May 15, 2012

The ties that bind

Last night we attended an alumni social hosted by the Toronto Branch of the Queen's Alumni Association.

The alumni gathering was held at P.J. O'Brien Pub in the St. Lawrence Market district. Located on the tiny, charming and historic Colborne Street, the pub was very friendly and the service was also quite good.

It was nice to meet some other Queen's alumni of varied ages and backgrounds, including from engineering, political studies, physical therapy, and business.

We were joined midway through the event by our dear friend Edward, up from Kingston for a conference. He ended up running into some fellow chemical engineering alumni so he was quite delighted. The three of us eventually decided to take our leave and we had an awesome dinner at nearby Osteria 55, a brand new Italian eatery. Both Mark and Edward had the Tongue ’n’ cheek (beer-braised veal cheek ravioli, sweet and sour cipolini onions and crispy calf’s tongue) while I opted for the duck confit pasta. The meal was excellent, service was delightful, and the chef was kind enough to say a few words to us. 

It was so nice to see Edward. While we are certainly enjoying our adventures and new life in Toronto we very much miss our dear Kingston friends. It was so nice to spend some time with one such very important friend.

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