7.12.2006

Christy Burks loves passion fruit

Today in New York, Meghann and I spent hours and hours at Barnard Library poring through the zine collection. Meghann spent most of the day at the copier, running off reams of pages of zines. She was almost comatose by the end, but we now have a wealth of research materials.




Today was a very good food day. We ate bagels for lunch, after a misbegotten subway ride that dropped us off at least a mile from where we wanted to be, and no taxis in sight--so we were good and hungry by the time we ate the bagels. And then tonight we had an incredible dinner at Tabla, a restaurant where Christy Burks works as a pastry chef. It was upscale Indian, and it was phenomenal food. Biffle, I'm so sorry you weren't here--you would have loved it. For desert we had lots of delicious things, including a complimentary plate of sorbets sent to us because the kitchen staff knew it was Christy. She asked us what our favorite flavor was, and then answered for us: "Passion fruit. It's the best fruit. That's your favorite."

4 comments:

Maig said...

This post makes me smile and say: "yay!" - in a content, happy for you I wanna see all those zines and be in a library in New York for hours gleeful yay. Nice post, Alison.

claire said...

Did you have the artichoke samosas?? The donut holes?? That is the best looking menu.....no Rochester version is there? Not in the land of white hots.

Alison said...

Maig: I'm glad you've enjoyed the NYC posts so much! You'd probably really enjoy NYC itself--you should come here!

Claire: No artichoke samosas, but I did have the donut holes. Phenomenal. Incredible avocado salad, chick pea masala, bacon naan, curried fish and pork...mmmm...

Charlie said...

that food looks like it doesn't suck one bit.