straight from the museum, you quickly walk down the street into this restaurant. it has a simple concept that works. soup + bread + apple. a perfect combination. sometimes, too many choices is a bad thing.
then you arrive back at your friend’s place! the loft of a lovely… house. apartment. you aren’t sure what exactly it is, because this type of housing doesn’t really exist in american culture, but it’s still a very lovely place.
now, the real show begins. your favorite part. watching someone cook. first up, N slices some bread into cubes and sautés them in some butter and oil to make some croutons. with some salt and pepper as well. so tasty. you pop a few in your mouth just to to make sure they’re good. and then you pick at the burnt ones because you just love burnt food.
then she starts on the vinaigrette. some whole grain mustard and some normal mustard. later she adds garlic, lemon juice, olive oil, salt, pepper, and…. especially for you because you absolutely adore it… the beloved maple syrup. normally she doesn’t add it. but when you’re around, she makes sure to sneak it into everything.
then some capers from italy (she was just in venice). they are salted, so she rinses them off in some water. look at that difference! and the salad begins to take shape on the plate with the first layer of greens…
after that it’s bon appétit!
and and and and and and and and and and a photo of the strawberries that you bought and ate in quebec from the summer before!
which reminds you: just a few more months until strawberry season… ! ! !!
it’s your favorite fruit, so all those exclamation marks are justified.