Tuesday, April 22, 2008

CULINARY TIT FOR TAT IN ATHENS ...!

                             

They say that "revenge is a dish best served cold," but tonight in Athens I had a chance to serve it up Piping Hot and Marinated in its Own Juices.  You see, my company is hosting most of the Movie Studios and Japanese Electronics Companies here in Athens this week.  Tonight, we held a Special Banquet featuring traditional Greek Cuisine and the Chef at our hotel went all out to create something "extraordinary."  I happened to be standing next to a Japanese Muckety-Muck when the main course was wheeled into the room.

Japanese Muckety Muck:  Ahhh ... Marty-san ... what is that?!?

Me:  It's a Complete Lamb, roasted especially for you. 

Japanese Muckety Muck:  Ahhh ... errr ...  

Me:  Doesn't it look delicious?  It's been divided into sections to fit into the pot, but don't worry ... it's all there!

Japanese Muckety Muck:  But .. well ... I can see the Head.  It's looking at me.

Me:  Yes, the eyes do tend to follow you don't they ... sort of like the Mona Lisa.

Japanese Muckety Muck:  Thank you, but I do not think I can eat that.  Not with the eyes ...

And so the Eyes have it!  Finally, after years of eating all manner of Wiggling, Jiggling Atrocities abroad, I've successfully managed to "gross out" someone whose idea of a good meal ranges from Fish Ovaries to Tentacles du Jour.  My work here is done ...!

9 comments:

ab45yui said...

Don't you feel cheated?  I mean didn't you have to eat all those strange dishes abroad and now your friend won't even touch the lamb?  Not fair!

deshelestraci said...

Ha!  That really is funny!  I can't imagine being able to gross out an Asian!
Traci

bvaneps834 said...

I love lamb---but with the head?? No thanks!

kattytrick said...


"And may the Force be with you!"...lol !...Now THAT was funny! I just love it when you're feisty. OOoouuuuuu!, I just flashed on all of the squiggly, wiggly, quirky stuff they wanted you to try on your last trip to Japan...Whoa !

tenyearnap said...

Looks yummy to me. Of course I am so tired right now that I thought you were in Athens, Georgia when I saw the headline. I think I need some coffee with that sheep. --Cin

princesssaurora said...

LOL  Glad you you were able to return the gross out favor!  LOL

be well,
Dawn
http://journals.aol.com/princesssaurora/CarpeDiem/

frankandmary said...

Lamb Head. Uhm. I can't even "start" one of those little Easter Lamb Butters without a pang of guilt.
Like the Mona Lisa. Ha Ha Ha ~Mary

mpnaz58 said...

Now Mr Japanese Muckety Muk knows exactly how you have felt at his table!  Revenge is sweet, my friend :)
xoxo ~Myra

beckiepainton said...

I couldnt eat that either, you never know the japanese, the poor thing may have got up and ambled off.Beckie x