Having spent about 2 years together while going to the same college for culinary, baking/pastry, and media arts and animation was a blast because hanging out occurred so easily. Our class schedules were similar and campus housing allowed us to be in close proximity of each other. Unfortunately, after it’s over it hits you: we’re scattered all over MD and VA, life happens, and now we actually need to make an effort because we don’t see each other that often anymore. With this thought in mind, it only took one of us creating and posting an event on Facebook to get the ball rolling so we could actually hang out before the end of this year. The last time the four of us were actually together in the same room it was two years ago in December.
With that said I’m now certain that awesome annual functions new to be our new M.O. because two years is just too long! Friday night we got together at Lebanese Taverna in Tysons Galleria to catch up and actually meet/celebrate the new engagement of Evan and his girlfriend-turned-fiance Kristin. Three cheers once again!
Dinner at Lebanese Taverna was great. I’d previously been to their locations in Silver Spring and Woodley Park within the past couple of years so I was excited to see this one. The service was good, the drinks were tasty, and the food was delish so most expectations were met.
The only thing that didn’t hit it off with us was the dessert menu so we left there and promptly got a table at the Cheesecake Factory upstairs just for a dessert nightcap. My recommendation: order the 30th anniversary chocolate cheesecake. You cannot, I repeat, CANNOT go wrong with layers of fudge cake and cheesecake. You may not be able to finish it all in one sitting but that’s okay, thank God for take-home boxes. It was even better the next day.