We just had to share this picture.
Bonnie’s also an intrepid cook and former food editor of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel newspaper. Dinner with Bonnie and her husband, David Blasco, always means lively conversation and a memorable meal in a delightful setting: Their dining room offers an expansive view of Fort Lauderdale’s Middle River.
Usually, that is.
The view on our most recent visit was obscured by a driving rain that went on and on…and on. Welcome to summer in South Florida, when the nickname “Sunshine State” offers a lesson in ironic humor.
Here’s the thing about Bonnie: She had decided to grill dinner long before the rain started — and when Bonnie makes up her mind, that’s that. So the rest of us stayed dry, sipping cocktails in the living room, while Bonnie braved a slanting rain that showed no respect for her umbrella.
She nailed it, too, plating up salmon filets done to a perfect turn — an impressive feat in any weather.
There may be a lesson here in how to succeed through sheer determination. Or maybe not.
But there’s certainly something to be said for friends who don’t let a little thing like a torrential rain interfere with their hospitality.