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Old 09-22-2012, 04:00 AM   #21224
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Rains came so hike to waterfalls had to be canceled.

Some time ago we received tickets for a free lunch at a very exclusive hotel in Kyoto. The sort of place where lunch for one costs about $75.00 USD and provides just a bit less food than would be required by a hamster. The restaurant surround a typical Japanese garden complete with waterfall, koi, and even two swans a'swimming.

Lunch; a starter plate with a 1" square (not cubed... square) of Salmon mouse 1/4" thick served beside a sprig of dill, followed by a chilled pumpkin soup served in a beautiful double bowl; the lower holding crushed ice and the upper bowl the size of half a tennis ball half filled with soup. The main course came on a huge plate but only held one spear of asparagus, one floret of broccoli (crossing each other, of course,) and a pearl onion, with a spoonfull of cream dressing over it, and a medallion of beef roughly the size of can of snuff but thinner. Desert was an ice cream the size of a fig with a sprig of mint on top.

Nouvelle cuisine. Delicious, but not much there and costing a small fortune.

But.... we had free tickets. And I'm on a diet eating 1/4 of what I would normally eat. What a perfect lunch! Free. Almost no calories because of so little food, and delicious!

I think there really IS a God!


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