and summer is suddenly here

May 27, 2008 |  Category:   dining out family friends holidays life


When Mark was working as a Pastry Chef, holidays and weekends meant nothing since he was always working. In fact, getting 2 days off in a row was so rare that we never did short weekend trips or 2 day getaways. As you can guess, long weekends have taken on a whole new meaning for us and we happily drove out of Brooklyn and finally felt like any other American enjoying the long weekend. Part of our holiday was spent with swissmiss and her family who were gracious enough to host us (and there’s the pie on her site! ha!). We went to the beach, dutifully grilled meat for our dinner, and sat outdoors under a shaded umbrella for a spectacular summer lunch spread the next day.


This weekend was all about food. We came home Sunday evening for an extended family dinner at a small Korean restaurant in Flushing where we had barbeque cooked on stone plates and the best cold buckwheat noodles (Neng Myun) I’ve ever had. It’s officially summer when you eat that dish.


We ended the holiday weekend back in Flushing with a Chinese wedding banquet held for my good friend James and his new wife Rachel. A multi-course meal where the food kept coming even though we were mighty full midway after the 5th course. M ate like a champ and I was thrilled that Miss C liked the lobster soup. It was a spectacular weekend overall and this morning I’m having a bit of trouble switching gears and focusing on work. At least I have banquet leftovers to look forward to!


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  • Jenny May 27, 2008 at 9:59 am

    Your posts always make me hungry!

  • Kay May 27, 2008 at 12:04 pm

    Which Korean restaurant was it? Pictures look good!

  • Gabriel May 27, 2008 at 12:54 pm

    we were wondering where you guys were at the flea on sunday…

  • carolyn May 27, 2008 at 10:15 pm

    I’m so jealous of your impending summer. Sydney is starting to get freezing and I feel colder here than ever in NYC because there is no central heating. Charlie is 2 today, wah! My baby!

    Mark’s chicken dish marinated in yogurt and curry powder has become a favorite in our house and is now on the circulating menu of easy yummy dinners. Thanks!

  • Jeanie May 28, 2008 at 8:34 pm

    Oh Jenna, what a beautiful weekend! You guys deserve it — it seems like you guys have been super busy (good busy!) with the business lately, so congratulations on that to your family. That is a really exciting thing.