DISASTROUS VALENTINE MEAL
Last night Lee had a Stake Presidency meeting so we had dinner reservations at 8:15 pm. We have a restaurant at our local (small, 1 gate) airport that we go to sometimes when it's a last minute thing. It's owned by two couples who went to school with Chris (The Lakey boys, one married Mandy Cherney). We try to support them occassionally even though the food is just "okay". We got there and were seated only to have Mandy ask if we minded being moved to a smaller table about 15 minutes later. No problem. We ordered filets and beer batter prawns. Our salads and bread came and they were good. We waited for our meal to arrive. And waited and waited. An hour later, still no dinner. It got pretty comical as we listened to everyone around us complaining. We kept joking about it and laughing at the absurdity of this small restaurant being so ill prepared. Our waiter even mentioned that we seemed to be having a great time, not knowing that we were laughing at them. Finally, dinner came almost an hour and a half later. Filets were overcooked, marsala sauce on them horrible, mushrooms almost non-exixtent and prawns were not beer battered but in some sickly orange water sauce. But hey, because of the wait, dessert was on them. We took home our carrot cake (didn't want to wait longer) and Lee had some last night and said it matched the meal. Needless to say, the Silver Lining won't see us for another Valentine's meal but at least we didn't feel like we had completely wasted $70 since we like the couples and could at least support them in their venture. If only they would get more cooks..... We did have a wonderful meal of salmon and yellow fin tuna last Friday at Jambalaya in Arcata-a great restuarant!! Next year we'll go there.