This weekend I decided to play sociable and attend an event at one of my alma maters (St. Mary’s College). The event was called "Dining with the Saints" and it promised over 90 types of dishes for you to chose from and an open bar. I thought it wise to attend since most Saturdays either meets me in a pool hall or in front of the TV playing XBox or just watching some boring rerun.
I arrived at the event and was quickly handed a large plate and utensils and then i looked around at all the stalls I could see. Sigh…if yuh see FOOD!! My mouth started to water and my stomach started adjusting itself in preparation for the big meal it was about to have. At first I was unable to decide what to start with and then I saw a sign labelled " Peppered Ribs"…….ding….off I ran.
So I put out my plate for the guy to fill it with ribs and it was then i made a startling discovery. After filling my plate he asked me for my chit. I went, "EH?". He said "You need to give me one of your chits." Lo and behold in my hand under the plate was long row of chits. The chits gace you a choice of 3 meats and two desserts. THREE MEATS?? THREE MEATS???? STEUPS!!!!! I’ve been duped. I wanted to taste everything. now i’m stuck having to make choices. What if I make a bad choice, there is no do-over? Hmmm what did i really expect for $200?
So after giving him one of my chits I realized that my next selection had better be good since none of the booths were allowing you to sample the product before you took it. Hmmph . So I walked around for like what seemed 5 minutes (Yes that is long for a hungry man) and I went to a stall which had some guys i went to school with. Unfortunately their meat was curried goat and beef and there was no way I was wasting a chit on something I know that I can cook at home. It however smelt really good and after talking with them, i got a sample of each on my plate without having to give them a chit. VICTORY !!! Finally someone understood my plight.
With three meats on my plate already, i went out in search of another dish. I again stumbled on some people that knew me and they begged me to try their "Blah Blah" lamb dish. I say blah blah cause i can’t remember its name. So I gave them a chit and moved on.
My final meat decision was my worst. It dawned on me that I had no chicken on my plate and I wanted a balance. (Yeah right what balance?). Anyway, as i walked around i only saw chinese style chicken and i wasn’t interested in that at all. Then I saw it, no well actually i had seen it a couple times as i passed up and down these stalls trying to make a decision. The sign read "Harry Potter Chicken" and to myself I thought, "Hey why not, it can’t be that bad!"
First of all the young guy at the stall asked for my chit first and thenhe took it really fast . (I should’ve known something was up when i noticed that his dish was all covered up). After grabbing the chit he opens up his tray and to reveal the great "Harry Potter Chicken". HUH? EH? WTF??? STEUPS STEUPS STEUPS….Baked Chicken drumsticks? Fricking Baked Chicken? That is the Harry Potter chicken? That is what i wetting my appetite for? Well I vex. I REAL vex. Well, not vex enough to tell him give me back my chit because he looked around the age of 14/15 and i don’t think much people were partaking in his dish. This chicken better have some kind of magical spell that makes me love it yuh know….
I took my plate and went to sit with some old school friends and their wives (Yes, being single is a bitch). I complained bitterly about the Harry Potter dupe and when I actually tasted it..well the thing had no seasoning and the tasted rather bland. Suprisingly enough the only really tasty stuff that was on my plate was the stuff I got for free. All my meat choices sucked big time. I am still waiting to taste the Pepper in the Peppered Ribs and the Lamb well it needed a Maggi cube or two to make it taste good.
I spent the rest of the night warning everyone about the great Harry Potter Hoax but everyone else said that they saw the sign and had no intention of eating that dish.
Sidebar: Was I the only idiot who decided to taste it? hmmm me thinks so.
All in all it was a good night. Met up with a good few people that i hadn’t seen in ages and it was fun to catch up with them.
The next morning, my stomach hurt like hell and i believe that Harry Potter was responsible for it. Hmmm what do you think?