“Would you like a fork topping to go with your chopsticks?” asked the Swiss waiter.
Leave it to the Swiss to think of inventive alternatives to standard cutlery sets. Jacob and I ate with another friend at the Swiss House last week, one of the few Olympic houses open to the public. On the table when we sat down were fork heads and chopsticks to attach them to.
Nevermind that none of the food on the menu, including fois gras terrine, charcuterie, and spätzle, is typically eaten with chopsticks. They seem to be out simply as chinoiserie, a tiny homage to the host country, perhaps. (Like the orange rice paddy hats some Dutch fans are wearing at their Holland House, except less likely to be misconstrued.) But the novelty kept us amused and snapping photos for the first part of the evening.
Back home, I searched in vain for fork toppings online, but the closest thing I could find was the Chork and an round-up of inventive chopsticks. Has anyone seen these toppers elsewhere? Or I can return to the Swiss House to ask where to buy them, and have more charcuterie and molten chocolate cake at the same time.