I had a fabulous dinner this week at Restaurant Martín – – you haven’t lived until you try their delicate Yellow Fin Tuna Tartare with avocado, jalapeno oil, soy, vinaigrette, pickled pineapple, and buttermilk pancakes! And you have to have the Bittersweet Chocolate Truffle Cake with sweet and salty caramel and toasted cinnamon ice cream.
Coming up: I’m looking forward to Santa Fe’s Tony Hillerman Writers Conference (www.wordharvest.com) from November 10-12, with Sandi Ault and Jo-Ann Mapson both on panels! Especially popular, I’m going to predict, will be the new Writing with the Stars flash critiques on Friday night, where the opening page of manuscripts-in-the-works will be dramatized out loud, then authors Ault and David Morrell will be on the spot to spout instant critiques. Think: “Dancing with the Stars” morphs into a literary salon! I developed the concept with Ault and Wordharvest, so I’ll see you there.