As I got up from the breakfast-table in the vast, chandelier-dotted dining room at St Moritz's most distinguished hotel to collect my soft-boiled Swiss egg, my napkin slipped towards the thick red carpet.
It started out well, with a soft-boiled egg with a morel cream and truffle mouillettes (toasted fingers of bread to dip into the egg), and then a lobster tempura on a bed of ceps, with a velouté de cèpe poured all around.
It would be fun to eat soft-boiled eggs using the set shown in Plate XVI, which was found in the original fitted box.
John Tyler actually sat in this breakfast nook and ate soft-boiled eggs from those egg cups.
The next day, Maxence soft-boiled the eggs (eight minutes, as per the lady's instructions), while I slivered one of the truffles thinly.
I'd like an order for two, please, one soft-boiled egg for two, a half order of buttered toast.
She comes home to cook her breakfast of oatmeal and a soft-boiled egg.
Amazing in the sense that I was amazed by it - singular: one large pasta parcel, which had a soft-boiled egg yolk at the centre and cream cheese on the outside, with the leek on top and the ratatouille underneath.
I'm sure Senyor Adria's soft-boiled quails' eggs in a caramel glaze, his wild strawberries in Campari and his deconstructed paella were wasted on the music-trade bigwigs, who would have been happier at McDonald's.
Until this morning, I might have argued that it was the perfect breakfast - give or take a few buckwheat pancakes, a bowl of homemade granola and yogurt, or the occasional soft-boiled egg with toast, butter optional.