True story: While out for a walk early in the day, a stranger approached me on the street and advised me not to eat until it was nighttime. I didn't fully comprehend what he was saying, so I asked him to repeat it. Sure enough, that is what he had said. I thanked him for his advice and continued on my way, but being the moderately superstitious fellow that I am, I decided to follow his advice.
I am glad I did. This dinner was turning into an epic event and the rich, fork-tender but still firm short rib that was the next course, accompanied by some lovely mushrooms and a mascarpone potato cloud, would have been more intimidating had I chosen to ignore my psychic acquaintance!
This was another winning dish, matching the power of the piece de resistance in Numanthia's line-up: Termanthia.