On Thursday, I went to a yakitori restaurant with Adam, Jen and Amanda. While I was waiting for them, I got my one and only chu-hi stand chu-hi during this tour. I picked the ume flavor and it was delicious! We were near Shiori since we wanted to go to Radianza, an awesome Italian place we had been in the past but unfortunately, all of the tables were full. The yakitori was a nice back-up and we stayed with mainly vegetarian choices since we were out with Adam and Jen.
Friday was a wine night! I met up with Brooke and Melinda at the World Wine Bar where they had gotten talked into a deal and purchased three bottles. We only made it through one there but we met up with the rest of the group at Charcoal Grill Green. Alaina and Stephanie actually came to WWB minutes before we left. Emily and Stacie were at CGG and we had the most delicious dinner. We all shared grilled Caesar salad and had our own entrees. I had the lamb which was phenomenal although the bite of wasabi coleslaw that accompanied the pork belly was amazing. I must figure out how to recreate! Afterwards, Brooke, Melinda and I made a slightly unnecessary trip back to WWB but it was really fun to hang out with them. It was an excellent last night out!
Then, it was time to go. It was a crazy morning since I was still wrapping things up at work and mailing my commemorative paddle since it didn’t fit into any bags. And, oh yeah, I met up with Melinda and Emily to grab a coffee and do some quick knife shopping. I took the 1230 bus from PSD and Lasonya, her husband, Kazu-san and his son were all there to wave me off. It was really sweet and so nice to have a send-off!