Anatomy of a Dinner Party: a day in the life of a hospitalityaholic

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Highland Bakery

Saturday, November 14th, 2009


Happy Saturday, Darlings! Yesterday (and today) have been just gorgeous outside. Perfect for an alfresco date with girlfriends.

Sweet friend Laura, the Weary Publicist, Patricia, Miss Diane, new friends Angela and Thomas (not a gf – but a bonus friend!) met up at the Highland Bakery for a Friday lunch made just for catching up on each other’s lives.

Much ado has been made about the Highland Bakery’s White Chicken Chili. So it seemed appropos to order said chili. Hmmm…maybe Thomas and I spent too much time rearranging the chili for its photo op, but I just couldn’t get on board with everyone else’s opinion. It seemed to lack much chicken and was mostly beans. The jalapeno foccacia served alongside the chili, however, was terrific. Miss Diane really enjoyed her burger and I have to admit, it looked delectable.

White Chicken Chili

White Chicken Chili

Miss Diane's Burger

Miss Diane's Burger

But it was a great time to catch up with friends. The weather was so gorgeous that Miss Diane and I took a stroll around the neighborhood to walk off the calories we had just consumed. The sun was shining and the leaves were changing.

It’s not always about the food. Although that coconut cupcake sure looked yummy….

xoxo, Patti