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Maison Rustique

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  1. I was there years ago for a media party. (I was still in advertising.) It was quite nice, but it's been so long that I can't remember details or even which publishing company threw the party. I must say though that it wasn't nearly as nice as sailing around Boston Harbor on the Highlander II with Malcolm Forbes. :wub:

    edited to say that I meant I was at Club 33--not the Japanese place.

  2. In all my many years I've never been a cereal fan. But (you knew there was a but coming didn't ya), I've got a new breakfast habit. Weetabix. Weetabix sprinkled with cinnamon and some Splenda. Then a splash of non-fat half and half and some non-fat milk. Then nuke it for about a minute. Almost like the cinnamon milk toast Mom used to make for us when we were sick. :wub:

    edited to fix typo

  3. What is SB acceptable at Chinese places?  My big problem eating Chinese has been that most dishes seem to have a good bit of added starch/sugar (especially in the sauce) and the corn starch used is pretty much as bad as white flour.  I suppose one could request that no starch/sugar be used in the preparation of one's dish, but I am way of such things, especially when the counterperson has a rather limited grasp of english to begin with...

    Yes, I have the same problem with Chinese. Plus, there's the white rice thing... :huh:

  4. Nate, please give us some more input on what sort of food/atmosphere you'd like. There is great potential in 3 directions from Dana Point. Will you have a car? Can you get out for lunches? When will you be here? Are there any types of foods that are off-limits? I need to know how quickly to rush in posting suggestions. And also, if you're interested in getting together with some fellow eGulleteers, that might be possible! :smile:

  5. Considering the pollution all around us and that we have pest control come e/o month, I must say nothing but the herbs that grown in my urn (which is off-limits for chemicals). :blink:

    Edited to add: The lizards are too small and don't look tasty at all. And I hope all the crows have some disease that will kill them, so don't want them either.

  6. Well, I survived. The food was very good and I'd highly recommend this restaurant. I was terribly uncomfortable with all my questioning and asking for substitutions. Our waitress was a doll and handled it all very professionally and cheerfully. We tipped very well.

    I guess this was practice. We've going to Monterey (jazz festival) this weekend for 4 days. Fortunately there are plenty of places with good fish choices in that area. And I can always have salads--I just get tired of them sometimes. :wink:

  7. DH tends to want meat and that's optional for me. Before South Beach diet, my alone dinners would be a hunk of brad, cheese and some wine. Maybe a few olives. Ah! The good old days...

    Right now DH is in Chicago and was dining at Spiaggio tonight. For me it was some sauteed red onion, garlic, tiny bit of bacon (fat thrown out), spinach and cannelini. I put a touch of blue cheese on top. I was very happy with this, but it's not something that DH would like to eat for a meal. He'd have wanted it with steak or fish or whatever.

  8. If I go into a restaurant and visit the restroom first only to find it dirty with no hot water, soap, etc. I promptly let the manager know that I am no longer interested in eating there. Where do the employees wash their hands? :blink:

  9. I think that someone (in charge) needs to start a new thread for this. I just read this for the first time and might have missed out on the potluck because of being on a diet that doesn't include pie! :shock:

  10. :blink: I don't think I even know of an art gallery in Laguna Niguel!

    I do think that to base this discussion of good restaurants on a handful of cities in a large county is unfair. And what types of cuisine are we considering? I suspect that you might find some Mexican immigrants here that can name some mighty good hole-in-the-wall places that would rival anything you'd find in their home country.

    Maybe. Just my humble ramblings...

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