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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!]
futurespacemom: (amused judging)

Re: Eat the food!

[personal profile] futurespacemom 2017-07-04 03:08 pm (UTC)(link)
"What is that?" Hera asked after his third time back. She hadn't eaten any more than a bit of salad yet, still working her way up to the rest of it.
uncertain_dume: (Default)

Re: Eat the food!

[personal profile] uncertain_dume 2017-07-04 03:12 pm (UTC)(link)

"Something Summer made," Kanan replied, offering her his plate and fork if she wanted to try it. "It reminds me of this dish from Klatooine? There was a diner not far from where I worked there that served... well. Not this. Klatooinian ingredients, obviously. But the texture is about the same."

Wiggly.

futurespacemom: (thinking)

Re: Eat the food!

[personal profile] futurespacemom 2017-07-04 03:21 pm (UTC)(link)
"Huh." Hera picked up the fork and tried it thoughtfully. "That's not bad," she agreed.
uncertain_dume: (Actual Disaster Kanan Jarrus)

Re: Eat the food!

[personal profile] uncertain_dume 2017-07-04 03:24 pm (UTC)(link)
"See? You should get a plate," Kanan decided. Not even because Hannibal had told him to spread the word. More because this was Summer's thing, and he was all for encouraging... well... he wasn't sure this counted as cooking, but creativity? Encouraging creativity. Plus it would be sad if there were leftovers.
futurespacemom: (smiling)

Re: Eat the food!

[personal profile] futurespacemom 2017-07-04 04:16 pm (UTC)(link)
"Sure." Hera dusted her jeans off and looked over toward the food tables. "Anything you want me to pick up while I'm over there?"
uncertain_dume: (Default)

Re: Eat the food!

[personal profile] uncertain_dume 2017-07-04 04:18 pm (UTC)(link)

"How about some of that melon dish that Doc Lecter made? I'm pretty sure someone's going to tackle me into the dirt if I go back for a fourth helping of this stuff, anyway."

Even if there wasn't exactly a line-up for it.

futurespacemom: (pilot - check!)

Re: Eat the food!

[personal profile] futurespacemom 2017-07-04 04:20 pm (UTC)(link)
"There's melon?" Hera perked up. "Okay, definitely getting some of that. Back in a bit."
uncertain_dume: (Shmoozing)

Re: Eat the food!

[personal profile] uncertain_dume 2017-07-04 04:31 pm (UTC)(link)
"And maybe some of those manta-pear looking things with the coffee stuff," Kanan called after her.

Because he'd already sampled a little bit of everything, and those had been kind of great.
futurespacemom: (amused judging)

Re: Eat the food!

[personal profile] futurespacemom 2017-07-04 05:06 pm (UTC)(link)
Hera waved in acknowledgement as she headed off.