My two-day vacation had been advised well in advance, with any last-minute tasks to be communicated no later than Tuesday. There were, of course, a select few that proceeded with messages even after my deserved disappearance, but were rewarded with the cold shoulder.
Desperate attempts to wrap up work activities by the early afternoon mark. We then prepared ourselves for the drive downtown. There was minimal traffic in advance of the Gardiner Full Closure - the very two-day sequence for which I had just finished arranging logistics and H&S protocols.
Alighting onto the top floor revealed ample spacing between tables and plastic barriers encased in movable frames to slip between them. While we had booked for a small party of two, a six-seater was offered to us.
The dressing was tasty, however oily towards the bottom; in conjunction with the creamy drizzle, the dish grew gradually more satiating. Thankfully for dressing-despisers like myself, not all sections of the salad had been cloaked with savoury condiments.