Gillian and I also shared the BEST CHOCOLATE CAKE OF LIFE right before we left. He took a chocolate fudge-y cake, topped it with ganoche (oh my god, spelled that wrong....thick fudgy frosting, in any case), and then topped THAT with steaming hot liquid chocolate. I think that Gillian and I downed the thing in under three minutes flat. It was so good that I'm HOPING to dream about it in the near future.
All in all, I would say that it was a very successful gastronomic weekend. This upcoming weekend, we are all headed to Venice with API for Carnivale, which is essentially Mardi Gras. Should be a great time, and I'm definitely looking forward to it. I'm also trying to pull together a few weekend trips, but it's proving harder than I had imagined it would be to find times that are going to work for everyone.