Using the starter and main course as examples, fill in the menu by adding the type of beverage required for the dessert.

Peebles goat cheese and Vietnamese bread in the manner of Machiavelli

Main course
Paraguayan artist Joan Castro’s sugar-coated shark dish

Childlike author Charlotte Hitler’s sour herring and [alcoholic beverage]

  • $\begingroup$ Just out of curiosity: in what country do peebles count as an ingredient? $\endgroup$ Mar 10, 2019 at 15:05
  • $\begingroup$ Peebles is a town in Scotland. $\endgroup$
    – Gareth McCaughan
    Mar 10, 2019 at 15:22
  • $\begingroup$ @GarethMcCaughan But then the starters have only one ingredient, unlike all the other lines. $\endgroup$ Mar 10, 2019 at 20:38
  • $\begingroup$ @ArnaudMortier but they all contain two proper names. $\endgroup$ Mar 10, 2019 at 21:02
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    $\begingroup$ You guys weren't confused enough yet, so I went ahead and added a few words on each line to throw you off. $\endgroup$
    – Jafe
    Mar 11, 2019 at 8:03

1 Answer 1


We might, for instance, serve

Spätlese wine

with the dessert.


Peebles [Na Pùballan] goat cheese [chèvre] and Vietnamese bread [Bánh mì] in the manner of [à la] Machiavelli [Niccolò]

Main course:

Paraguayan [Guaraní] artist Joan [Miró] Castro’s [Raúl] sugar-coated [glacé] shark dish [Kæstur hákarl].


Childlike [naïve] author Charlotte [Brontë] Hitler’s [Führer] sour herring [Surströmming] and ...

Notice that

each course has one of each vowel suitably accented -- but the original version of the puzzle had fewer items on each line, so I'm not sure whether that's explicitly intended to be a constraint or not. Either way, my answer respects the constraint.

Credit where due:

NudgeNudge spotted Guaraní. Fillet spotted Raúl. Thanks! (Reader, if you liked this answer, consider finding something of theirs and voting it up.)

  • $\begingroup$ Wow, great job! Maybe rot13(cnenthnlna vf thnenaí, juvyr negvfg Wbna vf Zveó nf lbh fnvq). Also rot13(pbhyq Uvgyre or Süuere? Naq abg Svqry ohg uvf oebgure Enúy?). $\endgroup$
    – NudgeNudge
    Mar 11, 2019 at 12:36
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    $\begingroup$ I was just about to edit my answer to reflect the second part of that, having noticed my inability to count to five; hadn't thought of the first half, though. $\endgroup$
    – Gareth McCaughan
    Mar 11, 2019 at 12:37
  • $\begingroup$ What about (rot13) svqry'f oebgure for Castro? $\endgroup$
    – Fillet
    Mar 11, 2019 at 12:38
  • $\begingroup$ Duh, of course. Also, I just noticed I failed to credit NudgeNudge appropriately in my last edit. Fixing things now. $\endgroup$
    – Gareth McCaughan
    Mar 11, 2019 at 12:39
  • $\begingroup$ Great job. However, I confirm that glacé does mean coated or topped with sugar (or something else, chocolate, gianduja, etc.) $\endgroup$ Mar 11, 2019 at 12:58

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