Sunday, March 27, 2011

Surprise délicieuse.

After work on Friday I walked through Rockefeller Center on my way up to see "Infinite Variety", the incredible quilt exhibition at the Park Avenue Armory*. I noticed a mass of people on 51st Street near Fifth Avenue, and being a New Yorker my first thought was that it was a pack of tourists blocking my path (really, I'm not that cranky!). As I got closer, I saw they were all either nibbling on yummy-looking food or queueing up to get a plate from a food truck parked on the corner.

I joined the line and was rewarded with a plate of delicious treats from the new Air France in-flight menu created by master chef Joel Robuchon. Perfect timing, as my tummy had begun growling at me shortly before I left my office. My plate contained a shrimp and salmon rondelle, French shepherd's pie with duck confit, and a perfect pastel green pistachio macaron.

As a thank you for the free treats, there was a City Harvest donation box that was filling up with our contributions; so many hungry people in NYC and here we were enjoying free gourmet food. I joined the makeshift dining area (leaning against H&M's side wall) and savored every bite of my petit repas. And to top it all off, I was able to enter a raffle to win a trip for two to Paris!

*I shot well over 100 photos of the exhibition and it will take me a bit of time to edit them down before I do a post about the show; until then, here's one to whet your appetites.

I hope I'll be able to convey how incredible a show it was!


Lesley said...

YUM! Can i come with you to Paris?? :)

Jennifer said...

Oui! Of course!

Anonymous said...

Oh, I love your jewelry! And I'm so happy I found your blog! I can't wait until your list your newest creations. :)

Jennifer said...

Thanks, Caroline! I'm so happy you're happy! ;)

I just visited your blog and like what I see... I'll be stopping by again soon!

My plan is to get the new Kumi necklaces up by tomorrow night, and the dalmatian jasper and vulcanized rubber disc bead necklaces up over the weekend. I'm glad you like my work!

xo Jennifer