Saturday, January 19, 2008

Late AHA blogging

Late AHA blogging


Right -- so it's been ages. I can only say that I came home from AHA to prep and moving office, which has been very interesting. That and start of the semester. Serious blogging to re-commence soon, as part of my goal to write something purposeful every day. But for now, I am posting Blogger meet-up pix -- dinner with Pilgrim/Heretic. Sorry about the focus -- I'm still learning to use the new camera and also, I need new glasses.

P/H, her LWI, and I went to a place for dinner where we could order lots of small things and share. Here's what we had. Apologies for not cutting -- I can't remember the code at the moment.


Out of focus, but this is a lovely field greens salad big enough for three. Very nice vinaigrette -- just simple and tasty.


Pizza Margherita -- close to perfect, I thought.


A Quail! on Polenta! with lovely little olives!


One of the many good things about blogger dinners is finding you and your friends have similar tastes. The menu offered several sardine preparations, and we were all of one mind that they needed to be included. We chose the most simple variation -- salted sardines with butter and lovely bread.



My personal favourite: duck and rabbit rillettes. Very rich, and delicately seasoned. yum!

Add wine/beer, and it was very nice. But really, as wonderful as the food was, it ws nothing compared to the company. If ever I find myself regretting blogging, I will be able to argue that it has done me far more good than ill. Through this blog, I have made friends who I know will be RL friends for life. How cool is that?

8 comments:

squadratomagico said...

mmmmm..... margherita pizza....

[You should hear this in the voice that Homer Simpson uses when contemplating doughnuts.]

Everything looks wonderful!

Ancarett said...

*envy* I love polenta! And good company for a good meal is certainly to be cherished.

Jonathan Dresner said...

I was with you right up to the salted sardines....

Where was this? Doesn't look like the food at any of the places I ended up.

Best meal I had was lunch at the Omni: I had their crabcake appetizer, which was meaty, and came on a pool of corn chowder. Add the rolls, and it was a fantastic little meal. Second best was the Mediterranean at the IHE/Cliopatria dinner: kabobs and dolmades!

Another Damned Medievalist said...

It was at a place called Two Amys, up near the cathedral. Kind of a hike from the hotels, but worth it.

jo(e) said...

Going out to dinner with friends is always my favourite part of any conference.

Pilgrim/Heretic said...

Mmmm, now I'm hungry again. That was the best evening of the conference, by far. Yay for blogging friends becoming RL friends!

Belle said...

That pizza is amazing. Hoping it tasted as good as it looks!

John said...

Wow!!! What a delicious food, I really want some. Yes it is nice to blog, its give you the happiness of doing something productive and also give you lot of good real friends.I know the feeling...
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