Take the Scenic Route

Saturday, May 07, 2005

Maroon Five/Two/Too

Matt's back in town for the ritual humiliation, brought to the world by the colour maroon and the hat John Knox. So we went out for a spendiferous dinner last at the French cafe. Well, mostly splendiferous. The venison was svensational[1]. A marked improvement on their old venison dish, which involved some french word which basically meant paper thin slices of venison, which weren't too satisfying. However, the coffee was the single worst I think I've had in Dunedin, and wouldn't have been too out of place in a small town tearooms advertising "cappacino". Even after about 30minutes, it was still bordering on too hot. I did eventually try some, and it had all the kind of delicious rotten wood flavours that were mercifully absent in the Coleraine[2].

All in all a great night. Unfortunately, there was a rather gloomy incident on the way home. I was waiting for a taxi at a certain taxi stand outside a certain bar that used to be a different bar that was a lot better than the bar that it currently is. It also happens to be the taxi stand where there was a fight a few weeks ago, allegedly over a taxi. One of those involved died a few days later, from head injuries sustained in the fight.

So you'd think people might be a little bit more circumspect, especially on that stretch of footpath. So I was rather depressed to see a guy who was visibly identifiable as being of a different ethnicity being approached, abused, and shoved about said ethnicity. Perhaps something about "What are you doing in my country". Really touching stuff tough guy.

Luckily the other guy was under no misapprehensions about what to do in the situation, and found the bowed head/walk away response eventually worked.

Apart from that it was a good night.


[1] Svensational. n. Having the property of being reminiscent of Sven (or the blonde pigtailed female equivalent), and that time in the Sauna with the vodka and birch branches...
[2] I might be slightly off on the vintage. I didn't see the bottles before they were decanted, but the age of 11 was being bandied around...

5 Comments:

At Tue May 10, 10:49:00 AM GMT+12, Blogger MVC said...

Yep, 1994 Coleraine. Definitely worth the 4 years to get the PhD for those.

 
At Tue May 10, 03:18:00 PM GMT+12, Blogger limegreen said...

The bottle variation was really interesting though, eh? One of them would probably have lasted a few years yet, while the other was very velvety, and perhaps at plateau?

 
At Thu May 12, 01:58:00 PM GMT+12, Blogger MVC said...

Yeah but better too young than too old. I think that's our stock of 94's gone but 3/4 were excellent.

 
At Thu May 12, 02:01:00 PM GMT+12, Blogger limegreen said...

We're still talking about wine right??

 
At Fri May 13, 08:40:00 AM GMT+12, Blogger MVC said...

Yes we are talking about wine still Michael, lol

 

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