The one pot absinthe dinner at Cremant was a great evening. Everyone gathered in the cozy Salon du Jardin and sampled an absinthe. Next came stuffed vine dried tomatoes and a squash soup followed by a deliciously perfect cassoulet -- a hearty match for the first week of fall. More absinthe. Folks get louder. And funnier. Holly was cracking me up.
Some really interesting and nice folks -- one from Alaska sharing some Palin stories. It didn't get too political though. The perfectness of the autumn evening felt like a nice escape from the general anxiety out here.
The absinthe and liquid chocolate helped, too.