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March 29, 2010

Tea sandwiches and lap dances

tea sandwichesI'm steering clear of politics. Honest. Sticking strictly to food.

Which is why I want to know: Just what did the Republican National Committee order last month to rack up a $2,000 tab at the West Hollywood bondage club Voyeur?

News reports on RNC spending haven't gotten into the food. But after a little digging, I've turned up something stunning, something that proves the GOP still stands for stuffy, old-fashioned values even as it blows two grand at a girl-on-girl strip joint.

Voyeur serves cucumber tea sandwiches.

That's according to an old promotional bit still on the Web. (Thanks, Google cache!)

"VOYEUR’s signature cocktail menu includes sugar–free, all organic creations including watermelon jalapeno, blueberry mint and cucumber olive shots," it says. "Guests will enjoy simple, small-bite hors d'oeuvres from Chef Micah Wexler (formerly from Craft), including smoked salmon and cucumber tea sandwiches, prime beef sliders and a signature crispy shrimp cocktail." 

A review on sheds a little more light on the menu.

"For events, menu options include tray-passed hors d'oeuvres like roasted figs, yellowtail tartare, and risotto balls; appetizer stations like hummus and babaganoush with pita, artisanal cheeses with crackers, and a raw fish bar; and entrees like roasted leg of lamb and steamed Atlantic salmon," it says.

By the size of the tab, and the vibe of the place, I'm guessing the RNC skipped the dainty sandwiches went with the raw bar. 


Sun photo by Lloyd Fox

Posted by Laura Vozzella at 4:52 PM | | Comments (14)



I am guessing that something besides the lamb was roasted and something besides the salmon got steamed. And risotto balls? Really?

I can't wait to see the rest of the menu. Black and blue burgers? Cracked crab? Flay de sole? Tarts with whipped cream? Pain? (I'm referring, of course, to French bread.) Sounds like a brand spanking new concept in haute cuisine. And the tab? So low it's almost a Steele.

Maybe he just went there for the food. Oh bondage (club), up yours!

Looks like Steele is a real Republican after all.

Hey folks, at least the Republicans like girls, unlike Barney Frank, a man who ran a homosexual brothel from his home.

Not to mention unzipped Bill Clinton and his cigar follies with paramour Monica.

Oh, I forgot, Democrats are allowed to do anything they wish, no matter how disgusting.

Silly me.

Ribald XVI... Yes, that's right. Please stop whining and get used to it.

So, they make fun illegal/scandalous for everyone except them? shameful.
I thought we were all supposed to share. Remember Mr. Rogers and kindergarten?

Ribald XVI.. Yeah like Mark Foley who loved little boys and Larry Craig who got caught in a restroom begging for sex with another guy.

The rule in politics is never get caught with a dead girl or a live boy. My addition would be cucumber tea sandwiches. Pinkies up!

P.S. I always thought babaganoush was a sex act.

Great, this fancy club in West Hollywood isn't going to help our populist push. In order to balance it out, we may have to have our next shin dig on Pulaski Highway, North Point Boulevard or Fort Smallwood Road. (These roads in blue collar neighborhoods were picked at random. Outside of pit beef stands, I have no idea what other establishments reside there.)

RoCK, is a "shin dig" anything like a shindig?

Dahlink, you know that "shindig" is the 68 year old alien symbiont who lives inside RoCK trying to be cool. See also: hullabaloo and hootenanny

No, O.M. Gidget--somehow I missed that!

This reminds me of a birthday card I received many years ago. The card showed a young woman wearing tie-dye and with flowers in her hair and asked "Remember GROOVY?" When I opened it up, it said "Thought so!"

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Richard Gorelick was appointed The Baltimore Sun's restaurant critic in September 2010. Before joining the paper staff fulltime, he contributed freelance criticism and features articles about food to area and regional publications. Along the way, he dispatched for short-distance trucking companies, shilled for cultural non-profits, and assisted in cognitive neurology research – never the subject, always the control.

He takes restaurants seriously but not himself, and his favorite restaurant is the one you love, too.

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