Wednesday, November 08, 2006
Green Eggs and . . .
Does anyone find this lunch plate as weirdly wonderful as I do? I had lunch with good friend Biene a couple of weeks ago and she ordered something called green eggs. It was a new items on Fuego's menu. This promised to be a scrumptious concoction of eggs, spinach, and feta cheese blended together then scrambled. Topped with grilled red bell peppers and accompanied by the usual rice and beans, this should have been the perfect meal. So enjoying my latest read, The Road Through the Mountain, I dove in.
Well, it wasn't exactly Blech!! but I was unexpectedly disappointed. I like eggs. I like spinach. I LOVE feta cheese. What had gone wrong? A few bites later, it hit me why it tasted so salty. Feta cheese is salty. Mix all these goodies together and then ADD salt and you have a recipe for disappointment. I left some of the eggs behind and the waitress asked if everything was ok as she took the plate away. I really could not let it go so I told her it was too salty. I thought preparing the dish in the future, the cook should forego the use of any additional salt. She was fine with my comment and I set about paying for lunch.
Much to my surprise, the manager came over, presented me with a 35% discounted price for the lunch and said she agreed that it was too salty and the feta cheese would provide enough in the future. Cool. So I voided one check and wrote another. Off I went back to work anticipating my next trip to Fuego's. They really have good food in a casual cantina setting. I probably won't order the green eggs again but it sure did make a pretty picture didn't it?
Posted by Annie Jeffries at 8:17 PM