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Happy New Year!

 Happy New Year!  It has been quite sometime since I have had any interest in this particular holiday.  I find the occassion to be cursed with a new form of drama each year.  So to welcome 2016, instead of making big plans and buying a new party dress, I celebrated with a friend in the form of Chinese takeout and Prosecco in tea cups, whilst watching The Holiday, which I acutally hadn't seen since it was in theatres! 


My friends and I have a New Year's day tradition of having dinner at The Old Spaghetti Factory, a really beautifully decorated Italian restaurant on Toronto's Esplanade.  The interior is decorated with old musical instruments, stained glass and chandeliers.  Patrons have the option of dining in a giant carousel in the centre, hollowed out with tables on top, as well as an old train and a phone booth.

Each meal begins with warm bread and garlic butter... The Factory must have an entire kitchen of bread ovens going each night.  I decided on the clam chowder to start and lobster ravioli as my entrée, I recommend both.  Each meal concludes with a mug of coffee and a bowl of spumoni ice cream...vanilla, chocolate and pistachio...so good!  Though I'm not one for New Year's Eve, I do so love beginning each year at Spaghetti Factory with good company! 

Wishing you a happy new year!
xx
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