“This five dollar bill has blood on it,”said Caitlin from the back seat, examining the keepsake from a recent road trip to Buffalo.
“Maybe it’s Buffalo wing sauce,”suggested Alison seated beside her.
“Except we didn’t have any wings while we were there.”
An awkward silence finally broken by Natalie, our navigator, who advised me to hang a left.
The four of us were on a mission, on our to The Cheese Boutique to pick up a few items for this afternoon’s Friday Wine & Cheese. Before leaving, I’d given everyone their assignments – Natalie was the knives expert; Caitlin the explosive expert; Alison the muscle; and I was the driver.
“I need to be navigator,”Natalie pointed out, taking a not-too-subtle swipe at my poor sense of direction.
“Okay,”I said. “You’re the navigator – AND the knife expert.”
“Can I be something less violent?”
“No.” I mean, seriously. Who goes on a mission without a knives expert?
A fifteen minute drive later, and we’d arrived at cheese heaven. In addition to the wide assortment of cheese, the enormous shop offered charcuterie, jams, jellies, olive oils, balsamics –
And, oh yeah, chocolate!
After purchasing an insane variety of cheese, crackers, jellies, and breads – we were ready to go!
Meanwhile, Trevor, under the assumption I have met with a terrible mishap, has moved into my office.
Back at the office, we decided to lay the cheese spread out on Trevor’s desk since he doesn’t make much of use of it anyway.
Let the games begin! While we were picking up cheeses, Elliot was getting the wine.
Everyone had a terrific time – except for the AD’s whose offices we loitered around, laughing, drinking and snacking while they tried to work. Or, rather, pretended to be working while re-watching the new Star Wars trailer for the hundredth time.
A big thanks to Caitlin, Natalie, Elliot and Alison for making Operation Wine & Cheese a resounding success. And special thanks to Trevor for handing out the baguette slices and allowing us the use of his napping station.
Next week: Operation Beer & Oysters!
Cheese Boutique (45 Ripley Avenue 416 762-6292)