Great Dates: Gastronaut jaunts (a round up)
Every first date is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. You know you are interested in this person (unless it’s a blind date, in which case you know you’ve said no to your friends and mother long enough). You also know that you will never get another chance to discover the most basic things about this person for the first time. And if you’re a gastronaut, the most vital piece of information is whether or not this person can eat with you.
Food lovers don’t fantasize about candlelight and lingerie, although those things are nice accompaniments. When food lovers picture the perfect date, it involves stealing lardo off each other’s plates. Sucking the meat from between the toes of a pig’s trotter, stealing kisses with grease-soaked lips. Crunching watercress grown at the urban farm down the street. Giving that special someone your very last piece of duck confit.
So whether a food enthusiast is meeting a prospective mate for the first time or making a reservation in celebration of a twentieth wedding anniversary, the question always remains—what are we having for dinner?