So I got a few choice lessons in the culinary delights of Americana. Obviously we all now that the portions are bigger, this is common knowledge. But how much bigger can often be a bit of a shock.
I was in an Italian restaurant yesterday evening, we had invited the business team we were working with out to build some bridges. You can see a picture of the Pope presiding over our meal on my twitter feed. However this wasn’t the shocking thing. The waitress explained the dinning experience by making it clear that they only did two sizes- small and family size meal (including starters). The small size was suitable for 3-4 people, and the family size upwards of 6!
Another quirk of Americana food, is the salad. Whether you order a starter or a main, you’ll be asked if you want a salad with it. I mistakenly thought this was going to nestle gently onto my plate next to the swordfish steak I had ordered. Instead I got two equally sized plates, one with the steak the other piled high with what can only be described as a greek salad.
Finally cheese isn’t the same. Ordered cheesy nachos- got cheese whizz cheese- horrible awful, sloppy, slippy, sticky cheese whizz cheese- wont be making that mistake again.