Tuesday, August 17, 2010
A NICE CHIANTI
In 1991, three other women friends and I had gone to an Italian restaurant to celebrate the holidays. WHY any of these women would consider that I knew anything about ordering WHAT wine to go with WHICH meal was beyond my comprehension, as they all knew that I was a non-drinker, but STILL, all wanted to order wine and asked me WHAT wine to order. I just LOVE to pronounce "Cabernet Sauvignon", "Merlot" and "Dom Perignon" but since we were in an Italian restaurant, I thought "Chianti" would be a nice choice.
Gerald and I had just recently seen "The Silence Of the Lambs" and we were constantly imitating Hannibal Lecter lines.
When the waiter asked if we wanted wine, I asked him, "Can we have some Fava beans and a nice Chianti?" I said it with my best hissing Anthony Hopkins voice and the waiter, who had obviously seen the movie, began to laugh and said that he'd have to check on the "fava beans". The women at the table asked what that was all about; none had seen the movie and when I told them about the movie, they all decided NOT to have the CHIANTI. That night I DID NOT have to serve as a designated driver!