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Expecting Scones March 17, 2009

Filed under: Books read in 2009,Dickens,Great Expectations — antof9 @ 10:22 am

For March 21, let’s try for House of Commons again 🙂

We’re doing 10 more chapters, so read through chapter 40, and we’ll see you on Saturday at 10:30. We’re looking at the Anthony Hopkins version (which is almost a mini-series) for movie night(s), and trying to figure out dates that will work for all of us.


3 Responses to “Expecting Scones”

  1. InspectorLuv Says:

    The weekend of April 17th works best for me…

  2. Inspector Luv Says:

    I’d like to go to this, but I’ll be in Orlando. BOO! I thought I’d let you know about it just in case you’re interested:

    Tattered Cover has invited you to the event: Book Club Happy Hour.
    Date: March 26, 2009 06:00PM
    Description: There are so many great books being published, it can be difficult to decide what to read with your book club. We have the perfect solution for this admittedly good problem to have, Book Club Happy Hour! Join us as Tattered Cover staff members and local publisher’s sales representatives offer their favorite choices for book club reading and discussing. Find out what other book clubs are reading and mingle while enjoying wine and light refreshments. There is no cost to attend, but reservations are required. Please call 303-322-1965 ext.2739 to make a reservation.

  3. Shanda Says:

    Here are the breakfast places from 5280 (at least the ones not in Boulder:)) I’m most interested in Lucille’s but i’m willing to try anything if anybody else is interested.

    Opus Restaurant
    2575 W. Main St., Littleton, 303-703-6787
    Upon taking your seat at a white linen-draped table by the roaring fire, and sipping from a flute of complimentary Champagne, it’s hard to imagine spending Sunday mornings anywhere else. Gracious servers, a cozy ambience, and chef-owner Michael Long’s innovative New American dishes like sweet corn crab cakes, smokehouse Benedict, and roasted caramel apple tarte Tatin combine for one of the most harmonious brunches in town.

    2262 Larimer St., 303-297-0700
    Sure, most people head to Snooze on the weekends for brunch, but we like the breakfast spot best during the week. That’s when the crowds are thinner and the tables are populated with young professionals working deals over sweet potato pancakes, oatmeal brĂ»lĂ©e, and mugs of hot coffee. So long as there’s an order of Juan’s breakfast tacos—corn tortillas, scrambled eggs, hash browns, jack cheese, and ranchero sauce—at the table, we’re convinced this is the best way to conduct business.

    Les Delices de Paris
    600 S. Holly St., 303-320-7596
    No need to fly across the pond when Les Delices de Paris is right in your backyard. French-born Gerard and Christelle Donat own this authentic Parisian pastry shop, located on South Holly. Flaky croissants, savory quiche Provençal, heavenly chocolate éclairs, and warm Grand Marnier crêpes pair with smooth cups of coffee. Savor this morning meal on the tiny patio or at one of the five small tables inside.

    Bistro One
    1294 S. Broadway, 720-974-0602
    When Bistro One opened its doors in May 2008, South Broadway gained a new sense of sophistication. The darkwood-lined dining room, accented with white leather chairs and bursts of cornflower blue, makes for a happy spot for brunch. The menu is equally dazzling, with cinnamony French toast made from house-crafted bread, fluffy hollandaise-doused eggs Benedict, and a croque madame with Champagne cream. Chef Olav Peterson also offers dishes such as classic steak frites and French onion soup for those craving something a little heartier.

    Multiple locations
    There’s more to New Orleans cookin’ than beignets, but Lucile’s hot-from-the-fryer pastries are just the way to start off the day. Smothered with strawberry-rhubarb jam and taken down with a cup of chicory coffee, they’re about all you need. Except, you’re at Lucile’s and that means decadent eggs Sardou (eggs Benedict with shrimp and creamed spinach) or cozy rice pudding porridge. Given the chance, dine at the original Boulder location, but all four Lucile’s dish up a delicious slice of Creole comfort.

    2413 W. 32nd Ave., 303-477-4141
    There are few greater weekend pleasures than leisurely sipping coffee while basking in the morning sun. That luxury is only made better when coffee is delivered to your table in a French press and the window you’re sitting next to is at Duo. This Highland neighborhood bistro feels like home—with warm wood floors, exposed brick, and mismatched napkins—in a way that few restaurants can. Couple that coziness with an order of the pastry basket bulging with scones and breakfast breads or the seasonally inspired quiche—you’ll never flip a pancake at home again.

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