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.