Google gourmet

I had lunch with a friend at Google's NYC offices on Friday.  Many of us have heard about the food in their cafeteria by now, but it's one of those things that's hard to believe until you see it for yourself.  For lunch, I enjoyed glazed cod, teriyaki salmon sashimi, crusted artichoke balls with aioli mayonnaise dressing, shaved zucchini chips, hearts of palm and kidney bean salad and freshly-made sun-dried tomato focaccia.  I passed on the buffalo burger, raw food bar, sushi bar and salad bar, my plate already piling over.  For dessert, we returned for a fresh plate of Oreo fudge, chocolate brioche arborio custard, pineapple cinnamon pudding and fresh strawberries and blackberries.  And it's all free!! (there are several security guards patrolling the cafeteria in case you had any ideas).  Working at Google would be a culinary delight, but one that would likely add a few extra pounds to the ol' frame.