9.8.09

Living with Government Overspending

 A Tasteless episode at the famous  Le Cirque

While we were all busy trying to do unselfish and heroic acts, feeling sympathy and acting good as Filipinos for Former President Cory Aquino, President Arroyo and her party was in New York enjoying a blowout dinner at the very famous Le Cirque restaurant. It's a dining place where you experience a 'Table in Heaven', according to it's website.

Apparently, the dinner accompanied with caviar and champagne cost almost a million pesos. To me, this is ill-timed and "ill-conceived" as Merriam Defensor said in an interview.

I looked at the restaurant's menu, which accordingly cost 25$ for lunch and 35$ for dinner, consists of the following entree choices:

Appetizer Choices

Fluke Crudo
Basil, Cavaillon Melon, and Chipotle
White Almond Gazpacho
Smoked Paprika Shrimp
Heirloom Tomato Salad
Ciliegine and Olive Brioche
Grilled Octopus Salad
Chorizo Aioli and Fingerling Potatoes
Sheep’s Milk Ricotta Gnocchi
Wild Burgundy Escargot, Summer Vegetables, and Bagna Càuda

Main Course Choices

Diver Sea Scallops
Shiitake, Turnips, and Barley
Salmon Filet
Caramelized Cipolline, Fennel, and Hazelnut Vinaigrette
Chicken Breast
Local Corn, Wood Ear Mushrooms, and Basil
Pavé of Veal Breast
Zucchini, Tomato, and Pecorino
Bavette Steak
Oyster Mushrooms, Artichoke Mousseline, and Sesame Seeds

Dessert Choices
Brownie with Milk Chocolate Chantilly
Lemon Meringue Pie
Crème Brûlée Le Cirque
Mixed Berry with Vanilla Custard

Check out Le Cirque here.
Thanks to this site for the restaurant image.