The weekend started on Friday night in Providence at the Temple Bar, which was in the basement of our hotel. It was a fun little bar with Mediterranean influences as well as subtle reminders of the building's historic roots. The building was slated to be a Masonic Temple but apparently, they lost funding and the deserted building was a huge spot for local graffiti artists. The juxtaposition of wrought iron Masonic symbols mixed with large murals of graffiti softened by that Mediterranean feel of fluffy pillows and couches and illuminating candles make this a uniquely fun place to visit. The food was good as well. We all split a tomato, basil and mozzarella flatbread and the Temple Mezze Platter, which was spanakopita, spiced carrots and pita bread served with three dips (Tzatiki, baba ghanoush and hummus). In addition to the flatbread and Mezze platter, we also ordered pork kabobs that were served with a saffron rice and wilted spinach. The kabobs had a great cumin flavor to them and they were nice and tender.
After a fun Friday evening, it was time for some marrying to happen! Aren't they just the cutest?!
And after the "I do's" it was pahhhty time!
And of course, along with partying we ate. Lots. The meal was outstanding. We started with a light salad for romaine lettuce and sweet grilled peaches topped by blue cheese crumbles.
Next, I had an oh so tender, could-have-been-cut-with-fork herb-crusted filet mignon that resting on top of a bed of deliciously creamy sun-dried tomato risotto and asparagus spears. It was so good, I ate every bite.
After the dinner, we all got our groove on and danced the night away. In fact, I was so busy shakin' my booty and cuttin' a rug that I forgot to get a piece of cake!
Whew! What a fun weekend, can't believe it's over already. It was so great seeing my college girls and am already looking forward to our next little meet up, which is rumored to be this spring, I hear?
Very best wishes to Kelly and Bernie on their new life together! Congratulations, love you both!