The plan was going perfectly well until the last night of our stay. We were invited to a fine dining experience which we misread as a special dinner. It was a funny yet awkward situation when we see our self wearing casuals shorts and crocs among the well suited and sophisticated gentlemen and the lovely ladies in the gowns. To be honest it reminded me of a scene from the Titanic movie where Jack (Tom Cruise) was unaware of getting caught himself between the highly wealthy and respected society in a shady dress.
FYI: I am not comparing myself to Tom Cruise, just the story line demanded the interesting characters :)
We were caught a little off guard but we try to blend in by settling down a table in the corner. We were soon approached by the manager who politely requested us to consider coming back in a semi-casual dress, but being the last day of the trip we had nothing left in our closet. He offered us a same fine dining experience in a different restaurant. We were relieved and pleased to accept the offer to avoid any further awkwardness.
It's the time for the chef to show his magic tricks where he begins with the palate cleansing appetizers. He took his time to explain the selection of wines chosen for the set menu which has almost six courses of French delicacies.
Before I start digging into food, let me share one secret that I was vegetarian for almost my entire life until last two years where I started with the taste of chicken. It's very common for Indians to live a vegetarian life. I did not get used to eating any raw meat or the fact any other meat than chicken.
I almost fainted when the chef started the show with the Duck Liver to being with. I had really hard time trying chewing it for first few seconds before swallowing it with a glass full of wine.