Posted by Courier Editors on August 25, 1998 at 09:45:23:
In Reply to: Report to Courier Editors on JFC Fast Foods posted by She, etc. on August 25, 1998 at 08:26:47:
: Dear Courier Editors,
: Before heading back to York after the recent emotionally exhausting assignment on The Siege, I decided to check out the new Dutch eating establishment mentionned in your Sunday edition. I want you to know, I was tremendously impressed with these folks. I ordered their Quick-Pick-Me-Up Roast Venison Dinner, and settled down for a quiet mug of spruce while I waited. Although there was, for a few minutes, an unexplained flurry of stamping feet and banging doors back in the kitchen area, in less than fifteen minutes I was served an excellent venison steak with mashed potatoes, gravy, several tender and beautifully prepared vegetables and a fine cherry cobbler for dessert. I was particularly amazed to find it all served on the finest Delft china. I didn't realize this was such a high class place. However, upon looking around at the tables of the other diners, I saw everything from English bone china to handcarved wooden trenchers and that wonderful unbreakable Micmac dinnerware. All patrons seemed to be satisfied with the food and the service, however.
: Upon getting ready to leave, I decided to order a Take-Out, since I expected to be long on the trail and not sure of the game between here and York. I ordered the Quick-Fix Chicken, and in less time than it takes to fall off my horse, I was handed a leathern pouch containing my order, and I started off up the trail. Now we get into the strange part. About sundown, I decided to stop and stoke up the ol' furnace, and upon opening my sack, what should I find but a rubber chicken and two gravy soaked tennis balls! Not having time to return, I made do, the chicken being reasonably edible when combined with a liberal tot of rum, howsever. What great jokers these Dutch dudes are!
: She-Who-Tracks-La Longue Carabine
Thank you for the first hand account and Dining Out In Mohicanland review. Sounds like you give it four stars!
We too decided to check out JFC's Fast Food Eatery. What a Dutch Treat! Rather than choose a particular menu, we opted for the "House Up To The Minute Special." Within 10 minutes, we were served a platter of roast goose, stewed apples, maple sweetened
maize, stewed pumpkin, a delicious wild blackberry cobbler, and the finest Edam we've ever tasted! We also had the pleasure of being served with fine Delftware. Our Rum was served in flasks.
There is more than the fine food and quick service that make JFC's a real treat. The ambience has flavor too. We're quite sure you noticed the Dutch doors at both the entrance and leading to the kitchen. Then there's that ingenious Dutch invention, the stoop. It offered quite a few patrons a comfortable seat while smoking their pipes. The blue & white Delftware lining the walls made us feel at home, while the women servants' white winged hats and aprons (*eves* they are called according to our Dutch Trader) added just the right touch. We are very impressed with Cooper's business sense.
As for your Quick-Fix Chicken prank; yes, those Dutchies are indeed a merry bunch!
We do retract our reference to poison and caution against eating at JFC's. We highly recommend this establishment to all citizens and travelers to Mohicanland.
On another note; the Dutch trader has informed us that she has ordered replacement Delftware for the ones she recently smashed.
She is also seeking more visibility for her Trade business in order to better compete with the French Trader's high traffic location.
We believe she is planning to relocate to Mohican Press' Frontier Shoppe with fine Dutch goods for sale. This ought to be interesting ....
Thank you, She-etc.
The Courier Editors
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