Could any other three little words be more provocative – at least when used as a positive communication tool? This is an invitation to social interaction that can be stimulating and perhaps exciting. And it’s a communication that requires reciprocal action from at least one other person. Whether talking with your partner, a new or old friend, a relative, or a whole cluster of people who fill the cast of characters in your life, an overture to dine brings people together to share an experience at the table. As Virginia Woolf wrote in A Room of One’s Own, “One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” The existence of Good Taste supports that very credo.
Sharing a meal at home can be made memorable by trying out a sumptuous new dessert or simply crafting an intriguing cocktail to lift the spirits after a long day at work. This issue of Good Taste brings you recipes to tackle either – or both – of these mood enhancers.
Going out to dine offers a whole different set of motivations beyond mere physical hunger. This is a favorite form of recreation for many people, and restaurant owners and their staffs remain dedicated to providing excellent food, spirits, and service – along with an experience to be long savored in the pleasant memories of guests.
From cravings for casual comfort dishes in laid-back settings to a desire for exquisite fare presented in cushy surroundings, menus across the Lehigh Valley can fulfill most any requirement, including vegan and gluten-free preferences. And since take-out food and delivery services have emerged as permanent parts of the local food culture, people sharing meals can do so at home in their jammie pants. That might be even more decadent that dressing up and going out to eat. Just enjoy your meal, wherever your happy place happens to be!