Sunday March 11
Today we drove up to Brock one last time, as the department was having an external review of its grad program, and Barbara wanted to participate. It was beautiful driving weather, but a long wait at the border made it a full eight hours, so we were a mite tired by the end.
Our friends Ally and Dave welcomed us, and we were happy to perch in their beautiful kitchen and relax with a glass of wine (Clos du Bois Napa Valley Zinfandel 2009) and sweet emerald-green "Bella di Cerignola" olives.
Ally and Dave are adept vegetarian chefs, so dinner was as extraordinary as usual (if you can say that): a Moroccan style tagine of tilapia, layered with red and green bell peppers, olives, and Meyer lemons, served on couscous. And to top it all, Dave made a batch of amazing chocolate-chili ice cream for dessert.
So first we ate like Moroccans, then like Aztecs, and we ended up like Scotsmen, with nice glasses of Laphroig.