This past weekend saw me enjoying myself thoroughly – with a childhood friend. We went out for dinner on Sunday. It was a very pleasant and happy experience because I went out for dinner after a reeaaallly, reeaaalllly long time. Moreover, I had a chance to share some fond memories with this friend after a very long time. We went to a restaurant near my place. Nothing fancy – a neat and cozy restaurant, which serves a great variety of dishes with a great taste. Both of us share the same taste in food and the same enthusiasm for life and food, so the entire thing was great fun. Time just flew!!!
The menu gave us a lot of scope for entertainment and timepass. I came to know that Panipuri is called ‘Water balls’ in English!!!! Moreover, I came to know that there are dishes like ‘Chimp’s choice’ (a mocktail made up of pineapple, orange and lemon juice), ‘Devil’s choice’ (again, a mocktail, which is made of chocolate, mint and icecream), ‘Maramari’ (a mixture of mosambi and pineapple juice), ‘Sharp shock’ (a mixture of black grape and apple juice), ‘Red Alert’ (a mixture of carrot and orange juice) and ‘Junglee Paneer’ (a sandwich consisting of paneer, cheese, mayonnaise, carrot and capsicum) and that people order and eat them too!!!! Ain’t the names creative??? It sure was funny hearing, “Ek Red Alert de do.”!!!!
There was a couple on the table next to ours – apparently a husband and wife. The husband held out the chair for the wife and ensured that she was comfortably seated before he had his seat. Both of them placed their order, but the husband’s order was served first. He waited till his wife’s order was also served and then both of them began eating together. So what is so exciting in that? Well, nothing except that both were well over their 60s. Me and my friend found it so sweet that they respected each other even after so many years of being together!!!
That is what I can an ultimate dining experience – fun, sweet memories, beautiful moments, great food and great company!!!