The fun and frivolity occurred at Verderame Restaurant, 883 First Avenue (49-50st Streets). The menu: Continental Diner Split Pea Soup; The Real Montana Trout Deal with seasonal vegetable and rice. Tiramisu for dessert with a glass of dessert wine, and coffee and homemade biscotti.
The soup was worthy of the Chef at the Continental Diner and the trout was moist and tasty. Mimi could not have done better.
During the evening, the Second Annual Isaac Asimov Limerick Contest took place. The switch from shad to trout presents the punster in the Pack with a new topic for their creative – as well as gastronomic – juices.
WINNERS OF THE 2003 ISAAC ASIMOV LIMERICK CONTEST
1. Tenby Storm
Mr. Brenner can sometimes
When he won't let his recipes change
But we all must admit
That his meals are a hit
That's because he's at home on the range
2. Marvin Kaye
Concerning Montana I'm
No pun comes to mind bad or cute
But Wolfe to be witty
Said, "one major city"
From all that I've heard, is a Butte
3. Maggie Goodman
For years I've waiting to savor
The Montana Trout Deal's "real" flavor
Brown sugar sounds weird
Not at all like James Beard
Which just proves that the Wolfe Pack is braver
I promised I would not use "Stout"
To rhyme with the fish we call trout
So sue me–I lied
Believe me, I tried
But Rex I cannot do without
Jan and Steve Schwartz
Said Archie to Wolfe, "She's seditious
Her behavior is quite surreptitious
I saw her go out
To deal with some trout
With a group that looked mighty suspicious