Friday, April 20, 2012

the restaurant is closed



I stepped out on the balcony this morning to enjoy the early morning sunlight and what should I see but our little palm shack restaurant going up in flames. A man showed up with a wheelbarrow, some diesel fuel and a match. He tore off all the fronds, piled them up and torched them. Then he carefully dismantled the frame, put the wood pieces in his wheelbarrow and walked away, taking the remnants with him. No taxi this time.

 Another day that has started with sunshine. List for today: do laundry, change sheets, arrange flowers (guest, you know), finish freezing Key Lime sorbet for tomorrow's dessert, finish book (PREP by Curtis Sittenfeld), compose self for guests' arrival. We'll all go to Dago's tonight, our penultimate visit for the season.  Mr. C has gone to Tecoman for errands; to the cheese shop for Mexican cheddar (quite mild, more like Jack than real cheddar), bacon cut to your specifications, bolillos of a type he likes and that you can find only in the street market there.  A stop at La Bodega for other staples like wine and tequila.  It's going to be a fun few days.

3 comments:

DAK said...

So...what happened to the restaurant? Do they just burn the place down when they run out of carnitas? Any weekend with bacon, bolillos and tequila sounds like a lot of fun.

The Fevered Brain said...

Well, I don't think it was an "insure 'n burn" situation. They were just done with it and abandoned it. The arsonist may have been someone from the "Keep Cuyutl√°n Clean" committee who decided it was an eyesore. God knows this place is full of eyesores so I'm not sure why this particular one was chosen.

mary ann said...

This is fascinating and efficient.
Have a great time w/ your guest (or
guests?) Now to try to type those smooshed together letters below...