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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: (Hey Hey)

Re: Mingle!

[personal profile] uncertain_dume 2017-07-04 05:39 pm (UTC)(link)
"After dark," Kanan volunteered, with all the knowhow of a guy who had literally nothing to do with when the fireworks were going to be. "All the best fireworks are after dark."

Because visibility. Because that.
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Re: Mingle!

[personal profile] whoisalicewhite 2017-07-05 03:57 am (UTC)(link)
"So when is it getting dark?" Parker squinted sky-ward, and wondered, "Do you think the Island will let it get dark early so we can have more fireworks?"

Because Fandom.
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Re: Mingle!

[personal profile] uncertain_dume 2017-07-05 09:35 am (UTC)(link)
Kanan laughed a little at that and shrugged his shoulders.

"Hell, who knows? I'd say that we'd probably get the same amount of fireworks no matter how early it gets dark, since we only have fireworks until the fireworks run out, but then I remember where we are..."

Seriously, if there weren't people in this very park who casually carried pretty explosives around for kicks, he'd eat his holocron.