Quirky T apologizes for two non-music Guitar Train station stops in a row but a questioning rant about a different kind of station is needed. I saw this Easter Sunday brunch advertisement in the newspaper and I couldn’t let it go to the recycling pile without commenting.
Let us focus on the part of the ad which mentions a “Live Carving Station”. I have to assume the person carving the meat from the animals is live and not the animals themselves. I believe the restaurant means the cooked meats will be carved to order for the customers. Not that the animals are live and roaming the brunch area wating to be carved while still alive or killed and then carved. If that’s the case, I imagine the cow for the prime beef would probably be standing near the salad section of the buffet table grazing on the lettuce. The turkey could be harder to gather up as it could fly away from certain death (or at least back to Vermont). On the other hand, if customers saw what a live, unplucked turkey looks like, they may not be inclined to eat it anymore. The pig would probably find the restaurant too clean and look for a table where a baby or toddle was eating and roll around on the carpet in the scraps of food that had fallen. The lambs might be docile but could get noisy with all the “ba” – ing after their legs are chopped off. Plus they might be considered by some as too cute to eat or hurt.
I know the paleo diet is a big trend right now but this would be taking it too far. It may lead to more vegans as brunch customers see where their meat really comes from. It would also lead to impatient customers as they’d have to wait longer for the live animals to be killed, cooked, prepared, and then carved and served. You think a turkey takes a long time to cook for Thanksgiving dinner when it was frozen or refrigerated? Wait until it has to be plucked also.
Referring back to the brunch ad, the “Live Omelet & Pasta Station” may also cause problems. The restaurant would have to make sure they had a huge chicken coop on hand to have all the “live” eggs they would need in order to make hundreds of omelets. Hopefully the “live pasta” does not mean the pasta is made from scratch. While it is quite tasty when homemade, it is time-consuming. Plus some of the ‘live” eggs from the chicken coop would be needed in order to make the pasta.
This is one Easter brunch I definitely did not go to. I can understand a Christmas nativity scene with live animals but a live Easter carving station? No, thank you.
Guitar Train passengers, if live carving stations appeal to you, it’s not too late. The same restaurant in the ad is also having a Mother’s Day Brunch with the same carving stations. Assuming all went well for their Easter brunch, you, too, can enjoy the freshest food possible.