Re: [CH] Cranking up the heat in restaurants!

Christopher E. Eaves (
Sun, 17 May 1998 18:08:41 -0500

Only once was I confronted with this delimna. Being the macho man, I
finished the meal along with a couple beers & a few glasses of water. My
dear wife sat across the table snickering the whole time. Since then I
have been back to the restaurant many times & the waiter finally fessed
up to being in cahoots with the cook to see just what would happen if a
customer was put in that position. I had the last laugh because they
were expecting me to send the plate back. I just figured "You asked for
HOT, You got HOT!" which in my book beats barely spicy any day. Npw that
I am a frequent customer they sometimes want my opinion on a dish they
want to try out for dinner specials. The cook has come to trust my
opinion on the blend of flavors in the dishes, & for the general public
tends to tone down the heat unless asked to step it up.


> Sandy Olson wrote:
> In response to Jonathan Smillie's request for ultra-hot food in a Thai
> restaurant, what happens when a order is really too hot to eat?  Has
> anyone been thwarted by asking then not being able to handle extra-hot
> versions of restaurant food?  Is anyone brave enough to 'fess up?
>                                 SandyO
>                                 CH #1146, of the moderate variety