Belated report back on the dinner of the 24th of August. My crazy plan to hold soirees to get people together happened! In the end there were nineteen of us. Most wonderful of all Jim Haynes came to bless this enterprise. My uncle who worked on the Traverse in the early days came later. Another guest had met his life partner through one of Jim’s dinners – just showing how much one man can change the world. We ate Indian Curry, quaffed fizzy wine, and talked and made connections. Even if it was one guest making connections between South and North Edinburgh!
Btw my camera has given up the ghost so had to rely on guests for pics – thanks to David Cairns for stepping in at the last minute.
As I’m teaching most of September I’ve decided to skip holding another one this month but next dates are 12th October and 16th of November email me to book or more info fatblackcatindustries At gmail.com
I’d like to invite the world to dinner!
(well, 18 of the world – as that’s the number of plates I have!)
Inspired by Jim Haynes Parisian Sunday Dinners, and my Great Aunt Mary Fraser Dott running a literary salon in Edinburgh in the 1940’s I want to bring people together over food.
I’m inviting people to come to dinner in Leith. This is an opportunity to have great food, converse in person (not on facebook!) and make new connections and find new perspectives.
Food is sourced locally from farmers market and has vegetarian and meaty options.
Please email me Mary Gordon at firstname.lastname@example.org to book a place (Free!) and get more info.
7pm Sunday 24th August 2014
Feedback from my trial run includes
The food was excellent and the company great. Nice and relaxed and a great bunch of people.
The food choice was superb for the setting and there was plenty to go around.
Lovely food and drinks,
Enjoying delicious food; meeting friendly people with engaging conversation
It was a very charming evening for all of its quirkiness (interesting yummy food; friendly guests; and, a fizz of eccentricity).
Snapped on a shop front in Paris on my New Year jaunt… seems an age away. While there I decided to move forward on a project I’ve been thinking about for well .. YEARS! Its taken until now for any substantial progress to be made. Life the living of interrrupted plus starting a new work gig in March. Anyway I’ve decided to set up a sort of salon for people to come together over food to make connections, have lively conversations, make the world smaller more connected. Its time I impacted my own era. If it goes well this weekend I hope to run them regularly.