Abalone fillets, quickly fried in sizzling butter and garlic over a fire, are followed by fried sliced potatoes, then by sage-and-herb spiced venison sausages wrapped in dense, chewy bread, accompanied by white wine chilled in seawater and followed by coffee with home-made chocolate-walnut brownies.
However, a good descriptive passage appeals to at least three senses and, in this case, the scenery matches the food:
"They stood in silence, looking out over infinite blue, along the steep green coastline, down at the white curl of foam along the sand and the arch of the waterfall." (p. 440)
"As the sun sank toward the western horizon the Pacific became a glittering road of eye-hurting brightness. The cliffs turned ruddy with the sunset..." (p. 443)
"The sun vanished in a line of red fire and hot gold among the clouds on the western horizon. Stars began to appear above the low crescent moon..." (ibid.)
"The flotsam burned with a snap and crackle, flames flickering blue and green with the salts dried into the wood." (ibid.)
Here, the senses are taste, sight and hearing. Snap and crackle are heard as is silence.