First, I must apologize for the total photo-taking geekiness in this post. I had just received my Canon PowerShot SX500 IS 16.0 MP Digital Camera with 30x Wide-Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and had to play with it the day we went down to the beaches in Toronto. See that kite sort of in the middle at the bottom of the screen?
Yeah well look at it now! I only bring this up because our visit to Green Eggplant Restaurant clearly demonstrates that I was using a totally new-to-me camera.
We went to the restaurant at the end of April and I just could not believe how flippin’ cold it still was in Toronto. We were all bundled up walking along the beach but I just could not take it anymore. I had to get out of the cold!
Green Eggplant Restaurant is located at 1968 Queen St. East and has a reputation for being crazy-busy all the time.
Which was exactly the case when we got there. There was a half hour wait which, for a popular Toronto spot, is not too bad. So we waited and I checked out what other people were eating.
Jamie and I sat together looking in on all the action in the restaurant. Notice the pile of people waiting at the door behind me?
They brought us bread and dips and they were delicious. My photo does not do the food justice I am afraid, thanks to me getting used to a new camera. But you have to start somewhere!
One thing I love about my new camera is zooming in. The lens is amazing for that and this way I did not have to extend my long arms across the table to take a photo of Justin’s hamburger and sweet potato fries. Yum!
OK, I really did not have to zoom in on Jamie’s creamy chicken pasta dish but I wanted to.
I got the Lobster & Jumbo Shrimp Angel Hair Pasta and it was delicious. Exactly my favourite kind of dish to get when I eat out.
My new foodie spy camera was a little more challenging to use discreetly than my previous one but I managed.
I even got this photo just outside the washrooms of the kitchen, LOL.
It is amazing to think, now, that we went out to dinner that night because there was a chance I could be going home soon. But I didn’t. I had to stay. It was so lovely to find comfort in a warm bustling restaurant after a cold walk down by the water.
One of the hardest transitions for me is realizing just how long I was away. I came home to find my closet filled with polar fleece and turtlenecks. Which is what I would have worn on this dinner out with Jamie and Justin. But I am now sunburned and everything has changed. At least we had this beautiful night out together, people watching and eating our favourite restaurant treats.