Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Old Farts

Last night we celebrated Rob Bailey's 50th birthday at a private and intimate gathering of twenty-something at Tuscany's on Bowen Island. You can view all the gory details on Rob's blog, where he documents his family's seven month journey from Canada to India in search of real Indian food.

While we envy their impending gastronomic adventure, we're going to dearly miss sharing our joint passions for food and drink where often the mere mention of swine can bring on a mouth orgasm, much like the crown roast of pork prepared by Christophe and Rob did last night. *succulent slurps*

Preparation of the paella was a good dry run for Jesee's upcoming appearance at Tuscany's Feasts for Foodies (una Noche en España) on December 10th . As the guest chef, he will prepare an authentic menu of delectable tapas and paella. Entertainment will be provided by Juan de Marias and Mimbre Flamenco. For reservations to this festive evening, call 604.947.0550.

Should you wish to leave the car at home, try taking the Bowen Island Express, a convenient water taxi service that runs hourly from Granville Island to Bowen Island in 20 minutes.

I'd like to share again, a quote that holds true in our home...

“To be a gourmet you must start early, as you must begin riding early to be a good horseman. You must live in France, your father must have been a gourmet. Nothing in life must interest you but your stomach.”

-Ludwig Bemelmans