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Food, Glorious Food

Written by guest contributor Joe David

Food from around the world was gloriously served last week during a night of fine dining for 30 select journalists and diplomats at the private Washington, DC residence of H.E. Budi Bowoleksono, The Ambassador of Indonesia and Mrs. Reshanty Bowoleksono. It was an exotic night of delicious food, in which the cuisine representing five countries was featured and served by a formally attired staff of men and women, who unobtrusively attended to the specific culinary needs of each guest.

While the guests chatted and became acquainted over hors d’oeuvres and drinks, the direction of their conversation would suddenly take a turn as they sampled with delight the pleasantly unfamiliar taste of what they were served. To heighten the anticipation of each course to come, in the background a Javanese gamelan softly played, a video provided scenes from a banquet, not unlike what was unfolding that evening, of happy guests enjoying spectacularly delicious-looking food.