Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Delightful lunch at the Columbia Restaurant in Ybor City

What a great time we had with the Fraziers today.  They invited us to the Columbia, one of the most beautiful restaurants (imho) in the Tampa area.  We were celebrating Bill's survival and recovery from his stroke suffered here 3 winters ago today and also our collective 50 years of marriage. We had taken Jo to the Columbia when she had visited once before but this was Bill's first time.

The restaurant dates back to 1905 and this original of the now many offshoots in West Coast of Florida has the most amazing tiles, wood interiors and colors of all.

The food is just as wonderful and the sangria? Beyond compare.

 Our server, Carlos, was kind and attentive and conversed with Bill in Spanish.

And, the icing on the cake was a table side visit from Richard Gonzmart, the President of the Columbia Restaurant Group, who regaled us with tales of the restaurant, his father and grandfather and showed us the table where he proposed to his wife.  What a delightful day.

1 comment:

LyndaKay said...

What a special day! Gorgeous tilework.