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I'd forgotten what fun restaurants could be after-hours... - Mark's Journal
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I'd forgotten what fun restaurants could be after-hours...
After a fabulous dinner with friends last night at [info]Dijon Bistro I turned my ice-encrusted car on, cranked the defroster, and wandered back into the restaurant to chat for a few. Two and a half hours later...

Yes, I realized after a few minutes I wasn't going anywhere, and turned the car off. Anyway, at the end of the night, Mark and his sous-chef were joined by several friends who work elsewhere, and they convinced me to stay and serve as a judge for their Iron Chef competition. Mark went up against a girl who works at the hospital and isn't even a professional cook!

Practically eating two dinners in the span of a few hours isn't good for my weight loss plan, but getting to try some dishes invented on the spur of the moment by two talented people who've been handed a bag of random ingredients was a blast.

It was nearly 1am before I resumed defrosting my car and drove back up the hill, guessing (correctly) that I'd be getting an early-morning wake-up call from Jeff with weather-related school closings.

It was worth it.
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emaline412 From: emaline412 Date: January 7th, 2009 03:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
Sounds like SUCH a fun night!
I love that you have such a community of friends and fun built up in Ithaca. I look forward to living here long enough that I can do it as well.
Great new icon, too.
tess_azure From: tess_azure Date: January 7th, 2009 03:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
Sounds awesome! What did they serve? And who won? :-)
aregulardyke From: aregulardyke Date: January 7th, 2009 04:12 pm (UTC) (Link)

Do Tell !

I was wondering the same thing ... LOL ...
callusdew From: callusdew Date: January 7th, 2009 04:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
Sometimes, you just have to seize opportunities like that. It's sounds like it was a blast.
shaynabelle From: shaynabelle Date: January 7th, 2009 04:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
That sounds like so much fun!!
sandowl From: sandowl Date: January 7th, 2009 07:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
You KNOW what I'm going to say.
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