It has been an unusually long time since I’ve written… I’ve been out of touch more than once, but this is the longest stretch in a while. You’ve heard it from me before… So busy! Working too much! Etc… But really, all work and no wandering makes for a boring blog (as this will surely demonstrate). Since I don’t have any major wandering planned for the near future, but what I’ve been doing has been pretty interesting (at least to me), I thought I’d share… A chef’s real life in NYC:
Visiting Friends’ Restaurants:
It’s that time of year when comfort food and the company of good people is all I”m craving. Fortunately, I’ve had plenty of opportunities to indulge those needs lately.
Amy Reiley of Fork Me, Spoon Me fame came for a brief visit… we thoroughly enjoyed a progressive dinner from Public to Double Crown and onward. Brad Farmarie’s food is always a sensual treat (crispy, silky, cool, spicy, and beautiful) and the cocktails were bursting with flavor (especially the mango cardamom one at Double Crown).
Working at Special Events:
This is the fun part of my job… getting to do outside events with amazing chefs. On a good day, it doesn’t really feel like work!
Just Livin’ Life:
I read a lot of other blogs – probably more often than I ever should. Some I read for the great writing (see any of the links on the right), and some I read for the same reasons others read the tabloids… lately it seems that a particular acquaintance has been in the tabloids a bit more than he probably likes (Mr. Chang…)! It makes me appreciate my life a little bit more…