Second Chance

August 19, 2021 –

I am thinking about my lunch today of andouille crusted grouper.

You don’t order dessert after eating this blackened grouper fillet crusted with a blend of panko breadcrumbs, creamy parmesan cheese, and finely diced Cajun sausage. To even think dessert is insulting to the meal and the chef.

We used to dine at this restaurant several times a month. Then, two years ago, we invited friends to join us for dinner and enjoy the superb seafood. It ought to be illegal to go from top-grade food to bottom disaster food. Our meals were late, the entrée was cold, and the food was tasteless. Nothing was good except for the tea.

Today we gave them a second chance, and they rewarded us with the meal I described above.

I don’t know a better way to sum up, this article than to quote Anurag Prakash Ray, “A second chance doesn’t mean anything if you didn’t learn from your first.”