Today I had one of the best dinners of my life. The appetizer was New England clam chowder and the main dish was Shrimp and Garlic tossed with linguine. Sounds like an everyday meal, but the clam chowder has been served at every presidential inauguration since 1981. The Bloody Mary was smooth, the horseradish tangy, and the celery fresh. The service was great and the ambience crowded; and what’s more, the little people behaved themselves.
I am talking about a famous Boston seafood chain restaurant called Legal Seafoods. Walking around the Prudential Center, I had felt my stomach rumble and found myself staring at the stores hungrily. One thing was obvious: if I stayed hungry, I was bound to buy stuff I would later regret buying and thus have found myself insisting that we eat before I walked around the mall.
Aaman suggested Legal Seafoods, a restaurant that we had passed by just as we had entered the mall. The place was dimly light and when I looked in, all I saw were adults, but I had a feeling the food there would be scrumptious, and in we went.
Surprisingly, we got a table just as we entered despite the fact that we were there at about 6.30 in the evening, which is the early dinner hour for most Americans. As we sat at our table, a bear of a waiter strolled over to take our order.
Aaman ordered a mixed seafood platter; Aayan had lobster, corn on the cob, and fries from the kids’ menu. I had my Shrimp and garlic linguine, but it was the appetizers of lobster bisque and clam chowder that stole the show. The clam chowder was piping hot, creamy, and the chunks of crab melted in my mouth. I loved the chowder but liked Aaman's bisque even more. As we began to enjoy our appetizers, the waiters brought our dinner and caught us off guard.
We were rather surprised. How could such an upmarket restaurant make such a big mistake? We kept Aayan's dinner and sent our entrees back. Since the kids were in a good mood and we were enjoying our soups, we decided to forgive them. But then our waiter strolled over and said that parents generally liked all the dishes to come at once as they were often pressed for time thanks to the short attention span of kids. We were touched by the extra attention provided and found ourselves enjoying our meal at a leisurely pace.