I'm sure I'm not the only one who just day dreams when driving or working out or whatever. Where the stuff of day dreams comes from, who knows?
One of my day dreams is what kind of restaurant would I own if I owned a restaurant. I mean, I don't cook all that much, have never worked in a restaurant or anything, but it's my day dream, right?
The restaurant would be called Capsaicin. That's what's in peppers to make them hot, right?
And the idea would be to do for hot peppers what Stinking Rose did for garlic. Except the food at my restaurant would be good.
And the idea would be that all the dishes on the menu would be hot and spicy. We'd have to have a good beer selection because alcohol dissolves casaicin (and so does milk, so we'll serve that, too. Ice water will be free ... but ice water doesn't work ... sucker!)
And what I want to do is divide the menu up by continent. So, you would have your Asian section and your Central American section and your South American section and a North American section. I'm not sure you would need a European section of the menu. And the menu would have descriptions of the types of peppers used in the dish, what region they were grown in, how hot they are on the Scoville scale (yeah, I use google) and that sort of thing. And you might even have daily specials depending on what special peppers were available at different times of the year. (This is a day dream, not a research paper, if peppers aren't seasonal, don't sue me.)
And that's sort of as far as I get. A restaurant with high quality cooking that specializes in uses of hot peppers from around the world. Meat dishes and vegetarian dishes and good bread and butter on the table to offer some relief. For all I know, there is something like this out there (if there is, I didn't steal your idea ... if someone opens up a place like this ... my first meal is comped ... LOL).
Tell me I'm not the only person who has opened a restaurant in their mind. Someone else must have thought about this ... anyone care to share their day dream restaurant?