An exceptionally rare treat for me - I was taken out for dinner.
My companion and I shared some marinated olives along with bread and olive oil/balsamic dip. Delicious!
After that I had a slightly odd dish that had a succulent chicken breast (hot) in a lovely Thai sauce (hot in both spice and temperature) on top of raw carrot slivers (cold) and roasted squares of sweet potato (hot) and sugar snaps (hot).
The chicken was really lovely and the sauce was just the right side of hot without burning your tongue to within an inch of it's life. The raw carrot was just weird, as was the sweet potato.
I am all for fusion food, but this didn't work. (for me)
That said, my companion was lovely convivial company and I had a lovely evening.