We had our second official Slow Food event at the Adriatic (soon to be renamed Zaytoon) restaurant this afternoon. Masoud and Anna prepared an assortment of appetizers and entrees for approximately 50 people, and it was delicious.

They have an appetizer that they also sell at the farmers market called the Number 9. These are fantastic marinated little round sweet/hot peppers stuffed with goat cheese and almonds. I asked Masoud what kind of peppers they were, and he gave me what I believe is a brand name – Peppadew – from South Africa. He showed us the bag and it said sweet piquante. I think that is just a descriptive term but I’ll do a search on the Internet. I would like to find the seeds.

I sat next to a guy named David who was just hysterically funny. Someone said that he could be on the Fab Five and I understood exactly why after spending three hours next to him. He reminded me of Carson. We played little games like the Truth and Lies game and everyone at our table was totally engaged with the others and thoroughly entertained. I hope that everyone else had as good a time as we did.

Our table, between laughs