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Kim Shook

The Ladies Who Lunch (Part 3)

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well

 

one must Continue On

 

I noted the calamari

 

before  I Zoomed in to Read the report.

 

Ill just leave it at that !

 

 

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2 hours ago, Anna N said:

 I don’t usually comment so much on the restaurants we visit as I’ve said from the beginning we are not reviewing them. But really this one was off the mark in terms of price versus quality and I couldn’t stay quiet.  

 

 

I quite enjoy, dare I say even prefer the bonus commentary!  (and I would venture to say that I am not alone in that!! 😊)

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As a longtime retailer turned chef, there are few things in this world that irritate me more than poor, negligent customer service. In retail stores, after being ignored at the cash for a while by gossipping staffers, I've been known to call out in a loud voice (and bear in mind, I sold hearing aid batteries for years):

"I'LL JUST RING THIS IN FOR MYSELF THEN, SHALL I?"

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 After two weeks of somewhat unsatisfactory lunches we find ourselves in the vicinity of a place that we knew we could trust, Lemongrass. 

 

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 Ginger tea for Kerry and a glass of Pinot Grigio for me.

 

 I was trying to hide behind my wrap and hold it up as a backdrop for the photograph. Apparently I was just too slow. 

 

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 There was no calamari on the menu but both of us exclaimed at the beauty of these salad rolls.  

 

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For Kerry crispy duck with peanut sauce.

 

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 For me crispy chicken breast with Thai curry sauce.

 

We each sampled the other’s entrée. 

 

 No loud music. Swift and pleasant service. Tasty food. Sometimes you win!

 

 


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the duck looks fabulous.

 

 

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Posted (edited)

 Best lunch I can remember in forever. Well almost forever.

 

@Kerry Beal And I found ourselves in Milton today to take care of an errand. We took the opportunity to return to The Grand Chalet also apparently known as Tony Spiducci’s. 

 

 I had a glass of a very nice Merlot. Kerry (the DD) stuck with water as usual. 

 

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 The antipasto platter. Delicious.  Out of camera range was a basket of fresh bread and a saucer of oil and balsamic for dipping. 

 

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The lamb spiducci combination platter which we shared.

 

 

 

An additional 10 spiducci also shared. 

 

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They know how to do these little skewers to perfection.

 

 

 


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On 9/19/2018 at 12:32 PM, ElsieD said:

As my late father in law used to say, two visits in one.

 

First and Last?  Ha, good one!   :laugh:

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a decent antipasto plate

 

is a gift from the gods.

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2 minutes ago, rotuts said:

a decent antipasto plate

 

is a gift from the gods.

 

Our local place does it very well. Some home made charcuterie, some savory accoutrements and pickled stuff,  cheese.

We are blessed

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Yesterday Kerry and I returned to a favourite place, Salad Thai.  

 

 We both opted for just water to drink this time.  No photographs. You’d recognize it anywhere. 

 

 We shared the following: 

 

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 Crispy calamari. This was just incredibly tender. 

 

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 Penang chicken curry. 

 

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 Drunken noodles with chicken.

 

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Bowl of rice. 

 

 A very satisfactory lunch.

 

 

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35 minutes ago, Okanagancook said:

Those plates look very good!  Good photos.

Kerry operates the iPhone camera. I know you were discussing the food but I love the blue pattern plates.  They remind me very much of Royal Copenhagen tableware.   

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I am lunching with a bunch of ladies this week, but yesterday's experience was just ridiculous.  The woman I was going with wanted Indian or a local deli/grill.  I figured we could go to my favorite Indian restaurant.  We get there - CLOSED ON MONDAYS!  What!?!  Luckily, she knew of another place close by (there are A LOT of Indian restaurants in the area), so we headed there.  Ordered an appetizer of pakoras.  Nibbled on those while sipping on complementary ginger and lemon tea and BOOM - power goes out.  REALLY?!?  Waited a few minutes to see if it would come back, but there is construction nearby and it was the whole area down to the traffic lights.  Third time's the charm???  We ended up at the deli/grill for a tasty lunch and laughed at our misfortune.  Accidentally took a 1.5 hour lunch :D  But we had to eat!!  The universe just did not want us to get any Indian food for lunch, apparently.


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