Thursday, February 17, 2005

Does Being a Poet Ever Get You a Free Gourmet Dinner?

In Miami poetry has currency! Last night after a good day of teaching Denise and I went to my assigned local restaurant for the Now Taste This! Miami fund raising event. A local poet is paired with a gourmet restaurant and eats for free in exchange for a poem s/he will write about the culinary delights experienced that night. The poem is later printed in a broadside and auctioned off for fund raising purposes. Our dinner at TWO CHEFS was divine. The charming Chef/owner Jan Jorgensen met us at the door and led us to a nice table where the Sommelier named Franz took care of our every need. I had the Grilled swordfish with gulf shrimp in huacaina sauce served over a bed of savory hash browns. Denise enjoyed the Ribeye steak with prosciouto-wrapped asparagus and lovely onion rings. To top off the meal I savored Jan's famous Souffle Heaven Amaretto souffle. In Miami being a poet is not bad at all.