Three New York City restaurant patrons ordered a charcuterie platter and ended up with something far more boring than they expected.
Through a TikTok post, creator Hallie (@hallielooyaa) shared a video exposing crimes against pork on Sunday, garnering more than 1.8 million views and about 145,000 likes since going up. In it, Harry and her two companions react to the charcuterie platter they are served and reveal its deficiencies.
The on-screen caption reads, “We ordered a charcuterie board for our table and this is what they brought.”
The footage released shows four olives on a small plate and 12 deli meats arranged in two rows of six, with a voice saying, “We need to call the police.” It is attached.
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It’s a far cry from the cornucopia on a board that most people imagine when they think of charcuterie.Articles published last month Food network site “It’s important to remember that a board is an appetizer, not a main course (unless you’re serving it alone, which we’ll get to later). Therefore, half-pound or quarter-pound No meat needed” per person, just like you would serve with an appetizer. ”
While the magazine recommends that “guests should be satisfied with two to three pieces of meat, or about 2 to 3 ounces per person, before the rest of the meal,” TikTok’s message board It also recommended cheeses and “additionals” not listed in the book. video.
The article states: My biggest complaint about restaurant meat and cheese platters is that they often don’t provide enough bread. Don’t make this mistake. You’ll need at least one cracker or bread for each piece of meat. Additions such as pickles, spreads, nuts, and fruit should all be plentiful. It’s okay to have more than just meat and cheese, as your guests may want to enjoy different flavor combinations with each bite. It is not unreasonable to serve additional dishes in 5-10 handfuls or small containers. ”
In the comments section of Harry’s video, viewers reacted to the restaurant’s offer of meat and olives to the trio.
“Charcuterie boards everywhere are a scam,” declared one person.
Immediately, some people objected. One of them said, “Unfortunately, I’ve never been to a place where there’s really good stuff.”
One viewer revealed: “The last place I went had a great board that was great for appetizers. It was about $10 to $15 so it was well worth it.”
“Four olives and no cheese?” another commenter exclaimed. “Is this Ali’s charcuterie board?”
That led to a bit of a semantic debate, with one person responding: “Why does cheese exist?” It’s charcuterie. ”
Another dismissed the idea, saying, “It should be fun at a party.”
However, another person argued: “That’s what a real charcuterie board is. America has made real meat boards so poor that they’re no longer recognizable as real.”
Several people tried to guess the price of such a board in a New York restaurant.
“That would be $42,” one person guessed.
Another upped the ante, quipping, “Best $50 charcuterie board ever.”
The Daily Dot reached out to Harry via email.
*First published: November 15, 2023, 11:30pm CST
Phil West is a veteran professional writer and editor and the author of two books about soccer, The United States of Soccer and I Believe That We Will Win, both published by The Overlook Press. His work has recently appeared in The Striker (where he was editor-in-chief), MLSSoccer.com, Next City, and Texas Highways. He is based in Austin and is also an instructor in the writing program at the University of Texas at San Antonio.