Friday, January 27, 2012
Beautiful Am Thai Bistro opening
Too wet and miserable for our spoiled darling dog to go to the park, but we humans went to Am Thai Bistro, opening today, to see the monks and their service. It was quite wonderful! I'm putting off the pictures of the park pruning I took yesterday until tomorrow, so we can see the new restaurant and the service. They blessed not only the restaurant, but a young couple recently married. One of them works for the restaurant, I believe. "2 for 1" said the monk. The ceremony was quite inspiring, even for a cynical old atheist like myself - what a spirit of community! Flowers, incense, chanting, we all donated rice to the monks' begging bowls, then sat with them as they ate. All parts of the restaurant were sprinkled with bit of water as a blessing - inside and out, including the guests! Then the owners insisted everyone taste - and the food was fantastic! Curried lobster, a kind of tofu dish, hot pork salad, mild and spicy fished, several other things. The lobster will not be on the menu, alas - it was a special dish for the monks, and others. We left notes and good luck wishes. The place is beautiful, the food is fantastic, and the people are friendly and wonderful. I have no doubt they will do well, but still, we wholeheartedly left them with good thoughts and wishes.