Monday, October 12, 2009

Gross Expectations

You may have noticed, dear elite group of readers, that I have been away.

Or maybe you really didn't notice. We've all got stuff to do.

This past weekend was the annual New York Wine and Food festival, and I was hoping to be inspired to write something.

No - I was counting on being inspired.

I was, unfortunately, disappointed instead. On Friday I could hardly contain my excitement. I had won tickets (WON TICKETS!!!!) to the sold-out Meatpacking Uncorked event on Friday night. This was a sort of "taste-of-the-meatpacking-district tour," and if you are not familiar with this particular area of the city, it meant very delightful restaurants, not whatever else the words "taste of meatpacking" might bring to mind.

Oh I am SO glad I did not pay for those tickets.

Had I spent $130 to scamper down each block of the district from one absurdly long line to the next, only to be rewarded with a piece of mediocre food the size of my pinky, I would have been really angry rather than mildly put out. The wine-tasting aspect took place in snooty retail storefronts, with equally long lines and often a "one-in, one-out" door policy, complete with asshole bouncer-guy.

And I had so much fun last year at the "SWEET" event.

Oh well. I'll try again next year. At least I was inspired, just not in a good way, like I was hoping. Expecting.


Anonymous said...

You are in New York, so of course I voted for the cheesecake. New York Style Cheesecake.
Now about this so-called "Food Festival". No, no. Not appealing.
Miss you- Mom

Veronica said...

I guess I shouldn't be too hard on the festival weekend. It was for a good cause, after all. I support that factor. I just would have regretted not picking a different event to show my support. I hear they are all pretty hit-or-miss.

Anne Cori said...

Thanks to a reminder from Ruth, I can wish you happy birthday! Now, I strongly suggest vanilla cake with buttercream...perfection. Anything else would be gilding the lily.