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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!]
okteiviakom: ([neu] willing to hear you out)

Re: Eat the food!

[personal profile] okteiviakom 2017-07-04 04:32 pm (UTC)(link)
Octavia hadn't come here to socialize. In fact, she'd stumbled upon this gathering by accident, on her way back from the preserve.

But there was food, seemingly free for the taking. So, she was taking some – while trying not to think about how this would've fed the people at home.
okteiviakom: ([neu warpaint] what's that?)

Re: Eat the food!

[personal profile] okteiviakom 2017-07-04 05:36 pm (UTC)(link)
Octavia couldn't help the wariness in her expression when her gaze flicked up to meet the man. It was her default setting, these days.

"Thank you."

Was she supposed to say something else? Too bad.
okteiviakom: ([neg warpaint] cold cold heart)

Re: Eat the food!

[personal profile] okteiviakom 2017-07-04 06:45 pm (UTC)(link)
People here were obsessed with shaking hands.

Good thing Octavia had gotten the hang of it after the first time or two. No hesitation. Just a kind of a detached, unpracticed politeness. "Octavia."

Just Octavia, this time.
okteiviakom: ([neu] new dawn fades)

Re: Eat the food!

[personal profile] okteiviakom 2017-07-05 11:04 am (UTC)(link)
It sounded kind of like Unity Day. Octavia just barely raised one eyebrow. "Fireworks?"

She was well acquainted with food. Less so with fireworks.