Saturday, December 26, 2009
Christmas Eve & Christmas Day in the DelSo
Christmas Eve was a food-filled extravaganza! From the delicious antipasti items from Cardona's (stuffed olives, prosciutto, spicy sopressata) to the 5 year aged gouda from the Honest Weight, we started the evening on a high note. I must admit, I was on my game and the herb-encrusted rack of lamb I roasted was AMAZING! We bought the lamb from Falvo's in Slingerlands and it was absolutely delicious - tender, flavor-filled, perfect. Before we tucked into the tiramisu we enjoyed a walk around the neighborhood and snapped some photos of the beautifully decorated homes in the 'hood.
Christmas Day we were up by 7 a.m. dealing with 3 excited boys, who had a very satisfying Christmas haul. I got a great gift - the opportunity to go back to bed and read and doze for a couple of hours. It was the promise of bagels from The Uncommon Grounds complete with smoked salmon and Porto Rico Importers coffee that finally got me moving. We walked to the Spectrum for a matinee of Sherlock Holmes (lots of fun - looking forward to the sequel already!) and finished our neighborhood trek with cocktails at New World. I seriously don't know another area of Albany that is blessed with so many fine options for entertainment and eating/drinking. It has been a good year for the DelSo!