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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

The Quiz

The Tuesday quiz is here again. Where do the weeks go!

1. This liqueur takes it's name from one of the whiskies mentioned in Sir Compton Mackenzie's book " Whiskey Galore." It is a blend of Speyside Whiskey and fermented comb honey. What is the name of this liqueur?

2. This liqueur is produced in Armagnac from oranges and herbs which are macerated in aged Armagnac brandy and then sweetened with sugar syrup. In France a small measure of this liqueur is often added to dry sparkling wine such as Blanquette de Limoux to make a refreshing aperitif called Mousquetaire. What is the name of this liqueur?

3. This liqueur is colored purple to signify passion and is really , really , sweet. It is flavoured by the oil of violets , rose petals , vanilla , almonds , citrus fruits , coriander , and sugar. What is the name of this liqueur?

4. In Spain , tapas is an assortment of hors d'oeuvres or cocktail snacks usually always served with sherry , manzanilla , or Malaga. The assortment can be so abundant that it can serve as a meal as well. Tapa where the word tapas originated stood for a slice of bread being used to cover a glass of wine to protect the wine from flies. Hence what does the word tapa mean in Spanish?

5. To translate the French word "Langue" into English you get what two different words?


I think this is the hardest quiz yet. I think if anyone got two right they would be like a whiz or something to that effect. Good luck and have fun!

8 comments:

bulletholes said...

1) Follies bergere Liqeure (sp)
2) Bug Juice (mosquitoes)
3) Creme de Violette
4) I should know this one because I worked for a Chef big into Tapa's after he came back from Spain...I'm not sure what thwe best translation would be, either "cover" or "top"....I'll go with cover. Its a heartbreaker, I'm sure.
5) "Langue" translates to "lick me"....thats what Mimi used to say!

Bonus question for you Bartender...
Where was Moses when the lights went out?

George said...

1. This liqueur takes it's name from one of the whiskies mentioned in Sir Compton Mackenzie's book " Whiskey Galore." It is a blend of Speyside Whiskey and fermented comb honey. What is the name of this liqueur?
A: Stag's Breath

2. This liqueur is produced in Armagnac from oranges and herbs which are macerated in aged Armagnac brandy and then sweetened with sugar syrup. In France a small measure of this liqueur is often added to dry sparkling wine such as Blanquette de Limoux to make a refreshing aperitif called Mousquetaire. What is the name of this liqueur?
A: Completely Stumped by this one...

3. This liqueur is colored purple to signify passion and is really , really , sweet. It is flavoured by the oil of violets , rose petals , vanilla , almonds , citrus fruits , coriander , and sugar. What is the name of this liqueur?
A: Benoit-Serres Violette

4. In Spain , tapas is an assortment of hors d'oeuvres or cocktail snacks usually always served with sherry , manzanilla , or Malaga. The assortment can be so abundant that it can serve as a meal as well. Tapa where the word tapas originated stood for a slice of bread being used to cover a glass of wine to protect the wine from flies. Hence what does the word tapa mean in Spanish?
A: To Cover; You Cover

5. To translate the French word "Langue" into English you get what two different words?
A: Language and Tongue

Waiter Extraordinaire said...

Bulletholes....very close on the tapas one.In fact I should just give you that one. Moses was asleep I think??????

Waiter Extraordinaire said...

George...you are human after all! Tapa is close but I was looking for a noun and not a verb. Hey George by the way where the heck are you? Email me if you wish.

bulletholes said...

Hey, cover can be a noun! i meant mine like a noun! top is a noun too!

Moses? He was in the dark!

Waiter Extraordinaire said...

Bulletholes...hey you got that one right! Hey Chef! I was talking to George about his answer "to cover."
That is a verb. Okay I was looking for the exact word being LID. But it also can mean cover.Yes and Moses only slept at night and he was in the dark when he did ,right?
Huh??? Hey Chef!

George said...

Good Morning, Steve;

I'm a native San Diegan. E-mail sent, too.

Best Regards,

George

Waiter Extraordinaire said...

George..got it and welcome again.