The GMA Food Team Margo, Maria, Anthony and KMP outside Restaurant Sfoglia
Maria has left GMA. She is embarking on a new and exciting journey. We thought it was befitting to take her out for a goodbye lunch. We have all often bonded and enjoyed lunches together during our tenure together. We not only worked very hard and well together. We became friends in the process. I hope our paths cross again, but in the mean time best wishes and luck must suffice. Maria possesses some fine organizational skills, and one of the things I loved most about working with Maria, was that she made it her business to work ahead and always kept me informed of what was coming up. This made it possible for me to plan the rest of my life. Thanks don't begin to describe my gratitude. xoxox You will be surely missed!
Here are some of the delicious treats we shared.
The bread was outstanding and the pithy olives robust!
The red wine was an excellent Cortino.
These are some briny, and tender clams in a rich tomato broth.
The salad was excellent, mizuma with wild boar proscuitto, and bits of goat cheese, loved it!
This was a radicchio Caesar salad, bountiful and biting!
These were sauteed diver scallops with escarole and an excellent celery root puree. This dish was stellar!
An excellent but bittersweet afternoon!
Text and photos, except the one at the top of the four of us, by Karen Pickus
Courtesy Karen Pickus 2010