Saturday, December 10, 2011

Brix and mortar.

All too often Christmas can become a blur of glossy tinsel, twinkling lights, and unrestrained consumerism. How often can we say that we relaxed and simply enjoyed the spirit of the season? As I get older, I am increasingly aware of the fact that the memories of quality time spent with loved ones and friends are the greatest gifts I receive each Yuletide.
This evening, Vinomaker and I enjoyed the company of my co-workers and friends at Brix in Yountville. Good company, good food, good wine (and a fun mealtime game of passing a novelty gift to your table-mate on the right after each course), were shared by one and all. This bricks and mortar restaurant, that at any other time of the year is merely a place to grab a bite to eat, tonight became not just a building but the physical embodiment of the Christmas spirit. A good time was had by all.
Merry Christmas to all my co-workers!

2 comments:

Thomas said...

Brix in Yountville...makes me wish I
was there. Great place.

Happy season to you Vinogirl, and to the staff.

Vinogirl said...

It is a nice restaurant. The weather was cold and crisp and everything was very festive.
C'mon Thomas, you can say Christmas!