Day 27: Shabbat Supper (Baklava, Shawarma, challah, hummus, couscous, pesto, etc)
After a sweaty, strenuous afternoon of Quidditch, starvation was the prevalent state of emotions my body was undergoing. Most went to Shafer, but Tim invited Darren and I to Shabbat supper with some of his fraternity brothers, promising the finest in Jewish cuisine. Granted, after going to Hanukkah at his house this year, those were words I was more than willing to trust.
The fine folks of Hillel of VCU, after a few prayers and introductory remarks, turned us loose on a buffet-style feast. Though I’d definitely had a few things before, there was way too much for me NOT to find something. One of Tim’s brothers scooped a bunch of shawarma on my plate, which is a specially-prepared dish of meats traditionally eaten with pita. The juices were sopped up by the bread, making for an even more delicious experience. The verdict? Succulent and satisfying. As for the baklava (a pastry dessert made with honey, syrup and nuts), my mind was thoroughly blown. For someone who eats chocolate on the daily, I have to give this props. My cutlery couldn’t handle it, but my stomach was happy to oblige. Not what I was expecting at all, but a victory all around.
Pregaming for Jurassic Park with Shabbat supper was a primo decision (even if we did only catch the last few minutes). A big thanks to Tim for feeding Darren and I tonight!