Jan 25, 2003
Pizza Nite with Jen, Emylee, Fr. Gallagher,
Location : Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Pizza nite is a celebration of food and friendship. This nite is one such! I was in my usual state of natural high. Why not? The people who mattered were there (and then some who couldn't make it).
Fr. Terry Gallagher
My holy man, Fr. Terry Gallagher, whom I've not seen in ages has graced the occasion. He is a man well-loved and sought-after for the wisdom of his counsel and his warmth. His heart is in the right place. I am but one amongst many who seek the same thing. His influence on my life warrants its own Peoplescape entry...when the words begin to reveal themselves.
Emylee and Jen
Emylee and Jen made it this time. Woohoo! All red and all purple respectively, they added color to the evening...literally and figuratively.
They welcomed me into their rave tribe as we bonded and partied with their friends - at OM Summer Solstice Festival I, OM Summer Solstice Festival II and several outings. With them, I was da dude, dancing my heart out in pure bliss.
Danny and Mon
Danny and Mon were generous in providing a lift to some of my guests (again, many thanks!). That generosity was equaled only by the sumptuousness of the smoked salmon pizza they whipped up.
The evening would not have been complete without culinary authority and paella guru, Angela, who's also a long-time friend. Her knack to blend diverse ingredients in perfect harmony was evident with her pizza: fresh salmon, capers, onions, roasted red pimento, crumbled roquefort cheese and cracked pepper.
Carrie and Brian
Likewise, it was great seeing Carrie again and meeting Brian. Their Bulgarian goat cheese with Casalingo Salami pizza had that 'hard to place' tangy edge. Definitely not your average pizza.
Orlana and Craig
My good Samaritan, Orlana, was there with Craig. Their stuffed-edge pizza added a new twist to a meat lover's delight.
Pizza served and presented that evening couldn't be had in the best pizza places in town. They were inspired epicurean works of art meticulously handcrafted with pride and attention to details. I was a Pavlovian dog that night.
Pizza Nites are special to me. It's a pause from the journey...when individual links gather collectively to form a chain in celebration of friendship, food and wine. The sharing of the pizza slices to all is no different from a tribal passing of the proverbial peace pipe...when goodwill overflows...when everything is positive...when perspective is regained...when all is good.
...until the next gathering!
--- Gigit (TheLoneRider)
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(Jan 30, 2003) Thanks for inviting Brian and I -- what a lovely evening! I had such a wonderful time :-)
(Jan 29, 2003) Thank you very much for inviting me! I had a great time, despite the fact that we had to leave so quickly! We will have plenty of time to talk in the future, I assure you! Take care. I hope to see you again soon. *Mwah!*
(Jan 28, 2003) Thank you for the gracious host that you are and always have been. As usual, we had a great time!
(Jan 28, 2003) Thanks for inviting Craig and myself to your Pizza Nite! We had a great time and really enjoyed your company, your friends' company, eating pizza, making pizza and for me - your wine! I just visited your site and WOW! That was really cool what you did!
(Jan 28, 2003) It really was an amazing time...thank you, thank you, thank you! My weekend would not have been the same without your event! You're a top notch host in my book! Take a bow!!!!
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