Wednesday, December 9, 2009
A LACK OF GINGERBREEDING ... ?
It was a case of "Nibble, Nibble at my House" this morning at the Fairmont Hotel in San Jose as I stumbled across a genuine, life-sized Gingerbread House ... and nibbled at it. How I missed it when I checked-in last night is beyond me -- perhaps it had something to do with the fact that it was 1:00 a.m. -- but this morning I literally walked right into it. Indeed, the hotel encourages you to walk right into the one-room cottage and explore. "This Gingerbread House was built by our Engineering Department and hand-decorated by our Pastry Chef," reads a sign by the door. Something tells me the Engineer didn't exactly expect guests to break off shingles and eat them, but I did sample a tiny piece from below one of the window sills. It was as dry as sawdust. No evil witches emerged, but the Concierge didn't look happy ...!