After peeking through the fence so many times, it was fun to finally get a chance to eat at the Corson Building.
They've come a long way since the start of the year. January:
Sunday nights they're doing a fixed-menu, family-style meal -- Sunday Suppers. Tonight was the first.
They served dinner outside.
They encouraged us to walk around before dinner, and they brought us oysters and iced tea. We ended up sitting by that cool, good-looking couple in the photo, at left. And we sat across from the Belle & Wissel owner and his wife (another cool, good-looking couple), and Curt Doughty, whose photographs are part of the "Accidents Will Happen" exhibit that's there right now. (He's also cool, also good-looking, etc. The whole table was a pretty attractive bunch, and I bet they all vote regularly and clean up after their dogs too.)
While everyone else toured the grounds, I loitered near the table so I could grab one of the seats with its own chair. If you looked like the freaking Venus of Willendorf, as I do now, you'd understand.
Dinner was amazing, of course. I forgot what all we had, though I do remember rabbit liver pate, rabbit legs, king salmon, lovage, fava beans, ham and apple salad, morel mushrooms, baby carrots, strawberries, and fancy cheese.
I want to come here for dinner every Sunday night.