|FFWD ~ Provençal Vegetable Soup|
|I really enjoyed this wonderfully tasty soup…loved the addition of pesto|
|A taste of summer!|
I really enjoyed this dish….a perfectly delicious summer vegetable soup! The pesto was a wonderful addition. Now for the bad news…Bill did not like it! But that should not be a surprise…he doesn’t do veggies he can see! I say more for me!
|Enjoy, but wait for a cool day!|
On a different note, I spent last weekend in NYC with three of my Dorista friends. For me it seems incredible how quickly we felt comfortable with each other. Like old friends!
We all took trains in from our respective areas. Me from NJ, Cher from NY State, Betsy came down from Boston and met Diane in NY, and they took the train together into the city. We enjoyed some lovely meals, but none as fabulous as the one we ate Friday night at La Grenouille.
According to a NY Times article…La Grenouille is well into its fifth decade, and is still giving lessons in how an elegant French restaurant should be run. The scale is intimate, the floral arrangements spectacular, the cooking classic.
This was a perfect choice for a Dorista meet-up! Thank you, Diane for a great choice! After four years of cooking through Dories cookbook, "Around My French Table", we have cooked or baked many of the selections that were offered. It was fun to have a four-course meal, served so elegantly over several hours time.
|Floating Islands at La Grenouille…remember those?|
The High Line is a 1½ mile New York City linear park built on a 1.45-mile section of the elevated former New York Central Railroad spur called the West Side Line, which runs along the lower west side of Manhattan.
|Cher took this photo in front of Sullivan St. Bakery...|
|The girls at Chelsea Market…a fun day!|
|This is the High Line…Places to relax, beautiful foliage, and a great view stock photo|
|A water feature on the High Line…take off your shoes and cool off a bit stock photo|
When we finally got back to the hotel we were all quite tired. However, after a little rest we were dressed and out for dinner again. This time Italian! A very nice restaurant with outdoor dining, called Bistro Milano.
The next morning we all had breakfast together and headed home. As the train pulled out of Penn Station I was thinking about the great time we had, and how wonderful it is when virtual friends become the real thing! Happy Friday everyone!