The new needs friends.
Last night, I experienced something new, an extraordinary meal from a singularly unexpected source. In a nearly perfect replica of the thirteenth century Stokesay castle constructed in Reading Pa, in 1932. The Christmas decorations were tasteful. The outdoor fire ring was well appreciated in the 28 degree weather.
The interior was pleasant, with piped in Christmas music, and a roaring live fire. The staff was beyond perfect in attention to detail and willingness to go the extra mile to satisfy. I lack the words to describe the meal, but to say that each course was so extraordinarily fabulous as to be off the scale of any superlatives I could offer. I will be returning to Stokesay's soon, hungry for more.
It was a great night.