Escape ... with a dose of island heat

English translation: Exchange the cold for the warm atmosphere of an Indonesian island

08:25 Jan 26, 2016
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English term or phrase: Escape ... with a dose of island heat
Escape the unforgiving Midwest winter with a dose of island heat at Dutch chef David de Quay's eponymous Lincoln Park joint, where the palate-tingling flavours of old colonial bedfellows Holland and Indonesia come together to add a generous dose of gezellig to the local scene.
Ivan Niu
China
Local time: 19:54
Selected answer:Exchange the cold for the warm atmosphere of an Indonesian island
Explanation:
It may be cold outside, but in this restaurant it's lovely and warm, both literally (presumably) and figuratively - the warmth of an Indonesian atmosphere. Restaurants are often referred to as islands (as diners can feel so removed from the outside world), but in this case it has a double meaning as Indonesia itself is also composed of islands.

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Spices are also very important in Indonesian cuisine, with many dishes being very "hot" in that sense too. I don't think that's the main intention of "heat" here though.
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Sheila Wilson
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Local time: 12:54
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escape ... with a dose of island heat
Exchange the cold for the warm atmosphere of an Indonesian island


Explanation:
It may be cold outside, but in this restaurant it's lovely and warm, both literally (presumably) and figuratively - the warmth of an Indonesian atmosphere. Restaurants are often referred to as islands (as diners can feel so removed from the outside world), but in this case it has a double meaning as Indonesia itself is also composed of islands.

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Note added at 2 hrs (2016-01-26 10:45:34 GMT)
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Spices are also very important in Indonesian cuisine, with many dishes being very "hot" in that sense too. I don't think that's the main intention of "heat" here though.

Sheila Wilson
Spain
Local time: 12:54
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