I’m Thankful for Good Friends & Good Food

kinnon —  November 23, 2006 — 3 Comments

This is not a thanksgiving post…well, actually it is. But not American Thanksgiving. Just thankfulness for the company of good friends and the enjoyment of good food.

I just enjoyed (another) lunch at ViVetha this week with the incomparable and incredibly gracious, Darryl Dash. It’s taken us about two months to make this happen, but it was worth the wait (and perhaps the weight..after the meal and dessert.) ViVetha would not be the cheapest place in town for evening meals (which are fabulous – if Imbi’s and my last two experiences are any indication) but it is very reasonable for lunch. My three cheese omelot was excellent and Darryl seemed to enjoy his mushroom sandwich. We both went for desserts. I actually savoured my Key Lime pie, it was so good. And Darryl had no complaints about his pecan pie (which I’ve enjoyed before).

We found the time to talk for more than two hours – about life in general and the state of the church in Toronto. It was a good conversation. One we hope to continue on a more regular basis.

Here’s a shot of ViVetha – nestled between a laundromat and a church jumble shop. I enjoyed lunch here a couple of days ago with Dan MacDonald, another gifted Toronto pastor. It’s becoming a regular haunt of mine. And perhaps, next time, Darryl and Dan will join me. (I guess I could just email them, rather than do it through the blog…or perhaps even call them. Nah!)

I wandered down to the Beach after our meal. Enjoying the sunshine that has been the norm since my sunshine complaint on Monday. (The sunshine is supposed to disappear for the weekend, of course.) The shot below looks towards the RC Harris water treatment plant at the far Eastern end of the Beach (The Beaches to non-Beach folk.). In the distance you can almost see some dredging going on (if you look really closely).

‘Twas a great meal on a glorious fall day in the Centre of the Universe, Toronto.

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A television editor, writer & director since 1978. A Christian since 1982. More than a little frustrated with the Church in the West since late in the last millennium.

3 responses to I’m Thankful for Good Friends & Good Food

  1. Always great to be thankful, and although my daughter lives right on Lake Ontario, my sister and brother-in-law in Newmarket, the reference to the “Centre of the Universe” is a bit hard to take as a westerner….I hear it enough from them.
    Great photos!

  2. Sorry, Dean. My sister spent 13 years in Calgary (and lives just outside of Newmarket now) and has never stopped raving about it – in comparison to the CotU. We almost took up a collection amongst family and friends to send she and her husband back.

    Thanks for stopping by. And the pics were taken with my W810i musicphone. Not bad, eh.

    I’ve added your blog to my Google Reader.

  3. I’m thankful for your friendship as well. I drove away with the words “life giving” in my mind…our time together made me feel a little more alive. The food was almost as good as well.

    Now it’s time to go do everything I wrote in the old Moleskine.


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