Wow, if you missed the “Mad Men” retro dinner, you missed a good one! As the chronicler of these events, The Tenant apologizes for being a bit behind because of technical issues regarding the posting of the video. I had really wanted to resolve those before going ahead with the review, but it looks as if it may take a while, so I’m going to go ahead anyway by illustrating with some still shots, and I hope to be able to resolve the video problems later.
A few Bistro guests–the ladies, at least–really got into the spirit of things by dressing for the occasion, which is exactly what Marc and Ruth hoped for. The men, not so much, so we ended up choosing only a female winner of our costume contest (by applause). The prize went to a certain lady by the name of Mary from Chagrin Falls, whom you can see here in her vintage leopard hat. Mary really decked herself out, from coat (her mother’s, she said) to dress to gloves and shoes: truly a deserving winner.
As for the meal? That was a winner, too. I missed a few of the early drinks, but I must confess that the Grasshopper served with dessert was very yummy. Tasted like a liquid, intoxicating version of a Girl Scout Thin Mint. Indeed, it would have made a fine dessert all by itself!
As for the food, the throwback-style hors d’oeuvres and courses served as a reminder that even in an era when Americans were generally not all that adventurous about their dining tastes, there were still pleasures to be had. The Shrimp-Stuffed Deviled Eggs were a simple delight, each
topped with a fresh shrimp and a sprinkling of orange caviar. Sausage and Crab Stuffed Mushrooms with Herb Beurre Blanc Sauce were rich and full of flavor.
that’s WOW. This Thousand Island dressing was housemade and tasted it; the fresh chopped tomatoes blended into it only made the whole thing more of a refreshing eye-opener.