Before the weekend could start, I had to wait around for a 5pm meeting with a group of engineers. Imagine, setting a meeting up for a 5pm on a Friday?!* … and they arrived late! Gugh!
Anyhow, that done, I was certainly ready for a drink and luckily we were invited to Lady Sarah’s for dinner and poker. It was a super night with lots of good food, friends and fun. Lady Sarah and Geoff made chicken with a Dijon sauce; a fabutastic salad; and this totally unique sweet potato and blue cheese casserole; dessert was nutella with lots of fruit to dip in it.
1) the fruit tray; 2) Molly; 3) Max
G ended up the big winner in roulette by playing everything on black 35 and winning! Eight hundred something dollars lucky bugger! Now Lady Sarah and Model JoJo know how to party and – truth be told – G and I left Rosedale a wee bit tipsy and fell into bed at 3:00 blessed AM.
Saturday’s show: The Innocent Eye Test
At the Royal Alexandria Theatre and based on Tansey’s famous painting (see below).
Sorry, I just did not get this farce at all?! Granted there was totally gratuitous full frontal male nudity in it (bonus!) but the show itself, horrible. Avoid!
You’d have to look waaaay up to see us at the Alex
The Final Four
And the winners are UCLA and Florida. The Florida game was good; the Bruins game (yawn) boring. My prediction is UCLA over Florida in one OT.
To celebrate the Final Four we always host a ‘wing night’ where we prepare real french pommes frites (with yummy cajun mustard mayo) and real buffalo chicken wings (with blue cheese dipping sauce of course). We try to limit this annual adventure to once/year simply because of the fat involved. We deep fry everything ourselves out on the balcony. Again, this year, it was super yummy! Warning: clicking on these pictures could be dangerous to your health (well, not the salad one though).
4) real buffalo chicken wings made with Frank’s, of course
We served a delicious “Toasted Head” Cab Sav with these (highly recommended) and Condo Queen Katherine brought (loving sigh from me and she as Britons) “Boddingtons” Pub Ale Beer.
I left home this morning to a chorus of “Deserter! Deserter!” from G and headed to a rendezvous with Tennis Star Suzie at Casa Loma at noon. However, she is swamped with work so I ended up seeing Toronto’s famous castle stag. Believe it or not, I’ve never been in all my years and was glad I finally got to see this beautiful private home. Here’s some pictures from my visit.
(which you too can rent)
From Casa Loma I walked down to the HotDocs box office in Sonic Records on Bloor (at Bathurst) and bought my festival pass. Woohoo! I will be seeing:
- Eye on the Guy/In a Perfect World;
- Raised to be Heroes/They Chose China;
- Abduction: The Megumi Yokata Story (with thanks to YNOTswim!)
- The Last Communist;
- Mystic Ball; and,
- Fata Morgana.
And maybe a few more … he he he … again, if you’re interested in any of these, shout or email and you can join me and/or G.