I find it somewhat necessary to write about last night’s dinner evening in order to totally absorb it. The company, food and service were all excellent despite not getting a request fulfilled for a favorite table in a quieter area along with minor distractions. The room was instead reserved for a pre-wedding event.
I was desirous of catching up on conversation about my friend’s Italy trip among many other things. However, with the waitress interaction and the continual activity of other people meeting, walking by and some stopping to talk, it made it impossible. Some of my favorite Halloween photos taken at this dining restaurant many years prior were shared because we could pass them around the table. That was about it, besides minor bits of conversation. The evening became hustle-bustle, holiday-like or New York-restaurant type of atmosphere.
I guess all in all, the night was not at all what I expected filled with a favorite table, quiet music and a somewhat serene atmosphere. I had chosen to meet with friends on this Friday evening event because of wanting to take a walk down memory lane and there being blue-grass music entertainment. The Venice is well-known for its excellent food, family atmosphere and beyond-festive-holiday events such as Halloween and St. Patrick‘s Day.
As I have missed attending this dining spot throughout the years, I now also miss altogether our Mexican restaurant that closed last year, and oh how I miss our Friday night hot spot that closed nearly 4-5 years ago. The Venice still is going strong after many, many, many years of service. I hope this to not be a sign of what may be forthcoming.
What best describes the experience is that we are meant for ongoing unexpected experiences for we know the only thing constant is “change.” All in all, it was great and we did fill “expected moments with friends” and cola glasses as we look forward to many more gatherings throughout the years. We know they will be filled with unexpected moments while looking forward to new experiences as well. It’s very comforting to hold on to the familiar before they become fond memories.
I post a song by Andrea Bocelli as it appears music and The Venice Restaurant will be the closest to a little piece of Italy that I will come.