Sunday, April 29, 2007

Paris in Transition - Part II

What a beautiful day! I took the metro from Shady Grove to Gallery Place and met Beth at Zaytinya, located on the corner of G Street, NW and 9th Street, NW. We sat outside to enjoy the perfect blue sky day. Temps were in the low 70s. We both enjoyed the mezzes, although I thought they were on the pricey side. We both enjoyed a glass of white wine from Santorini (my favorite Greek island) along with: Havuç Köftesi: carrot, apricot and pinenut fritters with pistachio sauce; Keftedes: ground lamb and beef served with avgolemono, dill; Spice Rubbed Sirloin of Beef: served with visne & pistachio sauce (pictured above); and Greek Feta Cheese: feta cheese, olives, greek oregano, sesame flat bread. Fresh baked bread was served hot. Everything was delicious.
After lunch, we walked to the National Gallery of Art (beautiful wisteria along the walls of the building)and met up with Carolyn and her husband Mark and Barbara, my cruise friends. We enjoyed the old photos from Paris, although we all wished there were more than what was on display.
After, we visited some of the other rooms in the museum seeing various works, including Monet, Renoir, Toulouse-Lautrec, etc. One photo (didn't write the artists name down) made us laugh:

We call it the "Can you hear me now?" painting. This woman (certainly looks like a man to me!) looks like she's on the telephone.

After our time in the museum, we headed out. Beth went home, while I met up with the other 3 at Zaytinya. Mark, Carolyn, and Barbara enjoyed the mezzes and wine and I joined them for some wine too.

We all went our separate ways via the metro.

It was such a lovely day in Washington DC. Great company, great good, and wonderful exhibits.



Elizabeth said...

I like the "Cross my heart" purse I am wearing.

Elizabeth said...

Have a great trip!!