Breakfast fit for a queen
Black marker on Fringe drawing paper
9 1/2 x 5 3/4 inches
Barbara Muir © 2017
It's a cold night in Toronto -- with, of all things
snow in the forecast. Uh huh, and before that a
deluge of rain and freezing winds. Not a party.
No wonder I decided when I got home from
my Wednesday night class to do a drawing of
a room service breakfast. This one was in
the Queen Elizabeth, Reine Elizabeth hotel
in Montreal, which I see is temporarily closed.
That makes me nervous because it was a
beautiful hotel, that understood the magic of
room service, of white table cloths and silver
coffee pots, and creamers and sugar bowls.
I think room service breakfasts are one of
the most romantic meals. There is no
hurry. You can savour every bite -- in this
case oatmeal with berries, brown sugar and
milk, perfectly served, perfectly hot --
and coffee -- lots of it.
There is nothing like the luxury of eating in
your room with your sweetheart, and then
dawdling through the morning, reading the
local paper and your book, finishing your
coffee -- okay I'm dreaming, and it's time
Have an enjoying thoughts of food day