Dinner at the Blue Nile

**Joel G is the host**

Lets try Ethiopian food!    Fair warning though, this is a place where you eat with your hands with no utensils.  You typically dip pieces of bread into each offering.  Check out the menu.  I hope that at least some people will want to do the Ethiopian feast.

http://www.bluenilemi.com/bluenile/58/content.htm

From the website:

Dining at the Blue Nile is Truly an Unforgettable Experience. Significant in the Ethiopian culture is gursha- eating from the same plate and sharing the same bread (called injera). People who eat from the same plate and break bread together will create a bond of friendship and personal loyalty.

Dining at the Blue Nile is an authentic taste of Ethiopia.  Festive artwork decorates the walls, and the glow of painted lights and intricate curtains accent the ambiance with touches of the exotic.  The friendly staff considers your dining experience to be their top priority, treating their customers like royalty.

The dining room features western tables and woven tables called a mesob.  These beautifully decorated tables add authentic texture and color to your meal.  The mesob has a woven cover, that is removed when the food is ready to be served.  Since utensils are not generally used (though they are available on request), a warm towel is offered to clean one's hands before and after enjoying the delicious meal. An essential part of the meal is the injera (Ethiopian Bread). It is a flat and tangy bread used to eat the assortment of flavorful offerings on the platter.  It is considered a gesture of affection, called gursha, to offer bites to your partner.


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  • Diane

    Any picts of the food. I wasn't there and no one took pictures? :(

    July 13

    • Dev

      :) I don't think any of us took any food pics. Sorry Diane

      July 13

  • Dev

    Nice to meet all you guys, enjoyed the Blue Nile experience!

    July 13

  • Julie

    I'm on call for work this weekend and today has been extremely busy so I have to change my RSVP to no. Enjoy the dinner. I love the food there.

    July 12

  • Tim

    Someone on the wait list is in luck! Just learned that some friends from Pittsburgh will be visiting me this weekend. I have changed my RSVP to no.

    July 9

  • Diane

    Please remember to update your RSVP by Thursday for the Blue Nile dinner which is this Saturday. We do have some people on the waitlist, so if you can't attend please be courteous and change your RSVP. Thank you!!

    July 9

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