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There's nothing better than to sit across the table from good friends and ponder over the day, upcoming events, or anything else that grabs the shared attention.
Then there's the added components that accentuates the moment. There's the people around you at the other tables, there's the lights, there's the feeling that being among friends brings and then, and then there's the food.
Tell a bit of a story, and where one normally uses and exclamation point insert a bite of incredibly good food. So now the story is good and the food is good and the moment... well, it's to be savored like the bites of goodness that punctuate the conversation - it just doesn't get better than that.
Enjoying good food is not just eating – it’s an experience. Sitting across the table, holding personal conversation paired with freshly prepared foods from a menu that intrigues my senses, opens my thoughts to new tastes and satisfies my yearning to experience the memorable.
Those who sit with me are required to put their cell phones away and unplug from the outside. If I wanted others to join with us, I would have invited them too. I want, for just a brief period, to be in the moment with good friends enjoying words with meaning coupled with foods for the soul.
Then, later, I can’t wait to reminisce about the time well spent. Wonderful conversations combined with flavors spread across the plates laid out before us filled our evening. That, my friend, is what dining out can be. It is to me, something I cannot create in my home in quite the same way.
Dining where the chef takes pride – it’s not just a way to fill the hunger – it’s a way to live in the moment and experience how good food can be the backbone of a great moment. The most memorable moments are around a food filled table with laughter, cheer, great friends and no dishes to clean up.
Guest blogger, Val Stilwell
Naming our blog was an interesting challenge but it soon became clear that if we focused on who we are and why we do what we do the name would come to us. We've been involved with so many people and families over the past 20+ years that we just stood back and took a moment to reflect.
When it came down to it, with every plate coming out of our kitchen, is a deep – rooted passion for the food and the people who enjoy it. We do what we do here at Soriah's because we love what we do. We love the people who bring us in to their families' events. We have catered graduations, followed by engagements, then weddings, and anniversaries, and so on. We feel as is we have become part of their family traditions – now, this is the kind of thing that drives our passion. And, we thank you for enjoying us as much as we enjoy you! It's definitely passion by the plate!