Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Guess Who Came to Dinner?

Last weekend I returned from another short trip to Miami and unlike previous visits, I didn't capture any pictures of the meals. Some were just god awful and others were redeeming.

Anyway last weekend I was at home getting the trees and hedges in order when we had a visitor who arrived with a couple in laws. Apparently the entire entourage came to our home expecting to enjoy our Sunday Lunch. As fate would have it, I didn't cook the entire weekend. So (and this is where fate beckons) while in the garden my wife asked if there was anything that I could prepare as our special guest had not had a good meal since arriving in the country.

With the understanding that it is these impromptu experiences that tests one's resolve and provides an opportunity to showcase one's creativity, I accepted the challenge to a Dinner Impossible.

Our guest was treated to a 30 minutes Chilli with Garlic Buttered Spaghetti, Roasted Toamato Crostini and a Panzanella.

My honoured guest expressed repeated thanks for the meal and said he was embarrassed for 'cleaning the plates'. To show his gratitude our guest asked if we would allow him to shoot a couple family photos to which we agreed.

So on Tuesday August 9th our guest visited once more with all his paraphanilia and snapped our pictures, professionally and beautifully. Digital copies were provided and it is only at that time I noticed his name. After a couple internet searches I disocovered that we were photographed by the famous Bill Mortley.


I am humbled and forever grateful to have been of service to Mr. Mortley and I extended an open invitation to dinner at our home whenever he visits Trinidad.

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