Friday, September 16, 2011

Something Different

On Wednesday eve, I went to the Sunday Times Piet Byleveld dinner with @WhizBangLouLou at The Local Grill in Parkhurst. Was so nice to do something different like that. And we both bought his book and got them signed (who can resist a signed copy of a book??).

It was kinda weird, sitting at these tables of about 12 not knowing anyone else ... ever stayed at a small hotel or b&b where they seat all the guests together at dinner? Yeah like that. Although we were by far the youngest at our table and pretty much kept to ourselves. The starters were amazing. A wide variety of different plates of food shared among everyone. The only downside is that it's hard to actually get to and store all these big plates on those tables.

After our starters, Piet and Hanlie (the actual author) got up to speak. It was really very interesting because I realised I've never really paid that much attention or been that aware of Serial Killers in South Africa. I guess because in real life it tends to drag along over years.

Then it was time for mains and I had their chicken dish. Basil Pesto and Sweet chili sauce are a bit of a strange combo. Then they got up again and took some questions from the audience while we got our dessert, which although tasted delish, was a rather small portion (but suited me fine).

And then we queued to get our books signed and headed home.

Last night The Trucker came over after cricket and I'd got us some take-out from Luca's ... I had a craving for their salad :) Was a nice eve, I feel like I haven't really seen him in a while (especially with him so distracted by work chaos last weekend).

1 comment:

Tamara said...

Sounds like a cool if somewhat random event :-)

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