My team hosted a farewell for me today, which was utterly sweet. Good fun; good food; good memories! This group of people do some amazing work and I’ve been proud to have stood beside each of you over these 13 years!
Thursday’s 18 on Draught: Rickard’s Red
Actually it was a Rickard’s Red and (from yesterday) a Sleeman Cream Ale.
Thursday’s dinner: Cava
This is Chef Chris MacDonald’s new abode on Yonge at St. Clair. Chris, of course, ran Avalon – one of Toronto’s finest French cuisine restaurants – until about a year ago when he closed it down and re-established camp further north on Yonge.
Lady Sarah, G and I visited tonight to try his tapas style menu.
In addition to these courses, we also ordered up:
- Watercrest and roasted beet salad with Valdeon & Marcona almonds;
- Croquetas de jamon; and,
- Porky beans.
We watered this down with Sangria (of course) considering we’re doing the Spanish tapas thing. All in all, the food was good. Not outstanding, granted. I did enjoy the tapas style for sure. The restaurant is tucked away and is very plain inside (though, as G says so often, lighting does everything for a room). I guess the question is would I return. Hmmmmm … probably not. Worth a visit once though.
Thursday’s mail: So You Think You Can Dance
We received our tickets in the mail today for the So You Think You Can Dance Summer Tour. We’ll be shuffling off to Buffalo at the end of September to see Travis, Benji, Heidi and Donyel perform at Shea’s Performing Arts Centre. Woohoo!