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Hannibal Lecter ([personal profile] sharp_man) wrote in [community profile] fandomtownies2017-07-04 08:22 am

The Park, afternoon to evening

Hannibal really did enjoy his adopted country (it had immense opportunities for someone like him), and he would also accept any excuse for a party.

So, here they were. He'd set up a decent, industrial-sized grill on the lawn, arranged for an insane number of picnic blankets (mostly red, white, blue, or some combination thereof), and even bribed one of the local magical types to ensure that the weather would be perfect. And he had, of course, been cooking for days; all that was left was grilling the last-minute things.

Jono had agreed to handle the fireworks later, but for now there was mostly mingling and food.

There were several dips: tomatillo salsa verde, french onion, and a bagna cauda, with both traditional and less common vegetables for dipping, along with homemade potato and tortilla chips.

There were any number of salads: crispy potato with chiles, celery, and peanuts, tomato, onion, and roasted lemon, cabbage and jicama, potato with grilled kale, and raw beet and cucumber.

Then there were the non-salad side dishes: flatbread with fava beans, cucumbers, and burrata, salted and spiced melon, "tater tots" with spicy mayonnaise, and of course grilled corn (with miso butter).

On the grill were burgers with a high-quality meat blend, veggie burgers, the best hot dogs available (with a number of interesting toppings available, and ribs.

To go with all of this were mint tea, watermelon basil iced tea, iced hibiscus sweet tea, watermelon sangria, and a keg of Baltimore Pale Ale.

And if the main dishes weren't enough, there were of course desserts. Sorbet in grapefruit cups, strawberry rhubarb pie, roasted pears with espresso mascarpone cream, and s'mores cupcakes.

This was Hannibal. There was no such thing as going overboard with food.

[OOC: Open post! Come and party!]
uncertain_dume: (Smirky)

Re: Mingle!

[personal profile] uncertain_dume 2017-07-04 01:51 pm (UTC)(link)
You know what? It wasn't even his holiday, but that wasn't stopping Kanan from swinging by anyway, stance trotting along at his side.

There was free food. Kanan was a fan of free food.
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Re: Mingle!

[personal profile] uncertain_dume 2017-07-04 02:26 pm (UTC)(link)
"Yeah, the squirrels filled me in," Kanan replied. "I missed the whole point of it last year, and figured I ought to at least figure out what the fireworks were supposed to be for before it all rolled around again."

There was a pause, and then he added, "I'm mostly here for the food."

That was the important part.
uncertain_dume: (Hey Hey)

Re: Mingle!

[personal profile] uncertain_dume 2017-07-04 02:40 pm (UTC)(link)
"I plan to," Kanan said, and then leaned over the most horrifying jello mold in the world with a little, 'huh' before adding some of that to his plate.

Stance, who had significantly better taste, was going to just beg for a burger patty instead.
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Re: Mingle!

[personal profile] uncertain_dume 2017-07-04 02:55 pm (UTC)(link)
"Summer, huh?" Well, for that, Kanan was going to put a little extra on his plate, there. "I mean, I can try, but it doesn't look like something that most people from Earth would generally find appetizing. People from this planet are so weirdly picky."

So far the only thing he'd eaten that made him go, 'make it STOP' was orange juice immediately after toothpaste.

So.

"I bet it tastes fine."

Kanan no.
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Re: Mingle!

[personal profile] uncertain_dume 2017-07-04 03:08 pm (UTC)(link)

Kanan was going to just brush that off as Hannibal's fancypants refined palate, right there.

"I'm sure there will be," Kanan agreed. "Not everyone is a picky Earth eater, anyway."

He was teasing, really.

And sampling a bite, right then and there.

"See, it's fine."

Oh god. He would've done just fine on that disco cruise.