Argentinian Steak House
Posted on 2005/11/12 02:15:39 (November 2005).
[Wednesday 9th November]
In the evening we were taken out for dinner, to an Argentinian Steak House in Downtown Seattle. I thought this would end up a disastrous repeat of last Wednesday's visit to a steak house, but luckily I did manage to find a non-steak pasta dish on the menu. Everything was incredibly salty (even to my tastes), but other than that it wasn't too bad.
I have to admit to having felt slightly uncomfortable as a British person in an Argentinian restaurant - it may have been my imagination but I am sure I got some rather cold stares, and whilst everyone else at the table received lots of pleases and thankyous, the waiter seemed to be oddly quiet when passing anything to me. Whether I had insulted him by virtue of being British, or whether it was just because I was vegetarian though, I am not sure.
This is rather interesting... In my life, my Italian national status, always won automatic love and smiles from everyone... Ok, not from everyone, but generally my nationality is very well accepted everywhere. I guess that cold stares and salt in pasta might be a little payback for empires that once were, even the fact that you felt something is inbuilt in your DNA as you know what your fellow nationals did in the past to these people...
The most that I can get is jokes about beign double faced I guess...
Posted by Lox at 2005/11/12 03:15:21.
That's odd. Why would the Argentinians bear a grudge against England in particular ?
Posted by Sheri at 2005/11/13 17:38:32.
sheri: nothing major, just a couple of islands off the coast...
Posted by Lox at 2005/11/15 05:32:34.