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Jay Lake
Date: 2009-04-23 18:33
Subject: [personal] A dinner in New York City
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Tags:cheese, food, new york, personal, photos, travel
A rather nice dinner in New York City last night, at Tarffalli y Vino just off Union Square. That's an elegant little wine bar with a nice Italian menu. maryrobinette and rosefox organized it for me, though maryrobinette was only to make it by for dessert. We had a nice turn out, including rosefox, mf_lives, KA, sinboy, squirrelmadness (without jaborwhalky, unfortunately), delkytlar, misofuhni, NF from the Day Jobbe, saycestsay, suricattus, douglascohen, and the sadly tardy maryrobinette.

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I'd ordered some appetizers in advance, including a nice duck confit, a terrific fried chevre, and cheese plates consisting of Sottocenere al Tartuffo, Epoisses, Garroxta, a chevre whose name escapes me now, and Blacksticks, a Lancashire blue with a strong resemblance to Shropshire.

Dinner was very nouveau, with elegantly modest portions, but quite tasty. Some wine flowed — I had a pinot grigio, while suricattus had something Basque she'd never tried before. Conversation flowed around the table quite nicely. I felt very welcomed in New York by old friends and new.

Thank you everyone who made it out for this.

Originally published at jlake.com.

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ellen datlow
User: ellen_datlow
Date: 2009-04-24 02:36 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Sorry I missed it! No one told me (sniff)
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2009-04-24 03:41 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I should have sent you an email! I blogged it repeatedly, but I guess you missed it. :(
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ellen datlow
User: ellen_datlow
Date: 2009-04-24 03:43 (UTC)
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My fault then. I haven't followed your blog lately--just happened on it an hour ago. No foul :-)
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International Bon Vivant and Raconteur
User: nick_kaufmann
Date: 2009-04-24 03:42 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Looks like everyone had a good time!
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Evelyn
User: jaborwhalky
Date: 2009-04-24 03:57 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
My life sucks, Work called me in and money is good and I did not wish to piss off work as they where short..

GHA!!!

BTW THANK YOU FOR DRAGON FROM THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WORLD! YA!!!!!
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Douglas Cohen
User: douglascohen
Date: 2009-04-24 04:20 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Yeah, great dinner. Hope your flight home was better than your fight to NY!
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scarlettina: Social butterfly
User: scarlettina
Date: 2009-04-24 05:17 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Social butterfly
Sounds like it was a lovely evening. Had I known you were seeing suricattus I would have asked you to give her a hug for me. Ah well...
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G. D. Falksen
User: squirrelmadness
Date: 2009-04-24 05:45 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
It was a wonderful evening, sir. Thank you again. And furthermore, very nice selection of cheeses.
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Sean P. Fodera
User: delkytlar
Date: 2009-04-24 14:44 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Between work and my family, I don't get many opportunities to spend an evening with like-minded friends. This was a very relaxing, fun and interesting evening. I enjoyed it greatly. And it was great meeting you person finally, Jay. I hope business brings you back to our city (under better travel circumstances) soon.
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2009-04-24 14:54 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Thank you, sir. You were most hospitable!
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Laura Anne Gilman
User: suricattus
Date: 2009-04-24 16:43 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Glad I could make it, excellent to see you, and could you pass along NF's e-mail address, please? She got mine but my head was too fogged-up from the cold to think of getting her card!
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2009-04-24 17:40 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Done! Let me know if you don't get it via email.
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Kelly Green
User: saycestsay
Date: 2009-04-25 14:30 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
That was too much fun; perhaps the best time I've had in New York yet! Thank you, Jay.

oh and the cheeses! Golly. Though the deconstructed lasagne took a bit getting used to it was quite excellent.

Also great seeing all those other "New Yorkers of like mind."
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