Tuesday, January 26, 2010

PART FIVE of the Kewl Beanz! Grand Opening: Dinner is Served


The Skipster says: Welcome one and all to the Grand Opening of Kewl Beanz! As a special surprise, tonight's "Celebrity Chef" will be none other than Gordon Ramsay! We figured if anyone could whip the kitchen into shape in a hurry, he could!


The Foxster says: Kato was a bit offended at first, but finally admitted that even he couldn't accomodate all the guests. Plus, he made a vague comment about "having something else [he had] to do" during the proceedings tonight, anyway. (And it's not like anyone will ever get to "invade" Kato's kitchen at the SnL Studios themselves, right?)

The Skipster says: When you are finally seated at your tables, our helpful and friendly servers will be bringing you tonight's Amuse-Bouche.

It consists of a large broiled Stuffed Portabello Mushroom with Minced Stems, Chopped Parsley, Pimento, Garlic, Green Onions, and Parmesan Cheese, sautéed in White Wine. Everyone gets one. (Note to the Foxster: Please don't change all my capital letters to lower-case, okay? I know it's a sentence, and not the title of a book, but I wanted this part to look impressive!)

That will be followed by Cherry Sherbet in Champagne to cleanse the palate, and small individual Veggie Trays.



Right before the main courses arrive, every table will get a basket of warm homemade sweetbreads and raspberry butter. (Note to the Foxster: I didn't capitalize those items. Happy now?)

You are welcome to either help yourself from the buffet, or order from our menu.

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Please enjoy yourselves!

125 comments:

  1. Now that I finally have some freedom from the fiascal earlier involving Skipster and my new guest that Matthew sent along to me, I am getting dressed myself for dinner.

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  2. Oh no, my tux is still on the rickshaw, last seen as it and Xena went skidding out of sight. She was going to fast to stop.

    Well, maybe I'll just hide behind this plant here until she gets back.

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  3. Lizzie, we can't wait to see your outfit! And many heartfelt thanks for keeping things... *ahem*... interesting. You certainly have a unique taste in men!

    And maybe Vickie can bring a tray out to you, Barry!

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  4. (Gretchen walks over to Barry) Good evening, Mister Barry! I am sorry I missed you earlier. Why are you hiding behind this plant? (She puts two-and-two together) Oh no! You forgot your tuxedo? You come with me right now! I get you tux, ja! (Holds out her hand)

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  5. OK...I'm going to freshen up for dinner....will only take a minute or two....I'm starving and that buffet looks fabulous!

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  6. You know, Mr. Fox...probably should let Gordon any where near your pistol...with his temper and all! ;)

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  7. should NOT, I should have said!

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  8. Not to worry, Betsy, that was Sir Sean's gun. I only borrowed it, and it's safely hidden between... errr... I mean, Betty is keeping it safe once again!

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  9. AAh, you must be "the Foxster," I presume. Good to meet you, Sir. Fabulous digs here. Thank you to you all for the invite...

    May I introduce you to my date?

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  10. You most certainly may... Wow! I mean... it's a pleasure to meet you. Both of you. And please tell me you were able to finally meet Tara?

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  11. Ach! Mister Toast! So nice to see you again. (Looks at Ms. Marceau) And I know who you are... My name is Gretchen. Very nice to meet you, Ms. Marceau.

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  12. Oh yes, Tara is lovely, isn't she? It's all there, captured now in my travel post.... i do tend to forget things, otherwise!

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  13. (Sophie replies..)

    Gretchen, nice to meet you too. You know, I still have some relatives in Germany myself. ..

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  14. I have been a fan of yours since I saw "La Boum." And you also were in "Braveheart." Ach! That movie makes me cry so much! (Laughs)

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  15. Barry emerges resplendent (if he must say so himself) in the tux Gretchen has kindly provided just as Xena enters the room carrying his own tux in her (strong) arms.

    She looks at Barry and then at Gretchen and then at the tux Barry is wearing.

    And Barry thinks to himself...(well we can't report on that)

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  16. I hope you both try the amuse-bouche. I tasted earlier, and Skip and I do not care for mushrooms, but this is... how you say... um... out of sight? Hello Betsy. You look so lovely!

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  17. Oh, Barry...yes, you do look respledent (great word, btw) in that tux. I still want that dance (whispering)...if Xena ever lets you! wink, wink.

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  18. (Walks over to Xena) Good evening! I am Gretchen. May I get you a glass of ale, or mead?

