Monday, 17 July 2017

An Estonian Woman and an English Man go out for lunch in Raleigh, N.C.

The Estonian woman is Kadi Kool.  I am the Englishman.

Here we are in 2016

Here we are in 2016, but our most recent lunch date was on Sunday 16th July 2017.

After Church at Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Raleigh, N.C.

Kadi and I went out for lunch.

So, where would a woman of Estonian heritage and and English man choose to eat in Raleigh, N.C.?

At a Lebanese Restaurant of course you silly people!

Here we feasted.  My mind took me back to my visit to Lebanon where I stayed with the wonderful Asfour family some years ago.

Of course I thought of the food, and especially of the best tabbouleh I have ever eaten, made by Rula Asfours mother.

Tabbouleh (stock photo')

No wonder that Kadi and I enjoyed the food at Neomonde in Raleigh.

After we had eaten I took myself to the restaurants' store in search of Lebanese delicacies.

There I encountered an employee named Abdullah who helped me to find what I was looking for.  It transpired that he is from Damascus Syria, and I told him of my visit to Lebanon when I could have made a day trip to Damascus but for the fact that the Asfour family had planned a great feast for me that evening.

Abdullah understood why I had chosen to bask in Lebanese hospitality rather than taking a day trip to Damascus  (in the safe days).

So this Englishman and his Estonian friend had Sunday lunch at a Lebanese restaurant in Raleigh, N.C.

Such a mix of cultures!

And we are all the better for it!

1 comment:

  1. Wow! That dish looks as good as my Mom's! Your visit to Lebanon was very special! :)