I feel now that gastronomical perfection can be reached in these combinations: one person dining alone, usually upon a couch or a hill side; two people, of no matter what sex or age, dining in a good restaurant; six people, of no matter what sex or age, dining in a good home.
An Alphabet for Gourmets [MFK Fisher]
October 30th, 2008 8:30 p.m.
chicken and dumplings
whole wheat boule
cranberry apple tartlets with a vanilla glaze
gin and tonics
(with a late appearance by one sam cassidy)
so, we may have been one or two more than six and it was probably slightly drunker than MFK would have imagined (not by much), but last night is the kind of night that i would like to have more of in my life..