Sunday, November 21, 2010


The ball is rolling, we are ticking the boxes...
Check out Ocean's Edge in Brewster on the Cape, even thought the wind was crisp and the leaves have dropped off the tree where the out door ceremony will take place, we can dream about what it will look like next September.

Christy and Doug were all smiles!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Anne was a beautiful MOB!

The McGrath-Eichenseer Wedding was perfect ... it was everything you would expect from a wedding planned by Anne! It was beautiful, classically elegant, and although planned with precision, looked effortless! Proud Papa Tom and Julie walked down the aisle of the Holy Name Cathedral in Chicago at half after two. The reception was at the very impressive University Club starting at six and lasting until .... morning! We are still talking about the fantastic band that never took a break. Here are a few amateur photos of Julie and Ben on their special day and some of our friends we were able to reconnect with!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Gastro Pub Quiz

Everyone loves a pub quiz, especially combined with a bunch of friends, food and drink. I found this one in a "foodie" magazine....see how well you know your food trivia! (Answers at the end)

1. Whose first banquet featured roast beef, roast chicken, pork chops, lamb chops, sausages, bacon, steak, boiled potatoes, roast potatoes, chips, Yorkshire pudding, peas, carrots, gravy, ketchup and mint humbugs?

2.A classic Martini is garnished with an olive. What's the recognized garnish for a a Gibson? (Mr. Rick knows this one!)

3. The name of which dish is derived from the Tamil word for "sauce"?

4. According to a book of children's literature, whose intake in one day included chocolate cake, ice cream, a pickle, Swiss cheese, salami, a lollipop, cherry pie, a sausage, a cupcake and a slice of watermelon?

5. Which on one of the following was the first of Heinz's 57 varieties?
a) tomato soup b) ketchup c) prepared horseradish

6. Coriander leaves and stems are used for cooking, but to which vegetable is coriander closely related?

7. What is added to Guinness to make a Purple Velvet?

8. What grows on the outside of nutmeg?

9. What is the principle ingredient in mock turtle soup?

10. Tempura, the method of deep-frying in a light and airy batter, originated in which country?

11. Baked beans are a firm favorite in the UK - but what type of beans will you find inside the tin (can)?

12. If you asked for your steak to be cooked "Englisch" in a German restaurant, how should it be cooked?

Bonus question!
Whose last meal included a choice of: oysters, consomme Olga, fillet mignon Lili, saute of chicken Lyonnaise, lamb with mint sauce, roast duckling with apple sauce, sirloin of beef, chateau potatoes, punch romaine, roast squab and cress, Waldorf pudding, peaches in Chartreuse, jelly and eclairs?

1. Harry Potter
2. cocktail onion
3. Curry
4. The Very Hungry Caterpillar
5. horseradish, marketed in 1869
6. carrot
7. Port
8. Mace
9. a calf's head
10. Portugal
11. haricot
12. rare
Bonus - First Class passengers on the Titanic

How did you do on your first Pub Quiz?