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? $\endgroup$ – Arnaud Mortier Mar 10 '19 at 15:05
  • $\begingroup$ Peebles is a town in Scotland. $\endgroup$ – Gareth McCaughan Mar 10 '19 at 15:22
  • $\begingroup$ @GarethMcCaughan But then the starters have only one ingredient, unlike all the other lines. $\endgroup$ – Arnaud Mortier Mar 10 '19 at 20:38
  • $\begingroup$ @ArnaudMortier but they all contain two proper names. $\endgroup$ – Weather Vane Mar 10 '19 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 '19 at 8:03

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 '19 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 '19 at 12:37
  • $\begingroup$ What about (rot13) svqry'f oebgure for Castro? $\endgroup$ – Fillet Mar 11 '19 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 '19 at 12:39
  • $\begingroup$ Great job. However, I confirm that glacé does mean coated or topped with sugar (or something else, chocolate, gianduja, etc.) $\endgroup$ – Arnaud Mortier Mar 11 '19 at 12:58

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