Trying to get back into the City Reflections blog. Had lunch today with our wonderful young friends Ayesha and Rumee at Finch Tea House — Pender@Homer. I had a great brie, pear, walnut plate (complete with baguette). All of the rest of the orders looked good.
I am in wonder at how Ayesha and Rumee find new places in the downtown to explore.
Dave and I seem “stuck” in our routines. For example, Saturday lunch is at Scuie — at Pender & Howe. Or is it the joy of habit. The routine. Knowing what is going to happen. I think partly it is the people at Scuie. Well — it might be the great pizza. But when you go every Saturday for lunch, you get to know the people who help you. First of all Emiliano — who has now abandoned us in favour of working Monday-Friday at the Scuie in the HSBC building at Georgia & Hornby. Now we know Rodrigo and arghh — have forgotten his wonderful Italian name.
That is it. We feel like we are in Italy – just for an hour or so. How great is that in a city on the west coast of North America.
We usually have the pizza. Sometimes I have a glass of their red wine. The space is right too. Outside and inside. The right size. Generally the right volume.
It just feels like the weekend. How great is that!