Charles Bernstein 2002

Rocket Egg Fury : A Menu Poem 


Welcome to the very first installment of the Thanksgiving Menu Poem. This is a concept poem structured around the thanksgiving meal I would cook for everyone I could invite to honor a great poet. This year, the guest of honor is Charles Bernstein.

I am a trained chef and I have the ability to prepare this meal and if you come over with a few dollars, I’ll prepare this for you :-) Be sure to come back next year!


Love, Geoffrey

Thanksgiving 2002

Thanksgiving Menu

Grilled Prawns and Chilled Avocado Ratatouille served in Tomato Water


Scallop Crumble : sea scallops dusted in Chinese 5 Spice, Braised Chianti Onions, in Philo dough


Wild Mushroom Risotto with Grilled Brioche and Tarragon Goat Cheese


Intermezzo : Chilled Strawberries dusted in Black Pepper


Roasted Tenderloin of Beef layered with Glazed Red Onion, Fois Gras, and Roquefort; served with Horseradish New Potatoes and autumn vegetables


Port Wine, Cheeses, Figs


Lemon Crème Brule