Saturday, September 22, 2012

Food & Fellowship

Laughter is brightest where food is best.
Irish proverb

Eight lucky people 'won' the silent auction prize of dinner in the church parlour. None of us knew what to expect. One person suspected that we would be served the cold plate dinner of sandwich quarters and pickles that is normal fare at her church. Thankfully, that was not the case. Rather, we were dazzled by the table decked out with linen and crystal and a centerpiece composed of fresh sage, kale, basil, rosemary and parsley, and amazed by the flavours and presentation of each course. With good food and good wine there was much conviviality around the table of strangers who were drawn together for a single evening. Fellowship springs up in unexpected places.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

odd the knife and fork are reversed. mmh.

Shari said...

In this case, the menu rests between two place settings, but your comment got me to thinking that switching the cutlery's positions would add dynamism to a meal. hmmmm.