Tuesday, November 06, 2018

Monday Night Dinner Group

The Monday Night Dinner Group, in my new neighborhood, went last night to The Nantucket Grill in Durham, NC.  I have been to that restaurant at least 4 times - the one in North Raleigh.  This one falls far short, in my opinion. It is smaller, noisier and cluttered in appearance. 

Granted, there were about 30 people in the group, and even so the service was fairly good, but the food was not prepared in a good way.  I ordered scallops and shrimp. The breading was too thick, and the seafood was  oily and over-cooked. The side-dish was asparagus (with thick stems) and it was very hard to cut thorough and woody, though soggy on the outer edges. 

They are known for their cakes and desserts, and that didn't fall short. I ordered salted caramel cake and it was very tasty and the slices are large enough to share. Our desserts were on the house, making them taste even better, of course. I brought half of it back to Jim and he was grateful!

1 comment:

Joared said...

Glad the desserts at least good. Hope you were able to get good adjustments for your hearing aids. AIDS and glasses are so important we should all be able to have them inexpensively. I worked with many people adjusting to aids for the first time. Often those they encountered in their daily life, even family sometimes, were the ones needing counseling about how best to talk with someone who uses aids. Groups as you well know are especially difficult. Easy for me to say, I know, but you don’t need to feel embarrassed asking for repeats. What’s important is that you understand what is said so you can engage.

I never did this, but I sometimes thought little cards that could be given to others could benefit all — a simple list of what people needed to do in order to best help a HOH or aided person to understand. You know — things like - always to turn their head full face to the aided person when speaking. When in a group people talk to each other and often turn their faces away from the aided one — this makes it harder to understand. Sometimes the aided person describing what others need to do is welcomed by family and friends because they simply don’t know and caring for the person, they want to do what helps.