Sweller Menu Art, Part II

Today we have the second installment of menu art.  This disturbing menu is from L’Etoile in Nob Hill, San Francisco.  Are the cherubs protecting them from harmful UV rays?  I’m concerned that m’lady is self-tuning in to Tokyo.  Perhaps she is listening with her bosom–or is that Madonna’s great-great-great grandmother doing colonial vogueing?

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L'Etoile In Nob HillNext is a Maison des Crepes, where you can get a crepe, salad bar, AND a drink for only $1.65.  The Crepe Devil looks intriguing…

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pic096I don’t know where this is from, but frankly, it gives me the willies.  The incomplete artwork looks like a storyboard scene from a Hitchcock film, and the writing is very aggressive, like they’re peeved they even had to bother with a menu.  Just trying to read it out loud makes me sound like the Swedish Chef on The Muppets.

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pic098We’ll end with this festive Exposition Fish Grotto, which I’m sure you’ve heard of, since it’s “World-Famous.”  Note more naked cherubs, getting merry and gay off a barrel of Paul Masson.

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Yes, I also am thinking of Orson Welles right now.

4 thoughts on “Sweller Menu Art, Part II

    1. They are from all over the world! That one apparently IS in Stockholm; it’s called Källaren Diana. Evidently one Mr. Fred Parks (whose estate sale I visited) was quite the world traveler. He has lots of Air France menus as well. Why he kept them is beyond me. I love history!

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  1. Any opportunity to speak like the Swedish chef is a good day to me. In fact going full on commit to ordering food, and interacting with food service staff and fellow food eating guests sounds like a hoot to me.

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