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86 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, May 2 - May 8, 2003 Wine Continued from page 85 wines while they were on sale. I had 14 emails questioning my san- ity and my patriotism. Following, is a list of items I think you don't know are owned or produced by the French. Bank of the West in California, "Car and Driver" mag- azine, Chanel, Chivas, Crown Royal, Dior, Dannon, Club Med, Goodrich, BIC, Biotherm, Hen- nessy, Krups, Jacobs Creel May- belline, Michelin, Mikasa, Motel 6, Motown Records, MP3, any Thomson Electric product, Saatchi & Saatchi, Leo Burnett, Redoubt, RCA, Red Roof Inns, "Road and Track" magazine, Roquefort cheese, Rowenta, Sier- ra, Sparkletts, Spencer Gifts, Technicolor, Uniroyal, Universal Studios and US filters. This is not all by a long shot. Al- so, yes, I am crazy and I know where you live and yes, I love this country and served four years in the Navy by choice. I had a request to help find the Powers that I recommended last week. Whenever you have a prob- lem locating wine and your store won't help, buy elsewhere. It is against the law for me to tell you to contact the winery directly and to have them ship it to you. So I want you to know that is not legal because Delaware won't receive tax revenue to waste on enforcing drinking and smoking bans. I just proofread the previous and if I sound a little grouchy, I am. While typing away on a restaurant review the TV news flashed this deal for Tariq Assize. I may sound crazy but I think the old Arabian method of slowly roasting cap- tured enemies to elicit information was quicker. With this guy, I feel sure that just seeing the apparatus would have him weeping and blabbing the full details. What the hock are these State Department and CIA operatives thinking? Remember this is the same gang who had no idea that the Soviet Union was dissolving. They also thought the Shilites would flock to us and help overthrow Saddam. I am fed up with all of it but I refuse to end on a bad note. ffyou haven't been to visit Mar- coni's Restaurant in Millsboro, you have been missing out. Owner Pete Marconi Jr.," serves a diverse reasonably priced menu six days a week. Closed Sunday, the restau- rant is open for lunch and dinner Monday thru Friday with dinner only on Saturdays. The restaurant serves freshly made pasta and pizza dough that is exceptional. They make their own ravioli and the red sauces are well made. Marconi's has a small but ac- ceptable wine list mostly Italian with a few decent American selec- tions. The pour is generous and the prices were fair. They also have a diverse selection of domes- tic and imported bottled beer and four types of draught. I was especially impressed that all the food we tried was freshly prepared, even the fried mozzarel- la. The menu was priced under $10 with exception of filet mignon and a stuffed chicken breast Parmesan at $12.95. The service was very nice and efficient. The place was clean and the music was enjoyable. This restaurant has no pretense, it is plainly decorated but comfort- able. The staff was warm and courteous and the food was very well done. If you have the time and inclination give it a try. Our visit was on a Monday evening and it was medium busy. The oth- er folks I could observe left smil- ing and so did I. Finally, buy Leoville Las Cases 2000. They have been trying to produce a first growth quality Bordeaux for a while and this is it. These are being offered at about a 25% discount. I think the 2000 Bordeaux, in general, may be the best in 20 years. The wines will be drinkable in 10- 12 years and by then we'll all be friends again. There is no na- tionality more opportunistic than the French... Unless it is the Ger- mans, Mexicans Russians, Chi- nese, etc. and U.S. ChocoEtte Continued from page 85 chocolate where he can simply "zone," whereas, Roherta loves the challenge. "I would never make it in a store that didn't try new things," she said. Children should be allowed to try new things also, said Roberta. "Life is a learning process. I often hear parents say 'Oh, they don't need the good stuff,' but that's part of the education." Roberta surmises that the Lewes store will never be as busy as the outlet location, simply due to the volume of cus- tomers that flock to the outlet malls - and that's okay with Roberta. "We have a lot of fun at this location and it allows us the opportunity to explore," she said. The Lewes location also concen- trates on corporate sales. One of the store's largest orders came from United Parcel Service when it ordered more than 9,000 choco- late bars shaped like a UPS truck. "Their are times when we are in here at 2 a.m. working," Roberta said. "The amazing thing about chocolate is it brings people to- gether. We have people volunteer- ing to help us when we're ex- tremely busy." The Lewes location, 135 Sec- ond St., is open 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week and will expand to summer hours at the end of the month. To place an or- der call 645-5528 or visit Food Continued from page 85 ver for a bag of M&Ms. That al- lowed the rest of us to do all sorts of illegal things. I would be specific, but I don't want to be arrested. Actually, the statute of limitations has probably expired. At least we are not the class of 1909 whose class correspondent wrote "No news. Everyone is dead." There are some advantages to finding your class notes in the middle of the alumnae magazine. For a reunion, you no longer have to get your hair frosted. But I did buy a can of Big Sexy Hair. As a result of this can, I find my hair neither big nor sexy. You no longer go on a diet for the week- end. Your makeup is from Peebles and is perfectly acceptable. I do have some gel contour des yeux - poehes, cernes leftover from my Washington daze. It has probably expired. But cucumber slices at night work just as well except when you have a dog who pulls them off your eyelids because she needs a midnight snack. You don't care if you have a designer suit or a per- feet husband. (I am wearing clam di, gers. Hey, I am from Sussex County). And that gold watch you got for Hungry? See Cape Cuisine on pages 104-105 graduation has such small num- bers you stay way past your bed- time, and if the police pull you over because you are driving s,ort of funny, they call you "ma'am.." In the last class notes there was a photo and I thought my clatss- mate really looked great for our age. Then I managed to read Ithe fine print under the-photo. "II'he picture was of her daughter who is coming to the beach for a week this summer. She is coming: to Dewey. She told me she threatened Iher daughter that she had a friendl in e Rehoboth who would be watching her. I said to my friend I was too old for this, but I would do what I could. Then I remembered what we did when we were in high school - Dewey Beach? I said to my friend who happens to be a shrink, "Are you crazy?" She said, "Yeah, I know." I will be happy to see her. I hope, at my age, I can remember the date of our reunion. But prob- ably, if I show up on the wrong day, a bunch of my friends will be there. Be true to your school. 4 4 5 Points, Lewes, DE SPECIAL