Sunday, June 10, 2012
Happy Hour at the Biergarten - Om-Pah-Pah!
1. I knew little of the drama played out daily in the restaurant kitchen. Think "Faust" squared. Learned more than I ever wanted (or needed) to know. Sad.
2. I am more respected by the servers than I ever imagined. Some of the night crew are happy when they are scheduled to work a double shift and I am managing the front of the house for lunch that day. They would never say anything for fear of being bumped from the schedule in the future. No, I don't get it, either, but...I am Happy, indeed.
3. The appetizers here a the beirgarten are half the menu price for HH so we indulged in baked brie with currents and diced melon, fresh broccoli crowns dipped in melted jack cheese & garlic, and giant battered onion rings in a cool cream sauce that blew me away. Well, you know, Cajuns and onions, and all that! It's true.
It was a good time and interesting for me as I get to know more about the people I work with and learn of their gifts and talents shared with us all.
It was a cool, breezy evening and sitting outdoors was refreshing. We had 2 cocktails each and I was the odd man (?) out; only allowed to pay for the appetizers...Next time, next time!
And so it goes...