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August 23, 2007

Menu Translations

Filed under: Travel,Travel in Europe — Heligypsy @ 1:10 am

Looking at the daily specials at a nice little Taverna in the heart of Athens, I curiously asked the waiter

“What is Lump in Lemon Sauce?”

“You don’t know lump?” He replied, visibly confused.

Keith assured him that no one, not where we are from anyway, knows ‘lump’. This seriously bothered the waiter. He took a pen from his pocket, leaned over the table and began to write on the paper table cover. Ah Ha! I figured it out! With all the excitement of winning the round of charades, I shouted “Lamb”!!!!

The next time I patronized that Taverna, “Lamp in Lemon Sauce” was on the daily special. This is like one of those emails that goes around, change one letter make a new word.

Another example of interesting menu choices is eating at a fish restaurant. Choosing fish off any menu can be a challenge. Most often there is a glass case of available fresh fish of the day…point to choose works fine for us. One afternoon we chose a kilo of Beetle fish. This does not translate, as far as I know. Beetle is a delicious white fish with gnarly sharp teeth like that of a piranha. With the exception of Swordfish (isn’t that endangered?) and calamari, we almost never recognize the fish on the menu. **click to see picture**

We really enjoy a good chuckle as we sit down for refreshments after a long days adventures. Enough funnies on this menu to warrant a photo for sure 🙂



1 Comment »

  1. Love it!

    Comment by Debbe — August 24, 2007 @ 3:45 pm | Reply

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