Monday, November 15, 2010
Celebrating the Belgian King
We arrived and greeted the ambassador and my friend Myriam, were served a glass of champagne and then feasted on a variety of appetizers that were among the best I've ever tasted. Taking pictures would've been tacky so my description will have to suffice! I especially enjoyed the ones made with shrimp and the cheese was simply divine. When the dessert tartlets showed up, I was in heaven. I indulged in one with strawberries and cream, one with lemon meringue, and the Pièce de résistance was the one with these gorgeous, huge raspberries on top of cream nestled in a beautiful pie crust. Yum.
We knew a few folks from the diplomatic circle and met a wonderful Belgian business man and his wife. All in all a fun and different experience and certainly a warmer environment than our fair city offered us today.