Dine & Dish missed out on the Holidays, thank God, for my belt doesn't have any more holes to loosen. But it's back, and it's time for number 6. The theme for this month’s Dine & Dish is...
Graze. I'm not suggesting we all jump into the nearest pasture and start foraging for clover. No, I mean graze as in nibble. Taste. Have a bite. That's the way I love to eat - grazing on small plates.
Almost every cuisine has a version of small plates. Tapas. Dim sum. Meze. Izakaya. Whatever they are, they're perfect petite portions, whether you're trying to stick to a new year's resolution that starts with "D," ends with "T," and rhymes with "quiet" or want a bite to go with your beer at the bar, or just have some form of gustatory ADD like me and can't focus on one big plate of anything. And since we have a romantic, pink and red lovey-dovey holiday coming up, I can't think of a better way to spend President's Day than to share small plates with a lover. ;) (Valentine's Day?!?! What the hell is that?)
In case it doesn't ring any bells, Dine & Dish is an online food blogger event in which bloggers take a month (or more or less depending on how cranky I am) to dine out. Then on a given day, everyone posts their experiences on their blogs, and shortly thereafter, a deliciously juicy dishing session of everyone's adventures gets posted here.
We've had five so far...For our inaugural D&D, all of us social butterflies landed at bars of all sorts to have a bite for Barfly. Our second helping was served up by the Queen of Cuisine, giving mad props to the women who run kitchens and restaurants like nobody's business. On our third go 'round, we hazed the Freshmen, restaurants that are less than a year old. Who will ever forget the fourth edition with our celebrity guest host, Sam, for Rachael Ray for a Day!?! And last, but not least, we all gave in to the Asian Persuasion.
There are no hard and fast rules for Dine and Dish here – just fun and food, but just in case there is someone who likes to have guidelines:
1. Interpret the theme as you wish – AMAZING GRAZE
2. Go eat any time betwixt now and Monday, February 27, 2006
3. Write about it on your blog anytime on or before the 27th.
4. Email me the link (Please don't forget to email...this is the only way I can keep track)
5. I will put a nice, neat little summary of all the experiences, linking out to everyone else's posts on Wednesday, March 1st (or a teeny bit later if I get lazy).
Now, let's start slinging those small plates around the table!