|Dinner was served buffet-style. Above, Jen loaded her plate with plenty of fresh herbs from the garden including rau ram, Thai basil, mint and shiso.|
|A simple Cambodian preparation of ground free-range chicken braised in coconut milk and spiced with fish sauce, chilies, ginger and garlic.|
|Smiling but ready to eat! A crisp, un-oaked Chardonnay refreshed palettes while Benifer blessed us with a light, fruity Montepulciano and hearty rose from Provence.|
|Passing around the herb plate, a tradition all cultures should really borrow from SE Asia.|
|More food, more wine, more smiles.|
|Saturday night was all about The Joey Arias Experience at Bard's Spiegeltent in Annandale-on-Hudson. Fantastic performance, Joey!|
|Lloyd spent much of the weekend like all his other days patrolling the yard perimeter.|
Yes, the Phoenicia Diner lived up to the hype! And after the delish locavore victuals, a quick side tour of the Catskills town of Phoenicia itself once again helped Cafe Drake HRV walk off a super-size lunch.