Since you asked:

"Therefore, to be possess'd with double pomp, to guard a title that was rich before, to gild refined gold, to paint the lily,
to throw a perfume on the violet, to smooth the ice, or add another hue unto the rainbow, or with taper-light
to seek the beauteous eye of heaven to garnish, is wasteful and ridiculous excess."

~William Shakespeare,
ca. 1595

Yup, that's us.

July 22, 2011

Open Studio....Belgian Style!





As yesterday was Belgian National Day, Alain decided to cook some frites for us girls, treating us to the national specialty, served up with mayonnaise, too boot. This necessitates getting down the big professional cutter...

And getting in the mood with some of the country's favorite beverage...

While Alain was doing the 'first fry' (Belgian frites require two dips in the bath...one to par cook them, a short resting period, and then a second fry to crisp them)...



The gals started gathering in the living room and dining room, conferring over projects and getting settled in for the evening. Here's Josie, Cindy and Donna giving their two cents worth on a project...




They also got their first taste of Framboise, a Belgian lambic infused with raspberries, thoughtfully provided by Pasquale and Karan...

And finally...des frites!


Our hard working fry-boys, Alain and Pasquale, celebrated a job well done with a bottle of Chimay cinq-cents, served up in Alain's vintage Chimay glasses, brought back from Belgium...


3 comments:

GarterMademoiselle said...

Wish I could have been there. I hope you remembered to nibble a frite for me! :-) They definitely look like the real thing. hugs, Debby

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Bet those frites were good with a good mayo dipping sauce. I am not big on fries unless I have a good sauce to dip them in.

Iva Wilcox said...

Oh wow! Looks like you had such a fun day!! Plus, I love the beers you were serving, especially the Chimay!!