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Tout de Suite, Algiers Point, December 2, 2005

December 3 2005 at 11:13 AM

Mr. Lake  (Login CCampanella)



Lovely little coffee shop in Old Algiers.  Tonight Pete Vazquez (Marisol chef and owner) is doing the cooking.


Maria regaling us with her Red Cross/Jimmy Hoffa story.


Paula's reaction.

The Food:


 Cuban Black Bean Soup with Hard Cooked Egg, Red Onion and Duck Cracklin's


 Gen Tso's Spicy Pig's Tail and Red Spinach Salad.


 Willipa Bay Oyster Pan Roast with Country Bacon Biscuit.


 Confit Of Duck Hearts with Blanched Garlic-Potato Puree and Red Wine Sauce.


Seafood Soup -- I don't remember what Chef Pete called it.


 Alsatian Choucroute Garni with Coarse Mustard


 Braised Duck Legs with Brazilian Okra Salad and Black Bean Coconut Broth


 Valrhona Chocolate Mousse with Chestnut Cream

After dinner:


LakeviewGal expresses true delight over the Valo-Milk bars -- a gift from AlertReader.


While Lakeview is still in awe, Paula shows off her new S.L.U.T.S cup -- also a gift from Alert.


Maria is very glad to have a S.L.U.T.S cup, too.


JCG displays his Canadian/American flag pin.  I believe he and it flew the Concord.


All glad to be back home.


I won't mess with him (Chef Pete) but thank him for a wonderful meal.


Mr. Lake

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Mrs. Fury
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Chef Pete

December 5 2005, 9:53 PM 

Musta went on the Katrina diet. I lost about 9 pounds. He did better. Stress combined with no place to eat out will do that to ya.

I like kids. They taste like chicken.

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I gotta tell yall . . . .

October 17 2006, 2:53 AM 

being at that dinner was one of the most memorable experiences of my life!

The combination of GREAT food, WONDERFUL company and the fact that I had just gotten home from being evacuated only 3 days before and . . .
that here we were all together after that thing & the flood . . . that we had all lived thru it and UNDERSTOOD, made for a PRICELESS meal.

And I just wanted to let each & everyone of you know how much I appreciate yall.


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Mr. Lake
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Re: I gotta tell yall . . . .

October 17 2006, 11:48 AM 

That was a sort of magical night.  I agree with everything you said, Izzy.

Mr. Lake

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Nice post!! good to put some faces & names together...nm

October 18 2006, 3:23 PM 

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It was an honor...

October 30 2006, 10:20 PM 

...for me to be with y'all that night. I experienced Katrina only from a distance, but every bit of my heart was involved in it. My visits home are too few and far between, and the chance to get together with forum members is always special, but that evening was more so.


"It's too late in the world for flags."
- The Sand Pebbles, 1966

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