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Menu misspellings

From chef Todd Ginsberg’s dinner menu at Trois:


artichoke barigoule, white truffle broth 27″

But do you have to tuck a dollar bill in the bass’ barigoule?

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January 28th, 2009
11:03 am

This sort of thing drives me BATTY, though sometimes the typos are quite funny. Think I could make a living by offering my editing services to local chefs?


January 28th, 2009
11:49 am

Along Buford highway it can be endemic. Looking at the entries for “gilled chicken,” “pork vittles” and other gaffes can be entertaining and sometimes more accurate than the correct spelling. My friends and I are usually more amused by these types of bad spell checks.


January 29th, 2009
1:41 pm

Talk about misspelling. The Chef is “Ginsberg” not “Ginsburg”


January 29th, 2009
2:18 pm

Oops! I’ll change that right away! Thanks for the catch, Julie. And if anyone can supply me with photographic proof of a funny menu misspelling (i.e., a cell pic is fine), I’d love to keep this going as a regular feature.


February 3rd, 2009
4:56 am

This isn’t a misspelling, but for some reason it triggered a menu misunderstanding. Several years ago, while reciting the dinner specials to a table, I gave a description of the diver scallops. After my spiel, one of the diners very ernestly asked, ” What about the scallops make them so diverse?”


February 3rd, 2009
10:00 am

That’s funny, Shannon. Here are my two favorites. A menu at Sfuzzi (remember that place?) misspelled “haricots verts” as “hairy coverts.” Another Italian restaurant in Denver offered “fresh Italian prostitute.” The manager blamed it on the spell checker…


February 11th, 2009
10:29 pm

A way back at a restaurant I was managing in Alabama, insted of giving me the menu to proof like he was supposed to, the GM sent it to the printer.

It returned with a fine course of “Buffalo Boogers”. Sadly, not the best-selling burger he had expected it to be.


February 25th, 2009
2:50 pm

The Thai side of the menu at Thaicoon used to proudly advertise “crap meat.”