A friend was giving a talk at the Contemporary Arts Center this evening – on the connections between Art and Dreams, focusing on an exhibit called Sanctuary Dreams. Since I love dreams, another friend and I attended. Plus, it gave me a chance to renew my CAC membership – though the envelope requesting same had been in my desk drawer for Lo! these many months.
At any rate – there it was, 7:30 p m, we were starving. Where were we going to go to eat? Aha – CAC is at the corner of 6th and Walnut. Just a bit over half block away – Bootsy’s. The collaboration of the flamboyant Bootsy Collins and restaurateur Jeff Ruby turns out to be great fun, and a terrific place for a foodie, including a vegan foodie.
I ordered everything on the menu that I wanted, especially since it was tapas – small portions: black beans and rice (friend Pat said it was the best she’d ever tasted), potatos bravas under a different name (my favorite tapas of all time), a soft bread with a salad on top (can’t remember the name – yummy), one of the best guacamoles I have ever tasted, and a veggie ravioli – scrumptious. Plus a wonderful green tea, very pleasant service – and I now have a Jeff Ruby bag, which was filled up with all the left leftovers – a bit of everything except the quac.
And – as we were leaving – we each got a $50 off coupon for dinner at Carlo and Johnny’s out in Montgomery, which I haven’t been to since Jeff Ruby took it over.
Quite a winner of an evening!