Sunday, March 23, 2014

Filo Pastry Salmon Quiche and 14 Things That Only Happen At Fancy Restaurants

Filo Pastry Salmon Quiche/Pie

This is quite an easy but delicious dish using filo pastry. I don’t have a good night vision on my camera so the photo turned out OK. Fortunately it tasted a lot better than it looks. The recipe is available here.

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Source: Camemberu

Today’s Favourite Blog
14 Things That Only Happen At Fancy Restaurants

Your purse gets its own chair.
At a super fancy restaurant, the waiter will bring over a little bench for you to rest your purse on.

Ladies First
Ladies order first, and they are also served first.

They'll prime your wine glass.
When you order wine, the sommelier will pour a little bit of wine in your glass, swirl it around and let it sit momentarily before pouring it out. This helps remove any residual taste from when the glass was washed or stored.

They'll fold your napkin when you get up from the table.
If you leave to go to the bathroom, be prepared to find your napkin folded on your chair or on the table for you when you return.

You'll get more than what you ordered.
From amuse bouches to tantalize your taste buds before your appetizer, to palate cleansers before dessert, you may get a range of little bites over the course of your meal.

Everyone gets their dish at the exact same time.
A number of waiters will come over to your table and serve everyone's plate at the same time, so no one has to awkwardly wait and insist that others start eating. 

You'll get your chair pulled out for you when you sit down.
You'll also get your chair pulled out when you go to stand up, if they're quick enough.

There's a correct utensil for everything.

There's also a wine glass for every kind of wine.

You'll probably be offered at least two kinds of butter.
One of them might be sweet, one salty. You may also be offered lard in addition to butter.

Don't even try holding onto your coat.
They will insist on checking it, if it's the last thing they do.

Your wine menu comes on an iPad.

The server will likely place the bread on your bread plate for you.

Presentation is everything.
Everything comes perfectly arranged and the "reveal" is just as important.


  1. That quiche looks nice, I want try that

  2. Beautiful quiche, Mr. Three-Cookies! I keep on playing with filo pastry all the time... I have almost posted my recent dish, but the photographs were just awful... I have to do it once more.
    You know, I'm glad I don't live in the US (I suppose the list refers to US restaurants) because most of the points are obvious in many European countries even in simple restaurants.

    1. Thank you. Even though you shouldn't play with food, playing with filo is allowed:) Looking forward to seeing your recipe. I have some leftover in the freezer, its been sitting there for a long time.

  3. That quiche looks AWESOME. I have experienced maybe half those fancy dinner experiences. Some I never saw. I did get a whole menu on an Ipad!