Thursday, 1 January 2015

A Dinner before Christmas

Living in times when nuclear families
prefer to eat out
order festival dinners
be it onam, pongal or diwali...

pleasant surprise awaited us
when a senior level boss invited team
for a dinner
before christmas eve...

As crystal clear intent of host
of  "no compromise"
on the personal touch
the living room of residence
instead of a mere hotel
served as our venue

Commencing with the traditional
wine and cake
better half of host
shaped each dish
with love and her own hands

short eats before main course
and mouth watering maincourse
veg & nonveg  to suit palates,
needs of various guests over twenty
with a fitting finale of home made deserts!

Each guest attended to by host
served by his sprightly sons
ever smiling, enquiring
and refilling plates with gusto

When the host regretted
the inconveniences of adjusted seating
I wondered "what inconvenience?"
a waiter, an ambience or chef foriegn
can never replace
personalized love & care
or home cooked food

for there's no better food
than home cooked food
there's no better attention
than personalized attention!


  1. So true! And yet it's a fading memory...
    Happy New Year!

  2. Thank you Deepa.Wish you a wonderful new year too!

  3. True, nothing like a home cooked meal.