It was an evening full of beautiful things:
the palate--fresh shrimp spring rolls with two dipping sauces-one sweet one nutty, galangal soup with mushrooms and chicken topped with basil and cilantro and peppers, steamed/salted edamame, sticky rice with the perfect amount of "stick", and for dessert homemade mango coconut sorbet! Bravo sweet Shannon!
the place--clean, well-lighted (a nod to Hemingway) with touches of true artistry and appreciation. then Shannon's Scott led Lucy to the "happy strawberries"-these were ripe and next to three large planters full of vegetables and goodness. In the shed was a shop, where we saw a jaw-droppingly crafted portrait artist's easel made of walnut wood.
the people--as you can see in the picture, they put off some sort of calm and classic glow, they were a delight and people as beautiful as their surroundings.
Delicious, Shannon--both food and found friendship. Thank you.