I'll tell you this much: She's never had broccolini before.
Ladies and Gentlemen, may I present:
I like to describe it to my guests as the lovechild of broccoli and asparagus.
This lady ordered it, despite her grandson suggesting she get asparagus instead. I do my checkback, only to find her pushing it around on the plate.
"Do you like the broccolini?"
"Well...I didn't realized it would be so....long-stemmed."
"Oh. That's pretty much the main difference between broccoli and broccolini."
"It kinda looks like a weed."
"....May I get you something else instead?"
"I'll take the asparagus."
Broccolini is a green vegetable similar to broccoli but with smaller florets and longer, thin stalks. Although often misidentified as young broccoli, it is a cross between broccoli and kai-lan, Chinese broccoli. A natural hybrid of the cabbage family Brassica oleracea italica x alboglabra, it was developed by the Sakata Seed Company of Yokohama, Japan with the name Chinese kale or gai lan. Broccolini's flavor is sweet, with notes of both broccoli and asparagus. -Thank you Wikipedia
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