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2/19 + 2/20: 4 MILES + SUPPER CLUB AT STEPH’S

when your weekend involves a 6-person candlelit dinner w/ fork-tender, savory braised short ribs over polenta (that have been kissed w/ a bit of goat cheese) + a “fig-net” dessert of fernet-soaked figs w/ oats and ice cream you’re gonna find yourself in a pretty good place

cheers to Steph for hosting and reaffirming that Supper Club is one of the best decisions we’ve made :)

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10/4: 5th ANNUAL TASTE OF PERKINS

:: Perkins School for the Blind ::

one of my best buddies, Steph is the Graphics + Events Coordinator for Perkins, and she kindly invited fellow food enthusiast, Ashley and I to their 5th annual Taste event / it was held on their leafy green, serenely New England campus in this building that boasted an impressive Gothic tower, made eerily beautiful by the evening fog

stepping into the main event, we sampled yummy passed h’orderves from Max catering—shrimp skewers; mozz + cherry tomatoes; a tiny triangle of grilled cheese sandwich

and then we stepped into the Taste event, where, blindfolded, we were guided across a large room until we reached a tasting table / …I lost all sense of where I was; voices around us became our walls; it was totally disorienting / …what a gift to be able to see, and how often have I taken that for granted

our guide directed us to reach across our plate to the left and right, sampling the following items: Ginger Fried Beet Skewer w/ Japanese Mayo, like a dense veggie chip; Taiwan-style Dumpling; super gooey and tasty Lemon Vanilla Toasted Meringue; and a Salted Caramel Cracklin’ Truffle that reminded me of a Klondike Crunch bar / we could identify flavors like salt and citrus immediately, yet struggled with the subtleties, like the Japanese mayo

and then we moved on to wines! / first a sweet Cranberry Blush, followed by a dry Chianti, and then a complex Malbec / it was difficult to guess what these were

…Perkins opened in 1829 as the nation’s first school for the blind, and it’s a worldwide organization today / I’d like to thank them for hosting a really enlightening event—for wisely knowing that we learn best through experience—and for offering such tasty nibbles as we confronted this new darkness

P.S. Steph, thank you for the invitation! :)

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