The definition of fine dining

Posted on November 6, 2019


You might say that I am very much a traditionalist at heart. This was brought home to me by a recent dining experience.

Every year, in October, several cousins gather with me and Mr. Ken to celebrate our birthdays. We always go to Longfellow’s Wayside Inn. This is the oldest operating inn in the United States and has been open since 1716. Now I learned from our trip to London that this isn’t really old. . .

Anyway, one day I was procrastinating, er perusing the Internet and decided to read reviews of the inn. They were mixed. The less than positive reviews said the food was too traditional. Say what???? What do you expect at a colonial inn?

I, for one, much prefer traditional food like turkey dinners.

traditional turkey dinner

This is so much more appealing to me than the supposed nouveau cuisine. This is usually very tiny portions at a very high price. Brussels sprouts are the latest “in” food.

brussels sprout on plate

Brussels sprouts are one food that I can’t stand. But I just learned something new about them, the correct spelling is “brussels sprout” and not “brussel sprout.” This is because this vegetable was named after the Belgian city of Brussels. I think I would be very insulted to have such a yucky food named after me.

So what type of cuisine do you prefer?