Capelet debuts at Whitney Museum outing.

Snoopy in a literary moment might have started this entry thus: “The day was chilly. The day was grey. The day was drizzly…”

But yours truly was warm, wooly and wrapped up in a swirl of ruby and burgandy. Yes, the capelet, finished this weekend, made its first of hopefully many public appearances at the Whitney Museum.

In particular, at the Romare Bearden exhibit (which I was fortunate enough to have seen when it was on exhibit in DC) and a lightning quick fling through the Noguchi exhibit.

Capelet and wearer-cum-creator then took a turn uptown with Jay to grace Cafe Sabarsky at the Neue Gallerie for dinner and.. okay, for dessert, coffee and dinner in that order.

It was a real treat. A place I’d wanted to experience and never did despite living a few blocks away on the Upper East Side for years.

Cafe Sakarsky, one of Chef Kurt Gutenbrunner’s restaurants, specializes in Viennese cuisine, so that meant warm squash soup with Riesling apples, sausage with a tart potato salad and ‘kunchen’ galore.

We savoured our Sachertorte and Ruherkoek over ‘Einspanner’ coffees (that’s double espresso shots with cream to the uninitiated, such as myself, and yes, it comes in decaf mode!)

Delicious, and a great way to break out the first completed knitting project of this personal knitting epoch. (These epochs strike from time to time broken by erratic numbers of years and only arise in Winter. Go figure! Meanwhile, I see a bargain yarn bin that needs my attention.)



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