This three-Michelin-starred restaurant
– Le Cinq –
offers Parisian style gratinated onions,
sea bass with caviar in fermented milk,
and iced pistachio in red currant juice
infused with Kirsch brandy.
An unforgettable evening
for 241 Euros
– about 360 Canadian dollars –
including tax and service.
Merely a fraction
of the 7,000 dollars
the Ontario Liberals
wanted you to pay
for the party’s fundraiser dinner.
I’m curious to see the menu.
(Editor’s note: poet Shai Ben-Shalom, an Israeli-born biologist, examines current events in the Blacklock’s tradition each and every Sunday)