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Old 12-08-2007, 08:54 PM   #71
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- saganaki from any good Greek restaurant - breaded kasseri cheese (semi-hard white cheese), fried in olive oil, flamed with brandy at the table, then drizzled with lemon juice. I grew up near Detroit, which has a large Greektown, and there, when they light the saganaki, everyone in the restaurant shouts "Opa!" Here in SE VA, they don't know to do that. The first time we ordered saganaki here, we were the only ones who shouted it out
I just learned about this a couple of years ago, when I worked with a woman of Greek descent.

I definitely want to try it!

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Old 12-08-2007, 09:00 PM   #72
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I dont know how you can pick the best appetizer there are so many good ones maybe make 2 or 3 different ones instead of just one
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Old 12-08-2007, 09:22 PM   #73
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i just thought of and am jonesing for one i had in a french place here in the city.

it was a small prix fixe type of joint. every table was served a salume and crudite "tree", along with fresh baguettes, butter, and the house table red.

the "tree" was a stainless steel plate and hanger assembly on which a bunch of raw veggies were placed around the bottom, and various dry sausages were draped over the hanger (that sort of resembled a nuclear reactor's cooling tower.)

you grab a hunk o' bread, slather it with butter, take the veggies you like, and slice off pieces of the different sausages.

i could sit there for hours just eating the appy.
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Old 12-08-2007, 09:31 PM   #74
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i just thought of and am jonesing for one i had in a french place here in the city.

it was a small prix fixe type of joint. every table was served a salume and crudite "tree", along with fresh baguettes, butter, and the house table red.

the "tree" was a stainless steel plate and hanger assembly on which a bunch of raw veggies were placed around the bottom, and various dry sausages were draped over the hanger (that sort of resembled a nuclear reactor's cooling tower.)

you grab a hunk o' bread, slather it with butter, take the veggies you like, and slice off pieces of the different sausages.

i could sit there for hours just eating the appy.
I love food that is interactive which is why I adore Swiss Raclette a most fun way to eat and to me a bunch of appies and a meal at the same time with good friends and lots of good wine
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Old 12-08-2007, 09:41 PM   #75
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Folks don't tease me. Tell me the city and name of the place. I do travel and would go there.

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Old 12-08-2007, 09:48 PM   #76
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bigrhino, if memory serves me, it was cafe des sport on 50th off of 8th, in nyc.
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Old 12-09-2007, 12:35 AM   #77
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bacon wrapped bbq mushrooms
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Old 12-15-2007, 07:46 PM   #78
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I haven't read through all of the replies to see if someone has mentioned it yet, but P.F. Chang's lettuce wraps are extraordinary. You can order chicken or tofu, and it's a mix of shiitake mushrooms, carrots, and who knows what else tossed in a hoisin-like sauce, and you spoon it into butterleaf lettuce shells with crispy rice noodles.
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Old 12-15-2007, 11:08 PM   #79
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Roasted asparagus wrapped in thinly sliced smoked tuna drizzled with a olive oil,balsamic vinegar,garlic dressing.
asparagus wrapped in filo dough and baked. yum and yum

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I still have a soft spot for chicken lettuce wraps.

something about sweet ginger soy, hot mustard and chili going with the crisp lettuce, shittake, water chestnuts and chicken just works for me.
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