In my why section, I explain that the inspiration for this blog started as a result of choosing something different off of a menu. It forced me to try something I’d never normally try.
I still felt I was veering towards food I would like, so at a meal with some work colleagues, I decided to try something really different.
We played a game where you choose the meal for the person to your left. And so on round the table.
We briefed the waiter so that he would not repeat the order back so that we only knew what we were having when it arrived at the table. It was really quite exciting – not knowing what someone would order for you, and equally what the other person would think of the meal you’ve just chosen for them. It’s quite a conversation-starter.
I have played The Game know a couple of times – Paella (thanks Marcus!) and Pork Chop (thanks Craig!). Two things I probably would never have ordered, and was a nice change to the norm. I would say the food tasted nicer knowing the excitement and conversation it generated before the even came out.
Just be careful, it could go wrong. I ordered Bone Marrow for my colleague and didn’t go down well. And you may get something completely unusual….. Fried chicken and waffle anyone?!
Go on, play The Game yourself! Post your photos and comments to the Wobble a Jelly Facebook page.
Remember, you can tweet me suggestions @jelly_wobbler