“The shared meal elevates eating from a mechanical process of fueling the body to a ritual of family and community, from the mere animal biology to an act of culture.” ~ Michael Pollan
And there is nothing quite like sitting down with people you care and sharing a good meal. It is one of my favourite things to do. Of course not all meals are good, we have definitely been out with friends to some restaurants that disappointed but that was never as a result of the company we were in. In fact the company usually made up for the sub standard restaurant and the worst places are those that often market themselves as fine dinning. You pay for those words but you rarely get a meal that justifies the ridiculous bill you get at the end of it.