Listen. I will say this only once— in your language—
tonight’s special is a spring quartet with pinto beans,
capers, bell peppers, wild onions and a lemon source.
You can have either a tambourine or a side of basilisk
but not both. I advise the basilisk. For drinking I have
a medium-bodied Hungarian tune from lost-and-found.
I also have a delicious Sangiovese but it is not for you.
There are three desserts tonight. Yes, quite a spread.
An American confection, heavy, sweet and empty,
nine hundred and eighty calories minus the Yiddish,
a fruit tart in a major chord called The Less Deceived
and a slow crumble with Chinese characteristics.
You need a minute? Take an hour. Take the whole night
if you wish. Just don’t you dare to ask me to repeat.