Recently I went to Masa's, a very tony restaurant in SF (it was supposed to be a surprise for the OH, but he figured it out beforehand). The chef at Masa's is Ron Siegel, famous for besting Iron Chef Sakai in Battle Lobster. I don't like lobster either, but when Siegel reproduced his Iron Chef meal at his former restaurant, Charles Nob Hill, I went, and he did indeed feature the lobster in ways I liked.
Anyway, at Masa's, my dish came with brussels sprouts on the side. I figured I would try them again - if anyone can cook brussels sprouts in a way that I can tolerate, Ron Siegel can, right?
I ate one. I still hate them.