May 18th, 2010

Us May 09

Robert's birthday dinner at Lumiere

Last night we went to celebrate rsc's birthday at Lumiere in West Newton. I'd read reviews before and when I saw a recent reference in the Globe because the chef, Michael Leviton, had been nominated again for a James Beard award I suggested it.

It was a most excellent meal; The Menu looked quite interesting; we had the Chef's Menu with wine pairings - one advantage of going this approach is that no decisions have to be made. It was five courses with an amuse bouche and whatever the equivalent at the end. Sometimes at good restaurants when you order tea you get lukewarm water and a box of tea bags; not so here. There was a nice pot and an egg timer to tell you when it was ready.

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MotssCon XXIII - day 1

OK, so it was over 3 weeks ago... But here come some pictures from the MotssCon in Miami Beach and environs.

This was the 23rd annual one and the 20th consecutive one that we've gone to. soc.motss (originally net.motss) was created in 1983 as a Usenet newsgroup and still exists although not as active; many of the now or past active posters have met face-to-face.

On the first day we went to a number of places (Robert is Here, Fruit and Spice Park, and Schnebly Winery) that sold interesting food products.

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That evening we went to Michael's Genuine Food and Drink for a fancy dinner that was quite wonderful.