Coco and Colette's vegan friend invited the girls and a few other friends to her apartment for a viewing and dinner-discussion of the last episode of "Making a Murderer" on Netflix. The series is a compelling study of what boils down to Steven Avery versus the justice system, and it raises provocative questions about poverty, human rights, and freedom. The vegan threw a similar dinner party when Serial's season one ended, and it was a big hit, too.
Some people dread vegan dinner parties for fear there won't be actual food served, or that the menu will be tofu steaks and raw broccoli, but the vegan neighbor is actually a part-time food blogger, so she had everything worked out deliciously. Plus, several guests were on post-holiday diets, so vegan fare wouldn't blow their "cleanse," whatever that means.
Everyone gathered around the dinner table, passed the Pinot Gris, grapefruit and toasted walnut salad, and warmed bread, while the vegan ladeled thick kabocha squash soup and passed toasted pepitas for topping.
It was a perfect parallel to the heated discussion that ensued over Steven Avery's guilt or innocence. By the time the meal was over and the Medjool dates and coffees were finished, the group had neither solved the crime nor patched the holes in the justice system. However, they enjoyed the chance to debate and discuss, and thanked the vegan for her warm hospitality and delicious eats before heading home.