Lamp Chops - Food Gypsy

Lost In Menu Translation

Published On August 6, 2012 | By Gypsy | Dining Out, Gastronomy, North America, Travel

Eating light took on a whole new meaning with this menu we spotted in the heart of Old Montreal.  I love a good gastronomic giggle due to bad translation.  Now, how would you like your lamp?  I hear the braised lamp is very tender, just be sure to unplug it first.

I’m sure this is menu hiccup is retaliation for my daily butchering of the French language since moving across the river to Quebec.  I call this “learning”.  Deep apologies to all French speaking peoples for my offensive use of improperly conjugated verbs and ill treated vowels.  I know you laugh when I leave.

It’s OK, I’ll have the lamp chops, medium.

 

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"Gypsy" is not my real name." A freelance food & travel writer & photographer based in Aylmer, Quebec. Corinna Horton trained at Le Cordon Bleu, spent five years as the owner of Nova Scotia's Dragonfly Inn, and is currently between big, shiny kitchens as she focuses on family and what's next in this delicious life.