A Farewell to Anjali


One of our beloved chefs is leaving the kitchen to go back to grad school full time to become a registered dietician. We had a little goodbye dinner at Gjelina to celebrate Anjali’s next adventure.

Brunette power in our kitchen.


Anjali’s dessert menu had some edits from a previous diner, we happen to agree that the strawberry & rhubarb crisp was not warm enough nor was the chocolate crust on the banana cream pie chocolaty enough. Have you ever gone to dinner with chefs? It’s like being in art school and having your work critiqued. Or maybe it’s like shoving a fork in your eye, it’s just what we do.

Another thing chefs do at an inspiring dinner, take pictures of what they ate and share it on social media.

Some highlights of our amazing meal: this Croatian wine (we mob with a wine expert)


Young Garbanzo beans with goat cheese


Caponata crostini with burrata (sadly not pictured are the orange glazed carrots and squash blossom pizza winners.)

And the desserts!! The banana-chocolate bread pudding and butterscotch pot de creme were outstanding.


We sure will miss Anjali but you can keep up with her on The Kitchn and on her own blog Eat Your Greens.






5 Comments on A Farewell to Anjali

  1. Julie & Lauren
    August 15, 2012 at 11:50 am (11 years ago)

    Absolutely adorable!! Looks like such a fun night and such a cute group of ladies for the send off. I’m going to be craving that garbanzo bean salad all day. Beautiful.

    Brunette power!

  2. Joanna
    August 15, 2012 at 5:10 pm (11 years ago)

    Omg, these pictures are too cute. Anjali: I need to force you to become my friend now, b/c I’ve always dreamed of having a dietician friend!!

  3. Anjali
    August 15, 2012 at 5:28 pm (11 years ago)

    Great dinner, great company and a great job I am sad to be leaving! xoxo

    Joanna, you’re on. In return, I’ll force you to play board games.

  4. Mary Sullivan
    August 15, 2012 at 6:08 pm (11 years ago)

    Did you warn the chef you were coming. I love the picture of you all
    taking pictures of the food. Good luck to Anjali and good for her.

  5. Moe
    August 16, 2012 at 7:06 pm (11 years ago)

    Looks like a great going away party. I am so proud of Anjali she is going to make a great registered dietician. The bonus is she is in my family.
    Good luck, honey!! Love you.

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