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  19. Thank you, Gretchen...so do you...but then, you always look lovely! So the amuse-bouche is delicious? Can't wait to try it!

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  20. And Xena, hello...(extends hand) so nice to meet you. You look so lovely and um...strong ...in your little outfit there!

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  21. (Joins the happy group) Ah! There you all are! Just checking to make sure everything was running okay back in the kitchen. Both Tara and Gordon gave me dirty looks, so I skeedaddled! Betsy, you look lovely. Ah! Ms. Sophie Marceau. Enchante. (kisses her hand). And Xena! What a delightful surprise! Can I get you a flagon of mead?

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  22. Barry! Really so happy you were able to make it safe and sound. I understand Xena here is quite the long-distance runner!

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  23. (interrupting, after a pause..)
    Well, You look lovely too, btw, Betsy. How lovely to see you here in person again! Sophie was just admiring your dress in fact. You both have great tastes.

    (turning to Barry..)
    Barry, you made it! Looking dashing, yourself. Whoa. Umm, Xena is even stronger than I realised, btew. I doubt she'd take guff from anyone! Oh and, perhaps, after escorting Sophie back to the airport, I could have one dance too with Betsy, that is, if you have had your dance by then?

    Ok, Sophie, let's go in. I'm starving. That food smells great!
    (we go find a table...)

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  24. (((Lizzie is elegantly walking down the staircase in her gown with her guest))

    Please visit here for full attire and guest revealed.

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  25. Mr. Simpson ~ hello! Thanks so much...it's very nice to see you again! You look smashing yourself! I was just wondering where you were...hope everything is alright in the kitchen...dinner is smelling wonderful!

    Mr. Toast..very nice to see you again! I guess it's been a while...well, since Aspen, right? Which, was a very nice time, too. And nice to meet your date...Ms. Marceau? How are you? Hope you are having a nice time..I'm sure Mr. Toast is seeing to that, for sure! :)

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  26. Lizzie! You look absolutely gorgeous! (Smiles at Bruce Willis) How ya doing, man?

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  27. I was quite amused by the bouche, and the amount of asterisk's flying out of Gorden's mouth were great entertainment as well. No, I didn't sign the guestbook because i snuck in the back door disguised as a wine salesman and nicked that 20 dollar tip off of table 5.

    oui, le champagne ete tres bien!

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  28. ((Walking with a confidence that she KNOWS she's got it going on!)) :D

    @Skipster - thank you! You look quite handsome yourself. I don't suppose Gretchen would allow me to steal you later for a late evening dance/stroll?

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  29. @ Barry - I see that Gretchen was able to find you a tux.... ;)

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  30. (To Lizzie) The Foxster and I go way back with Bruno, here. He actually made a cameo apperance in one of our first writing ventures!

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  31. Hey, everybody! [whispering] Skipster! While Bruce is here, I could run back to the studio and dig out a couple of screenplays...!

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  32. Oh Lizzie...gorgeous gown and jewelry! Hey (whispering)introduce me to Mr. Willis!

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  33. Ah, Tom! I had a feeling you'd show eventually. Didn't see Kate anywhere around, did you?

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  34. ((Turns to Bruce and whispers in his ear...))

    @ Betsy -- Bruce, I would like to introduce you to a lovely friend of mine, Betsy.

    ((Bruce looks over at Betsy and their eyes lock.))

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  35. Well... I'm starved! (Gretchen and Skipster are seated at a table for two). I'll have the scallops and the planked filet mignon. Medium rare, and a glass of Monterey Burgundy. Gretchen? (She nods) She'll have the same.

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  36. Uh, Skip, I was just talking with Xena about that little tux fiasco, and she perfectly understands. But, well, it seems she, having cast her eyes upon you, has found you (somewhat) attractive but is a little shy to ask you to dance. So if you don't mind dancing with a nearly 7ft scantily clad amazon with a crush (no pun intended) on you, I would appreciate it.

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  37. Mr. Willis ~ how wonderful to meet you in person! (extends hand and smiles)

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  38. If its not too late Betsy, could I have that dance now?

    (Pay no attention to the 7th tall muscular Amazon over there).

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  39. ((Mr. Willis reaches out and gently takes Betsy's hand and places a soft kiss upon it))

    [Bruce to Betsy] "You look lovely. Might I have a dance with you later?"

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  40. [drinking Scotch and water, Bogart's drink of choice] Y'know, Bruno -- Oh, damn, sorry to interrupt, Betsy! -- can we talk... later?

