Aloha Friday: Obtaining Recipes From Restaurants
By my parents’ house, there is a Greek restaurant. I used to order from them all the time. They would even recognize me, not by my voice, but by my phoned in order of “Spanikopita, side of rice pilaf and side of chickpeas to go” as I drove home from work. I’ve tried (and failed) to find spanikopita as good by me. Of course, any trip to my parents comes with two conditions, the first of which is that we eat at the Greek restaurant. (The second is stopping by Trader Joe’s.)
Despite my love of their spanikopita (aka spinach pie), there’s another dish that I’d love the recipe for more. Their chickpeas. When you sit down for dinner, they’ll place a bowl of these in front of you with some pita bread. My taste buds are watering just thinking of them. The chickpeas are marinated with chopped up onions in oil. My best guess is that it is olive oil with some mystery mixture of spices. (And now my nose just kicked in as I remembered their scent.) I would eat these chickpeas every day if I had the chance.
Every time I go, I tell myself that I should ask for the recipe so I can try to duplicate this dish. Every time, I either chicken out or ask so meekly that it is all too easy for them to decline.
My Aloha Friday question for today is: Have you ever asked a restaurant for the recipe to a dish that you loved? Were you ever successful if obtaining it?
Thanks to Kailani at An Island Life for starting this fun for Friday. Please be sure to head over to her blog to say hello and sign the MckLinky there if you are participating.
never have actually…
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I’ve thought about asking for a few but never did.
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I have never asked
i never have but i have searched for them online!
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I never have asked but have looked for a few online.
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I think I once asked my manager friend at Chili’s for the salsa recipe.
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No, I’d be too afraid to ask. lol
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I have never even thought about asking before. I guess it wouldn’t hurt.
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no I never had but why NoT? Aloha
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I have never really thought to ask.
Melanie @ Whimiscal Creations recently posted..Aloha Friday #31
Yes, I have and the Chef gave it to me. In fact he had already published it in a cookbook. LOL
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I’ve actually never asked for a recipe from a restaurant; however, my husband tries to duplicate dishes on his own and he has succeeded before. Happy Aloha Friday and 4th of July weekend!
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