Sunday, December 17, 2006

A Visit to Red Pearl

This week I had occasion to go to Red Pearl, a new fancy Chinese restaurant on Melrose with some of my co-workers. I had the chef's tasting menu, which was very good. I also had a Tokyo Rose cocktail. This cocktail was blue and was made of blueberries. Why was it called the Tokyo Rose? No one could explain. An unreasonable number of the cocktails here include Pucker.

But the whole experience was marred by this exchange, between one of my colleagues and a waitress, as one of the courses was presented.

COLLEAGUE: And what is this?
WAITRESS: It's lahb.
WAITRESS: Lahb. L-A-H-B. It's Asian for "meat salad."


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