The morning started with Andy reviewing his Society of Toxicology presentation with the three of us.
We were all friendly and patiently sat through his talk…
You can see that we also got geared up in our University of Kentucky gear (and we put out our collegiate flag). Soon enough our friends arrived for the big rivalry game…we even allowed wild horses indoors ;p I actually made this rocking horse in college in one of my elementary education classes, I’m really pleased with how it turned out and love it when it's put to good use; no one has enjoyed it more than Ellie.
Wilson decided to relax during the game with a friend…there isn’t anything better than a good ear rub.
Later in the evening, I met up with my local blogger friends for dinner at Guglhupf Bakery & Patisserie and we were thrilled to be joined by Diana from Charlotte.
Gorgeous loft atmosphere upstairs…
Margaret (blog reader) and Diana
Caroline and Seth
The whole group
Our waiter was great and so informative on all the dishes. They were also very kind in working around food allergies and gluten free requests.
This was so good, slice of Parmesan Black Pepper Loaf
I chose the house-cured duck confit salad with roasted new potatoes, walnuts, watercress, frisee and a warm huckleberry vinaigrette.
side dish of buttered brussel sprout leaves
Desserts…apple tart with cinnamon ice cream, challah bread pudding, chocolate stout mousse, cardamom caramel banana tart
and my choice…a chocolate caramel tart with cinnamon spiced kumquat & almonds, topped with housemade marshmallows…
I had a such a nice “friendly” afternoon and evening with friends.