By Emily Key
Special to the
Opelika Observer

The Holiday Supper Club at the Sound Wall in downtown Opelika was fantastic! Chris Wilton prepared an amazing crawfish risotto, a light citrus salad, a perfect Beef Wellington, and finished the meal with a delectable créme brûlée.
He explained what ingredients were creating each dish, and also divulged that he made this for his wife the night he proposed to her. Chris Wilton just raised the bar for all other men.
Sitting at a table for 10, of which I knew one person, was exciting. Sharing a meal is one of the best ways to get to know a person. The social awkwardness fades once good food is in front of you. I now have new contacts, if not friends, and a better appreciation for mankind’s ability to connect with each other no matter how different we are. There is always a common thread to be found.