Today was spent in a meeting room with training colleagues from the US and Germany. We are learning about a new learning management system that we will soon be using.
For dinner tonight we went to the Lokanta Mediterranean Grill in downtown Pleasanton.
As you can see here on Google Maps there are a lot of restaurants in downtown Pleasanton. There are even more than what are shown here.
We started out with a couple Meze platters which are a mix of bruschetta, dolma, giant beans, humus and olives served with pitta bread.
I enjoyed sharing the food as I got to know colleagues that I had just met.
We also had some delicious spanakopita which is filo dough filled with cheese and spinach.
For my entree I had the mixed shish kebabs. They were served with rice and a medley of vegetables that included some delicious Brussels sprouts.
The chicken was cooked perfectly and the lamb was a nice medium rare. They both had a lot of taste.
The Mediterranean food really is getting me excited about going to Israel next week as we will be eating similar food.
For dessert I had my favorite vanilla bean ice cream (actually gelato). It tasted so good. I also tried a stuffed apricot. The mascarpone cheese was an interesting filling along with a pistachio coating.
I enjoyed sharing dinner with colleagues old and new and look forward to the rest of our time together this week.
Given my background (M.S. in Industrial Management from Georgia Tech and implementing management systems), I’m curious about what’s new.