a week recap April 4, 2011
Another really busy and fun week. Made pho dinner plan for us with bff R & J last Wednesday night per R’s request — slowly simmered the stock for 7 hours while teaching, running to 1st Ave midtown for a meeting, back teaching another student until on the dot at 8:30 pm, as planned, started with 2 versions of Caipirinha, one ginger, one passion fruit (the sudden interest of Brazilian cocktails triggered by new friend Barbara), ended the dinner nicely with the best pho I have made so far. It was exhausting but fun. I made sooooo much that I was actually able to pack them up and feed Cyrus’ quartet the next day when they had their rehearsal Spent the next 2 days finishing up a website I designed, and on Saturday Cyrus drove us so smoothly in his gigantic “truck” to Baci & Abbracci in Brooklyn hanging with Barbara & Tom and a bunch of old and new friends, the food was really good! Next morning, I tagged along with the quartet to their concert at Delaware Valley College, the Chausson Piano Trio was totally my kind of bubbly super hormonal and romantic piece Love the road trip, we stopped at Frenchtown, NJ for lunch, it was the cutest and most colorful little town ever!! And Ayano, Catherine, and Joey were fun to hang with
Oh, and for all the kids in Taiwan, happy Children’s Day today!!