Mom, Dad, and I had dinner last night at Gregorio's, an Italian/Mediterranean restaurant in Chatham. They seem to specialize in unexpected flavor combinations that are nonetheless delicious. For example, the dipping sauce for their bread had balsamic vinegar, something reddish (probably tomato), and other things I couldn't identify. Odd, but tasty.
I had the calamari appetizer and then the ravioli special of the day, which happened to be lamb with tomato and scallions in a heavy cream sauce.
The calamari was served over some dressed field greens, with slivers of hot red and green peppers, and a spicy orange-colored sauce that might have contained horseraddish, among other things. Even more impressive, the squid itself was properly salted! (I often find that calamari is cooked to an excessively rubbery texture, or not salted enough, or served with too weak and watery a sauce. This was lovely.)
The ravioli was equally wonderful.
Dad had salad and roast lamb shank (cooked to perfection!), and Mom had warm asparagus with a slab of half-melted mozzarella cheese, and then balsamic pork tenderloin, which was also delicious -- we all traded a bite or two of our entrees.
Today Mom and I went to Susan's house for Cat's bridal shower, attended by us, Mrs. G (Susan's mom), Mrs. M (Cat's mom), her honorary Aunt Bev, and her other friend Sara T. We had conversation and a ridiculously lavish array of snacks and desserts, prepared by Susan, Mrs. M, and Mrs. G. Afterward, Cat, Susan and I decided to see Iron Man tonight, since Susan and I haven't seen it and Cat liked it enough to watch a second time.
Then I came home and walked my parents' dog. They're at the mall getting new cell phones -- which is good, since mine, after eight years of faithful service, has a crack in the casing -- so now I'm going to feed the dog as well.