It’s a great thing when you realize you still have the ability to surprise yourself.
Lester Burnham said this in American Beauty with a boyish grin on his face, and the reason for his revelry is that we are so rarely surprised. Pleased? Yes. Delighted? Sometimes. But, surprised? It’s a rare treasure.
Now, it’s not going to come as a surprise that these ruminations will somehow find themselves related to gastronomy. However, what may surprise you, dear reader, and certainly surprised me, is that this post – on being surprised and delighted by a new culinary find – has its source in a dinner dining experience that cost a total of $17 for two people (including tax and tip)!