|AHMM editor Linda Landrigan|
at Notaro's Ristorante
|3 SleuthSayers at DELL reception|
R.T., Liz Zelvin & David Dean
Supper that evening is with AHMM editor Linda Landrigan at Notaro's Ristorante, 635 2nd Avenue. This is a family owned business, the atmosphere is homey, the food is superb, the waiters are friendly and the prices are good. Try their Rigatoni alla Vodka with a glass of Pinot Noir. You'll come back to dine again. Even though we were all full, I got into a several minute discussion with our waiter about the Italian dessert Tiramisu and learned a few things. The waiter promptly returned with a plate of Tiramisu (on the house) and three forks. Best I've ever had, to include the one I ate in northern Italy where this dessert originated. Turns out our waiter is part of the family who owns the restaurant. It's not a large place, so I would recommend reservations. We will definitely eat there again.
|Some of the fancy dessert|
at Edgars Banquet.
Edgar is white chocolate.
Then, it's back to the Grand Hyatt for the Edgar Awards Banquet. The wife and I start with the Edgar Nominees Champagne Reception in a large room on the Ballroom level. As chief judge for the Best Novel category (509 hardcovers in ten months) it's interesting to meet and be able to chat with some of the Nominees. Best Novel Judges Brian Thornton and James Lincoln Warren are also in attendance.
|R.T. presenting to Edgars Best Novel Winner - Lori Roy|
|The Pond in Central Park|
|Reflections in Central Park|
|Baltika #3 in the Russian Vodka Room|
|SleuthSayer Brian Thornton & wife Robyn|
at Oyster Bar in Grand Central Terminal
It was a great trip. If you haven't yet been to the Edgars, you should try it one of these Aprils. Just plan on spending some money.
Saturday is an early taxi ride back to La Guardia and a flight home.
Catch ya later.