One of my favorite springtime events occurs this weekend and even social distancing will not stand in its way. The Historic Albany Foundation’s annual fundraiser, A Moveable Feast, dubbed A Stationary Feast this year, will go on, albeit in a new and different fashion.
The format for this event generally is as follows – guests gather in a central location for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, mingle and are then given the address of the home where they will be dining. Many of the hosts are in the Center Square area and I’ve seen the inside of some fabulous homes through the years and enjoyed the hospitality offered by those who make their homes available for this good cause.
This year’s event will be unique. Instead of coming together as a group prior to fanning out around the city, participants will instead host their own events in their own homes. I’ve never been inclined to take on the task of hosting diners at my own home, but this year’s format really appeals to me, so I signed up. However, I’m not cooking.
During these difficult times when we all are struggling with how to help those who are most impacted by business closures, I decided to take advantage of one of the take out deals currently being featured at local restaurants.
Many now shuttered eateries have leapt into takeout meals as a means of staying in business and I’m trying every week to support their efforts.
In the DelSo neighborhood we’re lucky to have Nicole’s Restaurant and that is where I’ll be collecting my dinner on Saturday evening. The salmon dinner sounds right up my alley and I know there must be a bottle of pinot noir in my cellar that will be the perfect accompaniment to my meal. If you’re not in the same position wine-wise, Capital Wine and Spirits is offering a 20 percent discount to Feast participants who have added themselves to the map of homes taking part in the evening’s festivities.
Now, all I have to do is figure out what I’m going to wear…