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  41. Barry, I'd be delighted to dance with Xena! Being that both Gretchen and I are both six feet tall ourselves, her height doesn't bother me in the slightest. (Indicates Xena to server, and mouths, "flagon of meade.")

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  42. Barry ~ sure...wow..you're brave! What do we do if she starts coming toward us? haha...we'll just dance in the opposite direction...maybe near an exit...

    oh...my, you're an exceptional dancer, Barry....

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  43. [staring at Betsy] What a little charmer. Hey, who wants to dance with a guy who's feelin' his oats?

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  44. Bruce ~ calling over her shoulder while dancing with Barry...absolutely...that is, if Lizzie doesn't mind! Oh gosh...did he really kiss my hand just then?

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  45. [Whispers to Betsy] ---- I took a spin over by Mr. Toast and Sophia to say hello. I expressed to Mmm my concern that Bruce took him seriously on the free hair offer...I think I freaked him out. LOL

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  46. My compliments to the hosts and the chef. The ambiance is top shelf as is this lovely meal. I can't remember when I've had such a good time.

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  47. Say....where is Brian at? I didn't send Bach scaling a few more walls to give him a note, and then up and disappear on me!

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  48. (Slides up to Lizzie) Miss Lizzie. I hear you are exceptional singer. Would you like to perform for us tonight?

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  49. Ronda...you look beautiful tonight. wow! Jack's a lucky guy! :)

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  50. Ummm....uhhh..(clears her throat). Really? Seriously? What song shall I grace the two wonderful hosts with? Do they have a style preference?

    (((Lizzie is grateful and humbled)))

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  51. Lizzie ~ Mr. Toast would faint! We don't need two people fainting tonight! ha. Just keep the scissors aways from Bruce!

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  52. Singer? Who's a singer? Lizzie??? Oh yes! Please something for us!

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  53. Mr. Foxster ~ was that a roundabout way of asking me for a dance?

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  54. Why, thank you, Lizzie! You know, I'm the subject of many of Jack's written pieces. Or, maybe you didn't.

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  55. I would love to sing for you Skip. Would you share a lemon drop shot or two with me first? It always helps me loosen up prior to any performance. ;)

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  56. [finishing another Scotch and water] Now we're talking. Bring on the entertainment! [looking at glass in hand] The Scots are a wonderful people! They gave us this great beverage... and paper towels... and that tape...

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  57. haha...and butterscotch candy?

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  58. Betsy, I'd love to dance with you! But I wouldn't wanna muscle in while Bruno's got you on the floor. Hey, Lizzie, while your date's dancing, we'd love to hear a song! I've heard you're really good, too!

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  59. Ha! Butterscotch candy. I like that. Where's Vickie? I need a refill. Make it two. Please.

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  60. sorry to interupt but i am here to dance with lizzie...smiles.

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  61. ((Lizzie catches Brian's gaze - eyes meet - sparkle....))

    Brian....I thought you'd never come.

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  62. i have been popping in on occassion...but i could not pass up the invite from lizzie...

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  63. shall we...

    i hope you don't mind a spin or two...

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  64. No problem, Mr. Fox. I'm not sure a dance with you would be considered part of my agreement with Tara, anyway. How about a glass of white zinfandel instead?

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  65. I would LOVE to!

    ((Holds out hand to Brian))

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  66. We've finally arrived for dinner. I had to recuperate from my fainting spell and the Bach had some...ahem...secret business to attend to. He has become so mysterious lately. Thanks for the water.
    Dinner looks wonderful! It is so great to see everybody and your fabulous dates. And everyone looks so glamorous!

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  67. [whispers in Brian's ear]

    Thank you for coming earlier. Of all the bloggie people I know, I just knew that you would come to my aid.

    :)

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  68. What a crowd. Beautiful women and men's men! Sean Connery, Bruno, Jack [expletive deleted] Kerouac, one of the greatest writers ever...! And me. Did you people know I took out a drunk with one punch, and stopped a riot by firing a gun tonight?

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  69. Oh, don't Brian and Lizze look lovely dancing together?

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  70. Hi, LadyCat! Glad you're feeling better. Can I get you a drink?

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  71. Well well.... what a splendid dinner we have here.... oh Betsy, you look divine.

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  72. @ Brian - won't you stay around to hear me sing a lovely ballad? I'll be recording it shortly.

