8 March 2010: Art and food


Friends, I hope that you had a good weekend. Janice and I enjoyed the early spring warm spell by taking the commuter rail into Boston on Saturday, 6 March 2010. We went to the Museum of Fine Arts, specifically for the exhibits on the tomb of the Djehutynakhts, a prominent ancient Egyptian family, and Toulouse-Lautrec’s Paris.

That evening, I joined Thomas K.Y. and some of his friends for some anime and dinner at Khushboo Indian Restaurant. The food was good, but service was slow. Speaking of cuisine, on Sunday, Janice and I attended a cooking class/demonstration at Chiara Bistro in Dedham/Westwood, Massachusetts. The menu, which included leek and “sunchoke” soup, Coq au Vin, crème caramel, and coconut macaroons, was expertly prepared and introduced by Chef Steve LaCount, also the proprietor.

Janice and I had a humbler but still good early dinner at Wild Willy’s Burgers back in Needham. I missed most of the latest Academy Awards, but since I hadn’t seen many of the films nominated for Oscars, I would have been watching more for the celebrities than
their works.

Between a slightly longer commute to my employer’s modern new offices in Newton, some late-night karaoke from our next-door neighbors, and the Pathfinder: “Holy Steel” teleconferencing team and other role-playing games (I may be running the D20 “Gaslight Grimoire” steampunk/fantasy for the face-to-face group soon), I’ve fallen behind again in sleep, reading, and writing, but I’ll try to post more later this week.