Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Earth Shaking Events

Ever have one of those moments that you'd thought you'd never see? Something so unexpected that you just sit there slack jawed, unable to move? I had one of those moments last night.

Kathy Griffin, she of "My Life On the D List" fame, was visiting Miami in last night's episode of her show. Doing all the crazy Kathy Griffin stuff she's known for. Her seriously lowballing a real estate agent to the tune of $16 million was particularly juicy. But it was her adventures in dining with Gloria Estefan and Rosie O'Donnell that had me wondering if the end times were indeed here.
The girls decide to have lunch at Gloria's restaurant, Larios. It runs along uneventfully, the girls ordering oxtails (Rabo Encendido) and Vaca Frita, everyone seeming to enjoy the authentic Cuban dishes. No problems.

That is until this dish arrives. Two innocent servings of flan. That silky smooth carmel custard with the soft caramel top. It's a dessert and we all know how much Rosie enjoys desserts.
This is the woman who had snack cakes placed under every audience member's chair back when she had her afternoon talk show. But Rosie can no longer hide behind her veil of Krispy Kreme donuts.

Rosie O'Donnell is a Flan-aphobe.

Did you ever think you would live to see the day where Rosie O'Donnell would refuse to even taste a dessert? A dessert served by Gloria Estefan in her own restaurant? Not only refuse it but fight off an smaller woman wielding only a spoon? She's fighting off that spoon like it was Trump's bad hair coming at her.
Dear Rosie, as one of the great eaters of our generation, we implore you.
Turn away from Flan-aphobia before it's too late.
Love, from your Foodie Fans


Boxer said...

what's with the hate on Flan? It's just eggs/sugar/cream.

Big Shamu said...

We'll have to ask Rosie. Maybe it's the texture.

MakingSpace said...

That's hilarious! She's too cute in those pics! ROFL

Flan can be a tad slimy. Just sayin.

moi said...

Kathy G.'s send-ups of all things celebretarded is priceless and this week's show was especially so. Ironic much, the comment by the real estate developer about celebrities being spoiled? Bwahahahahahaha! And how fab was it that Gloria and Rosie tagged along? But when the mucous comment about flan came outta Rosie's mouth, I was all, DUDE. You simply do not understand desserts. I HATE it when people say, "It's a texture thing." But of course it is – get over it!

Big Shamu said...

I still can't wrap my mind around the fact that she refused a dessert.

LaDivaCucina said...

La Diva is bummed she didn't see any of this happening as it all was right down the street from me! WAH! How could I miss THIS trio tooling about and when did they film it? Bummer.

I love flan.

Took the teens to Gloria's "clubby" restaurant Bongos and the food was very good, by the way.

Big Shamu said...

But did you have flan???

LaDivaCucina said...

NO FLAN! (Cuban food ain't the lightest of fare, no room for that mucousy flan! tee hee!)

Anonymous said...

I love Rosie but alas, Flan is my all-time favorite dessert. Do you suppose she doesn't like pudding either? Chocolate Mousse? Jello? Didn't she do Jello commercials????

Big Shamu said...

I think she had some very bad flan and it left a mark on her culinary soul. I've seen that happen before and no amount of persuading will ever get these people back to trying what killed their tastebuds in the first place.