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Saturday, April 14, 2007

Painting the Town Red

Ned and I went out with friends to an old favorite the other night, L’Espalier. Because these were people I did not know very well, but whom I really wanted to know, I found that it was one of those situations where all around me were interesting conversations. I kept wanting to continue with one but then to turn and get in on another. To make matters more challenging, this is one of those kind of restaurants where there seem to be like four waiters for every table, plus the maitre d, and every time food is decided upon there is huge conversation about that. Just as every time food is brought, the waiter must interrupt your conversation to announce what it is and how it is cooked and what is interesting about it (“espresso essence?”) Not only that, they also brought over food that the chef wanted us to try. An all around experience, but being a real talker/listener, I did not need to have the waiters be so much a part of it!!

Tabblo: Going Out

Ned and I went out to dinner with friends the other night, to a lovely restaurant in Boston (L’Espalier).  Gorgeous food, sumptuous surroundings, and a lot of laughs.See my Tabblo>


I kinda dig when the waiters know a lot of food and can talk about it. It almost makes the meal taste better, sometimes. I guess, it’s all food porn and I am a total sucker for it.

But I agree – it can be disruptive for getting to know new people – for that, I recommend tapas! 🙂

I haven’t been to L’Espalier yet. I would like to try it. So far, our favorite in this town is Radius.

— added by Shannon Brooke Davis on Saturday, April 14, 2007 at 6:15 pm

Gorgeous food, sumptuous surroundings, and a lot of laughs. …

and a gorgeous woman in a hot red dress.



— added by Anonymous on Wednesday, April 18, 2007 at 7:31 pm