Burns My Bacon: Hey Hey, Ho Ho, That Lettuce Leaf Has Got To Go
I’m an appetizer kinda guy. There is nothing more satisfying than ordering a couple of apps instead of an entree; the variety alone makes the trip worth it. However, there are many downfalls in ordering apps. The quality can be somewhat diminished: fried and often just thrown on a plate without much thought. Despite that, bar apps are my favourite, especially potato skins, nachos and chicken tenders. All deliciously fattening!
My biggest gripe with appetizer dishes is the presentation, mainly lettuce. Why does the kitchen feel the need to serve my chicken, potato skins, guacamole, shrimp…On a bed of lettuce? This makes absolutely no sense to me whatsoever. If there is a reason for this please enlighten me, but for the time being I’m going to bitch…
Hey Hey, Ho Ho, That Lettuce Leaf Has Got To Go
1. It doesn’t look all that appealing. The lettuce, for the most part, always seems to be wilted, never crisp, clearly not worthy of being used as an ingredient in a meal. It just doesn’t look pretty.
2. The lettuce inhibits full value for money. If I have a plate of chicken wings served on a bed of lettuce it prevents me from scooping up all the sauce. This is especially frustrating with guacamole.
3. It’s a waste of food. I don’t think there has ever been a time when I have eaten the lettuce. Think of all the restaurants around the country who do this, that is some serious lettuce wastage. Granted, lettuce isn’t the most tasty of greens but still, such a waste.
If you can supplement my bitch list please leave those in the comments.
Restaurants of the world, take note. It’s not pretty, it’s not tasty and it’s wasteful. Do us all a favour and skip out on the lettuce — a nice clean plate will suffice.