Mike Quinn had Iris and me for dinner


We ate Brazilian moqueca, a delicious shrimp dish from nothern Brazil. Mike did the real thing: rice, salad with heart of palm, mandioca, incredible collards cut thin and sautéd with garlic…..

Mike has orgnized the Austin Brazilian Carnaval for the last 40 years or so and has helped it become a major institution with more than 3000 people attending each year. I put on a Carnaval in Austin a year or two before he took over. Iliana Casanova did it the year between me and Mike. We reminisced a lot. It was an am amazing evening full of saudade.