|After the evening was over, we tried out the night vision goggles for a picture. |
During the dinner, this is what the waitstaff were wearing.
Our appetizer was already on the table and they directed our hands towards that and told us we could go ahead and eat. They told us it was a canape and that it was already sitting on a spoon (kind of like the large, porcelain spoons sometimes used at Asian restaurants with soup). The spoon was constructed so that it rested flat on the table, not spilling its contents. Jeff and I thought it tasted like some kind of pasta but we knew that pasta shouldn’t be the first course when eating Italian so we were a bit stumped. This was paired with a white wine and Jeff and I were able to guess the grape variety on this particular tasting.
The third course was a sorbet (we guessed raspberry, but it was passion fruit blended with several other fruits - how were we supposed to get that??). The fourth course Jeff correctly guessed was veal - although we had assumed it was paired with some sort of mashed potatoes, when in fact the mushy stuff we were tasting was actually pureed beans. Fifth and finally, dessert was a total mystery to us, but we found out later is was a custard with fresh fruit.
Out of the five courses, I think Jeff and I guessed three of them. Out of the wines, we I think we also guessed three out of five. One was a varietal we hadn't heard of before. The food and pairings were very enjoyable and I would say that in some ways we did experience heightened senses.