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Dinner served in a Soup Bowl.


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Dinner served in a Soup Bowl.

toitoi | Jan 3, 2010 05:51 PM

More and more lately, I've been served food in a bowl, Not a flat soup plate, but a bowl meant for pasta to be dished up from.

Where did this conceit come from?

It's extremely difficult to cut a piece of meat/chicken, or duck sausage (new menu item at DeYoung Museum in San Francisco) and not splash the other contents around. At the DeYoung there were also asparagus spears to manipulate. Dinner at Rue St. Jacques also came in a bowl.

I don't appreciate that kind of service and I think when it appears in front of me, I'll request it returned to the kitchen and put on a proper dinner plate.

Am I out of touch and not being trendy?

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