Tuesday, September 9, 2008
"I can resist everything except temptation" - Oscar Wilde
...Nothing could be more true when it comes to the Wine Bar at Kybecca than the statement above. Last Friday, Hurricane Hannah threatened the peace and stability of the east coast of America more imminently than the former Iraqi dictator ever did. No but seriously:
I watched from inside the William st. store as the colors of the sky turned ominously from bright & sunny to dark & gray, skipping sunset. The winds began to blow the table clothes outside, like a trumpet signaling the arrival of the much-anticipated storm. And the excitement built among the staff as with each passing hour we noted, "it's coming, it's coming; it's here.. almost". And yet without fail I watched as faithful patrons inquired within about seating at the Wine Bar outside. Each time I'd listen as Rebecca or one of the wait staff would inform them that we are expecting a Hurricane any minute, but that we'd be delighted to seat them. That seemed to have nihl effect upon the determined appetites of our customers Friday evening. We were packed, and under a tropical storm advisory. Go figure. With new dishes like the lobster salad, or the new recipe below of corn chowder it's no wonder. I guess it just proves that the menu at Kybecca is so tempting that it cannot be resisted come wind or rain, hurricane or no hurricane.