    @ Ronda - thank you very much. It's rare to find a guy who can dance so well!

    ((Sorry, Bruce!))

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  73. LadyCat! Ach! Good evening! You look lovely!

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  74. Is someone helping my dear LadyCat... I'm stuck at the piano practicing with Lizzie! duh...

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  75. Bach!!! Thank you for...eh hem.....delivering the white envelope to Brian. Wow...you "scaling the walls" skills came in handy! ;)

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  76. I am looking out for her, Mister Bachelor! Not to worry!

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  77. Miss LadyCat, can I get you a drink of any kind?

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  78. LadyCat! Great to see you! Or did we meet already? I'm a little fuzzy right now...

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  79. Foxter: I'm afraid you don't look fuzzy?

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  80. (((((BRUCE SPEAKING))))

    "Say, where is Mr. Toast? He was bragging about his hair earlier and offered his curls to men like myself....for free."....

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  81. Ronda, that's because you can't see inside my head. How'd Bogart ever live so long drinking this stuff?

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  82. I still wanna hear Lizzie sing. Jeeze, got her a lemon drop and everything...

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  83. Hey Fox! (Big grin) You look like a man who could really use a drink!

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  84. Bloody hell! Bogart still lives! He's pickled somewhere in Pasadena, I hear.

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  85. Skipster, I like the way you think! I have a wonderful writing partner...

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  86. [UPDATE]

    Lizzie recording her "debut" now. Be back shortly....you will NOT be disappointed!

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  87. Bogart! Another man's man! I'll bet he's shot holes in a ceiling or two!

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  88. Come Lizzie now... you must sing... what are you singing... ? Yes... I know just about every song... if not I'm pretty good at faking it!....

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  89. Yes, Gretchen, I'll have a scotch...neat. The music is fabulous!

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  90. Rhonda, you're kidding... I didn't hear that about Bogart? Have mercy! what next?

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  91. (Looks at Foxster, a little tipsy himself) Yeah. Bogie! Good old Bogie! I have a great writing partner!

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  92. LadyCat, you're gonna love the Scotch!

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  93. Y'know what? I wanna drink to your socks!

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  94. Bach, damn straight! You've heard about Ted Williams of course? Frozen and all that?

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  95. (Points at Foxster) I love ya, man! (Stands up) I LOVE THIS MAN!!! (Hoists a glass of Wild Turkey) To your SOCKS!!!

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  96. Hey, Bach [holds out hand] Great to finally meet you1 I'm [pauses] Gimme a minute...

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  97. Did someone say Ted Williams? Ted [expletive deleted] Wiiliams? Another man's man! Let's drink to his socks!

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  98. I hear moosic. Is Lizzie singing yet?

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  99. Hey folks everyone looks great and the food was exquisite. We will just take the dessert with us. We have got to head back to Ky. There is a huge storm coming in and we may get snowed in down here. Even if it doesn't snow here we will never get back through to Ky. So great to have met everyone see you next time. Gotta listen to the UK-SC game.
    QMM

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  100. Sorry to leave this lovely party but I have to for a couple of hours. I'll check back later. Jack's doing a reading upstairs and he expects me to bongo to his beat.

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  101. (Looks around. Looks at Foxster) Have you noticed we're missing two peeples?

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  102. You mean Queenmothermamaw and Ronda, or our women peeples? Oh, Tension and Gara?

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  103. Our women peeples are missing. The better halves of Limpson and Sinch!

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  104. Are these peeples still dancing, or are they standing still while the room is spinning?

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  105. Ronda ~ you look lovely, my dear..and your date...very handsome, I must say! Sorry you have to go...

    Bach...hey..good, they have you at the piano...can't let that talent go to waste! My, you sure have had an exciting day!

    QMM ~ a storm near KY? Is it going to reach Ohio? Hmmm...I better check this out and arrange my own travel plans...

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  106. Katso just brought someone in with a big coat over her heads...

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  107. The scotch is smooth. Cheers...to your socks!

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  108. Thank you, LadyCat. Hey, the stage lights are going on. What's this?

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  109. I'm working on it....hold tight! ;)

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  110. You're going to have to wait a bit. There's something I have to do...

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  111. ok, the winner is the blue gown. Truth be told, I might have gone with the first black number, just to spice the evening up. Wait!!!
    This Sean Connery I'm dating. I'll take both.
    I'll wear the blue number into dinner, then change into the black around 9 for the reat of the night.(see my blog to see the gowns.

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