Post-Party Update: Many thanks to all of you who came! I had a splendid time and it was a pleasure to meet you or see you again. As always, we were a joyful, diverse bunch: old friends and new; next-door neighbors and visitors from the other side of the world; professional chefs, enthusiastic cooks, people who would rather just eat what someone else has made, and two little boys still too young to even walk into the kitchen on their own two feet.
I enjoyed the surprise visit of my high-school English teacher, the virtual presence of a fellow chocolate-lover from Germany who had sweetly and cleverly sent me a package c/o the restaurant where we were meeting, and the gifts that some of you were kind enough to bring — you really shouldn’t have, but thank you so much for the chocolate, the confiture de lait, the spices, the music, and the artwork. The end of the evening found me a little dizzy from all the new faces and all the talking (come to think of it, the wine probably played its part, too), but I hope I managed to talk at least for a moment with each of you — I certainly tried. Thanks again for coming and see you soon!
Just a note to remind you that we will be gathering for a drink tonight in Paris to celebrate the 3rd anniversary of C&Z. Here are the details; join us if you can!
When? Wednesday, October 11th, 2006.
What time? Starting from 7:30PM.
Where? Le Takbo, 52 rue Condorcet in the 9th (01 48 78 39 59).
Closest métro stop? Anvers (line 2).
On another note, I am happy to announce that my mother has just taken her first steps into the blogging world! Her blog is called Coupe Couture and it is a blog (in French) that will teach you all about sewing. My mother has always been an adroit seamstress: I have great memories of afternoons spent watching her create dresses and shirts out of thin air (all right, out of fabric and thread), of dressing my dolls with the cute little outfits she’d made for them, and of trying my hand at basic stuff with her until I was capable of making myself skirts that could actually be worn in public. For she is also an excellent teacher, from maths and Latin to cooking and sewing, and I hope you will find her blog enjoyable and useful.