Friday, May 30, 2008

What are you dreaming about?

Occasionally we review local restaurants but none like the one Sylvie at Soul Fusion Kitchen has just visited; The French Laundry in Napa Valley. This is a great post, she'd always wanted to dine there and she tells not only the menu, which is amazing, but all she had to accomplish just to get the reservations. Do give it a read.

This did bring something to mind. What would my restaurant be like, if I'd ever given it a try? If you are a foodie and you must because you're reading a food blog, or more likely, have a food blog--what would your restaurant be like? Be honest we've all dreamed of one. Would it be fancy, with a famous chef and linen napkins and a seating only by reservations made months in advance or a burger joint with one grill, you behind the grill, and a line out the door for the eleven stools at the counter? Would you serve home cookin' recipes from your grand mom or a menu like The French Laundry?

Me? A breakfast joint that also serves pie. My beloved loves pie for breakfast. I'd have specials for the day and always two or three pies to choose from. What's on the menu? The basics and don't forget the grits. Always biscuits and cinnamon rolls and pots of properly brewed tea. It would have to be small with a few tables, a counter, and a grill that was visible. Nothing like talking to the cook while while your breakfast is being prepared.

There are so many variations to choose, if you dream of opening an establishment share your dreams with us.


maltese parakeet said...

my bunky and i have often talked about what kind of restaurant we'd open if we were expatriates in a foreign land. it seems like it's the "thing to do" when you move to another country: open a restaurant that serves food from your homeland. this is one of the reasons i love living in l.a., btw, it's a city of immigrants and their food. we can't quite decide what kind of food would best represent american cuisine. i think we eventually settled that we'd open a cajun place, though. that being said, after watching gordon ramsay's kitchen nightmares, i would never open a restaurant!

Grandma Poppi said...

My husband and I always wanted to have a cute little place with a counter and tables with white table cloths and fresh flowers. He would have make the most wonderful sandwiches and I would make marvelous steaming bowls of soup. It would have just been open for lunch. In his later years he made me lunch every day and he just got better and better at making yummy sandwiches. I just got chubbier and chubbier!!
Used to know a little place like this in Iowa. Every once in a while you would go there for lunch and they would have a sign on the door that said "Sorry soup did not get done - not open today." Don't think we would have done that!

ahmad wiyono said...

Great blog! Keep up the good work

Doodles said...

oh i agree with the kitchen nightmare show YIKES!!! But I have always wanted a B & B. Breakfast has to be my favorite meal and I love pie for breakfast especially peachy pie. Then you must have really good syrups for the french toast and teas, a good selection of teas OH and sticky buns fresh made daily. OK I'm hungry now!!!