Ian Anderson 5 p.m., July 30
How Do You Say “Halloween” in French?
Halloween weekend, and the lovely Carla’s lucked out with da ghouls -- uh, make that da goils.
Saturday night, she and her buddies Eva and Linda are off to the French Gourmet (960 Turquoise Street, Pacific Beach, 858-488-1725) for a Halloween dinner. It's $25 for a prix fixe meal.
Of course that’s only as prix fixe as you wanna make it.
Like, steak, no problem. Go for the lobster entrée, and you pay an extra $6.
Still, it does sound a bit of a deal. It’s a special that ends Saturday night. Three courses! I guess that’s not bad, in this little patch of luxury.
“To start off, I’m having cuisses de grenouille Provençale,” says Carla.
“Frog legs, darling. Then steak with truffle fries. Then chocolate ganache and Nutella crêpes...”
I see that’d be $15-$20 extra.
“No no,” says Carla. “I’ll be good. Mind you they do make fabulous Halloween cakes.”
"Just Halloween cakes?" I ask. Because cakes are what you might call Carla's weak spot.
"Well, maybe not just Halloween cakes."
“OK. Just give me a figure. How much…?”
“In Euros?” says Carla. “Or Francs?”
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