How you diddlin?
Strange thing about NZ gastro pubs, they don't do desserts! After eating a nice T-Bone steak i was informed that there would be no mississipi mud cake on offer as they were a pub, not a cafe. So, we headed round for a late night Hot Fudge Cake at Denny's the 24 diner.
Now Denny's is an odd place. The food looks really appalling but there's a kind of kitsch charm to the whole proceedings. Also, some of the food looks suspiciously conjured by a pissed old man given weekly ingredients and enough beer. For example the 'patty melt' consists of two bits of toasted bread with a burger and some melted processed cheese. Now, i seem to remember eating that in my flat in Leeds in 1992 through a haze of Tetley's bitter.
But, i never thought, wow, it's not just me, other people would love this, not just pissed up food experimenters, let's take a photograph! Let's give it a name! It's the 'patty melt'. I might have one next time....
Each week this old man must surely ring up and babble out some new concoction he's cooked up, only to be heralded as a genius and another badly taken photograph squeezed into the montage of BAD food that is the Denny's menu.
I did enjoy the fudge cake though.