A good friend of ours took us to a restaurant in South East Washington called Cava. They specialize in mezze or small plates with a Mediterranean flavor. The food was good and perfect for chatting and sipping a rather Americanized retsina. While the retsina was a little disappointing, our server, Dave was not. In fact, Dave made our visit to Cava such a smooth dining experience that I forgot to blog and just ate, drank and talked.
I guess what really impressed us about Dave was that he worked really hard while still looking cool and hip; having enough time, in this busy, noisy bar restaurant, to address our personal needs without looking as if he had someplace else to be and without sounding like a Cheesecake Factory trainee. Whatever Dave’s story is outside of his job at Cava, he left it at home, choosing to be absolutely “present” for his customers. Thanks Dave.