If you could have ANYTHING you wanted...

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  1. kcjo13

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    ...for a fancy dinner for 2, what would you choose?

    I recently won just that, a fancy dinner for 2, at a restaurant here in town. They will fix you ANYTHING. You can request anything from beef to lobster to italian to hotdogs.

    We get appetizers, entrees, and dessert, all for free! And, free drinks all night.

    How in the world do we choose??? My hubby is leaning towards some kind of seafood, like seabass or swordfish, because we can't really get that here. I don't really like fish, except for shellfish. I've thought of:

    Lobster Thermadore
    Kobe beef
    Filet mignon
    Some kind of chicken??

    So, give me some ideas. What would you suggest, if money wasn't an obstacle!
     
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  3. TeacherNY

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    I would kill for some Beef Wellington. For appetizers I would like some kind of fondue course. For dessert one of the ones that are flambeed.
     
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    I am a huge lobster fan. I can live without the Thermidore; just give me a big steamed lobster (better yet, 2 small ones!)a gallon or two of drawn butter, and a great big bib.

    An added bonus is that lobster has to be fresh; if it's not alive when it goes into the tank, it's inedible.
     
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    Oh man, I'm the wrong person to answer because I like very simple foods. My focus would be an insanely chocolate dessert...and a big portion size instead of those tiny things I see on television.
     
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    I would want sushi! I'm not really much of a gourmet person. I like a good cheesecake. I love all different Asian foods, I like Carribean food, Ethiopian... And soul food. I'd have a hard time with this decision. I don't love red meat, so definitely not a steak. That's a hard choice!
     
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    What I would do for sure, though, is order 2 different things, and share!
     
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    The dessert would definitely be creme brulee. I am a sucker for it - if it is one a menu I will order it no matter how full I am, and I can't make it myself (nor should I learn).

    I would probably go for seafood too, although the Beef Wellington sounds pretty awesome. I might request some escargot for an appetizer since that's rare to see on a menu. However, part of what I like about dining out is that I like to look at the menu and see what the chef can come up with. I would want his suggestions.
     
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    I would have each person order their own appetizer, entree, and dessert. That way you can taste so many different items.
    For myself I'd go for a hot Italian antipasto , for my entree Lobster (only if it is fresh) and if that isn't available rack of lamb, and for dessert an assortment of Italian pastries.
     
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    If I go out for a special dinner, I don't worry about price...

    I'm a vegetarian but eat seafood..I'd go for shrimp, lobster.

    If you are meat eaters, go for filet mignon.

    Desserts...chocolate souffle.

    Is wine included?
     
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    Ooh- DUCK! Hands down. Duck is the best meat I've ever had in my entire life. Sooooo yummy!

    I had this salad once that was grilled brie with some sort of chutney on top of a bed of arugula. YUM!

    I'd want Txakoli (sparkling wine form the Basque Region in Spain) for drink.

    And for dessert- something light and delicious. I'm always up for trying something new.
     
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    Then you're not vegetarian.:rolleyes:

    I'm vegan except for milk, yogurt, eggs, duck and German sausage:whistle:
     
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    There are different 'sects' of vegetarianism. I'm whats called a pesce -vegetarian..its really quite common.

    Are you a vegetarian/vegan, Lucy, or just passing judgement on something you don't know about?
     
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    Vegetarian and pescetarian are very different.
     
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    It's always so easy to get a rise out of you!:lol:

    I was raised vegetarian, was vegan for years, and now I eat whatever I want. Which, like I said, is like vegan except for a few things. So I never say I'm vegan. Because I'm NOT!
     
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    Lucy..you can define yourself however you wish. Allow others the same courtesy.

    For those who want to know about the various 'categories' of vegetarians:

    http://www.passionatevegetarian.com/vegetarian_types.htm

    I have no problem categorizing myself as a vegetarian who eats fish. Choose for yourself...I don't care what you eat. Bon Appetit.:D
     
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    That's really confusing, though. Words have meanings attached to them.
     
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    Having that sort of open-ended option would give me so much stress. :eek: :lol:

    I would definitely want some kind of garlicky bready thing to start with, along with a shrimp appetizer. For the entree, I'd want halibut in some sort of delicious, creamy sauce with a side of those long, skinny broccolis (broccoli rabe?) or asparagus or carrots. For desert, I would go with something custardy, like creme brulee.
     
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    How did you win this? Neat prize. :)
     
  20. czacza

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    Please refer to my link. thank you.
     
  21. lucybelle

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    Yeah I want to know how you won too! I'd enter for next drawing;)
     
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    No need, but thanks.
     
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    I have a hard enough time choosing off a menu! Without that to fall back on, I'm not sure. If you aren't fussy, I love the idea of asking that the chef create something special for you, based around the freshest ingredients he has available. Barring that, I'd choose seared scallops for an appetizer, a salad with roasted beets and goat cheese, a filet steak (probably) and chocolate mousse or a berry crumble for dessert.
     
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    Oh, that sounds AMAZING!

    I'd have:
    - escargot - in the shell
    - either filet au poive with roasted potatoes and asparagus or Shabu Shabu
    - molten lava cake
     
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    What a fun thing to win! I'd go all out for sure & have them cook things I'd probably rarely cook myself and/or is too time-consuming to make:

    Some Asian-inspired appetizers containing shitake mushrooms, scallions & more, Lobster, shrimp, Kobe beef, garlic mushroom risotto or rice pilaf, lemon cream pie and strawberry cheesecake for dessert. Regarding soups, I do love cream of mushroom & New England (not Manhattan-style) clam chowder. Maybe some kind of gourmet ham & mushroom pizza too! And for the beverage, a nice tropical-flavored, fizzy drink.

    Can you tell I LOVE mushrooms?
     
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    Oh, I forgot a beverage--a craft beer with my appetizer, a full-bodied red wine with dinner, and a glass of sweet dessert wine or port with dessert.
     
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    Falafel and lentil soup.
    omgoodness. So hard to find around here.
     
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    Hands down-all you can eat crab legs!!!!!!!!!! And, like Alice said, they have to be fresh!!!
     
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    Risotto was a good suggestion. mmmm
     
  30. bros

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    For an appetizer, i'd probably have one of the best things I have ever tasted, Stuffed Dates. They could serve a variety of stuffed dates, but they'd have to serve the kind I had in Vegas: A date stuffed with a whole smoked almond, wrapped in bacon with blue cheese crumble on the top in a red wine reduction sauce.

    It was amazing

    For an entree, i'd probably have jumbo shrimp sauteed in garlic, butter, and lemon sauce w/ 28 day dry aged sirloin slices (so a surf and turf) with the side being a salt crusted twice baked potato.

    For a dessert, I would probably have a chocolate raspberry Creme Brulee.
     
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    Oh my gosh, you all just made me hungry! I can't wait to plan this meal. I won it through a local restaurant. They do an online promotion weekly. They draw one big winner (me!) and on Friday afternoons, they choose names and if you are present you chose 1 out of 5 envelopes. One of the 5 has money in it. A few weeks ago it was up to $2000. You couldn't even get into the place! Good promotion, huh?

    Anyway, I have a while. We won't go until we quit camping in late October.

    I am loving the idea of au poivre. Yummmmmm! I'd like some kind of stuffed mushroom appetizer, but I feel like you can get that anywhere. Hmm...

    Creme brûlée for dessert--yes please!

    KeeP the ideas coming!
     
  32. bros

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    Get a "Stuffed" Sampler for an appetizer, a few small stuffed mushrooms. some small stuffed peppers, stuffed dates, etc.

    :p
     

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