It’s been a while since Paddy and Plunkett last showed their woolly little faces on the BeastieBlog, hasn’t it? But just when I was starting to wonder where on earth they’d got to, a whole heap of new snaps found their way into my inbox.

And surprise surprise, they’re on holiday AGAIN. Lucky little monsters… Wherever they are, it certainly looks very pleasant!
Paddy and Plunkett on a New Adventure - H Crawford/CrawCrafts BeastiesBut we seem to have caught up with them just as their stomachs are starting to rumble – time for something to eat, perhaps? Hey, how about this place?
Paddy and Plunkett Look for Lunch - H Crawford/CrawCrafts Beasties
“Good thinking, Plunkett. It looks like we’re here ahead of the lunchtime rush, too!”

Even better, this restaurant has its own beautiful vegetable garden! Herbs don’t get much fresher than this… And are those tomatoes I spy in the background? YUM!
Vegetable Garden - H Crawford/CrawCrafts Beasties
Paddy was pretty taken with the peppers… It must be warm wherever the boys are, since these are growing outside!
Paddy's Peppers - H Crawford/CrawCrafts Beasties
Appetites seriously whetted at this point, the boys headed indoors to see what delights the chef had in store for them.
Paddy, Plunkett and the Peppers - H Crawford/CrawCrafts BeastiesOooh, exotic! You don’t see THIS at home too often!
What's on the Menu? H Crawford/CrawCrafts Beasties
But the next item caused even Paddy to raise an eyebrow…
Heartburn, Anyone? H Crawford/CrawCrafts Beasties
… And I think somebody needs to tell the WHO about this one!
Yum! Smallpox! H Crawford/CrawCrafts Beasties
“Ah… We’ll both have the catfish, please!”

And apparently it was delicious. Also, this fine establishment may not have menu translation down pat, but it sure wins points for Beastie-friendliness… Look at the convenient stilts that they provided so that Paddy could enjoy a nice glass of wine with his lunch!
Paddy Enjoys the Local Tipple - H Crawford/CrawCrafts BeastiesLet’s hope he left some for Plunkett!

More from the boys in a couple of weeks… Oh, but before they go, Paddy wanted me to make sure I gave this totally classic picture of him another outing.
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Place your order before October 31st!

Join us for more monster fun next week, when Explorer Beastie will be sharing his latest adventure with us all! Oh, and don’t forget to share your funny travel dining experiences with us in the comments!

23 thoughts on “Paddy and Plunkett… Lost in Translation!

    1. Yes, I thought you might have picked up on it first! πŸ˜‰ The boys wanted me to tell you personally how much they liked it there!

    1. Hahaha! Yes, I suppose you have to admire their honesty… Not every restaurant would give you a heads-up that you’ll be reaching for the antacid after your meal! And hey, maybe the asparagus cancels out the smallpox symptoms? πŸ˜€ Cheers for stopping by, Jan!

  1. Ummmmmmmmmmm, I mean, I have you ever even TRIED a bit of smallpox seasoning with your pasta?! It’s a delicious rarity, difficult to acquire since its eradication in the 1970s, and a welcomed addition to any sensible meal. Open your culinary minds, lads!

    Lololol….. nothing says classy and sophisticated quite like drinking wine out of a straw, Paddy.

    1. Ha! He is a classy fellow! At least he resisted the temptation to put ice in it though. As for the smallpox seasoning… Hmmm! You could be on to something here! If mould can make blue cheese taste good, then surely a potentially deadly virus is the logical next step in culinary innovation… Thank you for opening my eyes! πŸ˜‚

        1. Vegetarian doesn’t mean boring! (Says the carnivore πŸ˜†) At least you can still enjoy smallpox seasoning on everything! πŸ˜€

  2. Clearly the boys aren’t on the up and up on the foodie scene because, if they were, they’d know that smallpox is ALL the rage in fine dining these days. It’s like the Sriracha of 2017! I love the wine photo and demand it goes on your 2019 calendar! However, I do worry about how good his water-glass balancing skills are going to be if he finishes that whole goblet.

    1. Ha! That’s why he should probably leave some for Plunkett… But I’m sure gravity will help him back to table level when he’s had his fill. Cheers for stopping by… I’m going to check my local specialty food store for smallpox seasoning now! I want to be ahead of the foodie game before the new season of “Masterchef – The Professionals” kicks off.

      1. Portland is foodie central lately, so I’ll clue you in: The smallpox thing isn’t going to last. It’s going to be quickly eclipsed by cholera with a dash of bubonic plague. If you can get in on that trend, you’ll kill the competition…literally.

        1. Amazing! Thanks for the tip… Although I will probably be severely limited by what the shops have in their virus, fungus and bacteria aisles. πŸ˜€

        2. YESSSSSSS! Boyfriend is planning on making brownies today… Maybe I can persuade him to jazz them up with a sprinkling of dengue fever! πŸ˜‹

  3. Nothing says yum better than a hint of smallpox with asparagus! And I can’t think of anything better than “heartburn in a sauce,” y’know, for those days when regular non-heartburn inducing sauce just isn’t cutting it. Those are hilarious and made me laugh out loud embarrassingly in this cafe! (can I ask whereabouts P & P had to go to find such wonderful lunchtime delicacies??). Cheers!

    1. Heehee! I’m glad I was able to bring a little bit of laughter into your day, Shirley… Even if it was in public! πŸ˜€ In the tradition of classic 70s spy dramas, I am currently only at liberty to say that the boys are “somewhere in south-east Europe”… But all will be revealed in a couple of weeks! πŸ˜‰ Cheers for your comment!

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