Monday, July 22, 2013
A Whistler Weekend and a Book Recommendation
And we enjoyed a fabulous meal at the critically acclaimed Araxi. Somehow, we'd booked our table for the wrong night, but luckily we discovered this with enough time that we were able to get a spot on the terrace . . . for 5:15! Way too early, unless you plan to begin with oysters and wine, and to stretch out your afternoon/evening meal through several courses. . . . And still have time for shopping later (the stores accommodatingly stay open until 10 on a summer Saturday).
and then a gorgeous little platter of crepes, stuffed with smoked salmon and Dungeness crab, rolled and sliced up sushi style. So good. . .
And having stuck to small plates, I felt justified in ordering dessert of roasted cherries with a scoop of house-made Tahitian vanilla ice cream. Mmmmmmm. . . .
here where I've posted about Richard C. Morais' novel The Hundred-Foot Journey, perfect summer reading if you like stories about family and food that settle you down in places you'd love to visit -- Mumbai, Paris, London, and the world of restaurant culture. Let me know if you read it, and we can compare notes.