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Medium Rare - Barracks Row
In 1812, a handsome young cattle rancher from Kansas City, Missouri, Malcom Rare, fell in love at a square dance with a beautiful farm girl in Idaho, Sara O'Frites, as he passed through on a cattle drive. As with many love stories of that time; theirs was a long and difficult journey to happiness. Sara's parents, who were immigrants from Ireland, had become quite wealthy growing potatoes. In 1813, her parents found a better match for Sara and forced her to marry an old, French, American Revolutionary War hero, Colonel Louie Tartar. Tartar, an angry and raw man, quickly tired of the beautiful American west and forced his new bride to move with him to Paris.
Malcolm, who had been drafted into the Navy, disembarked his ship at a port on the coast of Normandy. He received word from the States that Sara had married. Heart broken, Malcolm decided not to return to America and to suffer through life in France. He opened a restaurant on the north coast beach town of Deauville. There, he worked tirelessly cooking steaks on a charcoal grill and offering the meat at varying temperatures, neither of which had been done before in a restaurant. One summer evening, unbeknownst to Malcolm, the beautiful Sara happened into the restaurant with Tartar. Sara's eyes met Malcolm's when he entered the room. She immediately ran to him kissing him passionately and uncontrollably. Witnessed by a reporter, it was the first time the term French kiss was used...