other sort of fancy name, like "La Vedette du Pont Glace" or "L'Isle Sainte Banane" or something, but Non, they call it, "Le Banana Split." /*/

Well … Amerloque doesn't think 'Wine Cock' (coq au vin) would go too far in Middle America. (grin) Perhaps Wine Rooster ? Naw, not even. (wide grin)

Best,
L'Amerloque

PS: Take good care of Lucy with all that's going down in the airports …

 

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