The boys from Hanks *A Restaurant were guest-cheffing at Agrius and I knew I couldn’t miss it. While I admit I haven’t spent as much time as I’d like with the Hanks fellas, (and Laura!) I know them well enough to know that this was going to be an epic joining of talents and food and fun and ambiance and all of the best things you could ask for in a dinner party. We started out on the patio with a merging of appies – some from Hanks and some from Agrius – and drank Zanatta Brut and passionfruit beer. With a warm Hefeweizen glow, we piled into the dining room with our Wagyu beef shin pastrami sandwich ‘amuse bouche’ (I quote this because they were huge). There, we continued the feasting, partook in a unique and amazing cocktail like only Brooke Levie can make, listened to chill tunes from the DJ and made new table-friends amongst twirling pasta, steelhead and caviar and H.F. ducks. (see below for the explanation on that). The night was long and fun and we were all lulled into a comfortable state of satiation and familiarity by the time it ended with Peach Zelda and La Stella Moscato – a perfect ending to a truly fantastic night. (thank you table mates!) So, there you have it. I was going to write a big long story about this night and how it all unfolded. Though, I think this little story will suffice. I’ll let the photos do the rest of the talking.