cooking for friends

one of the greatest joys of restaurant cooking is when friends come in to check out what youve been up to, and ask to try all of your latest dishes. deirdre and phil armstrong of harvest thyme herb farm in staunton has been growing specialty produce for us for the last 4 seasons. in celebration of their last delivery until next spring, they joined us on a snowy friday night last week. we presented them with a 7 course tasting with pairings, and it was the highlight of the week. its always a great feeling when your guests leave it up to you to cook what you want to for them. as a chef, i do it all the time, asking the server to tell the chef to choose my courses for me, usually with great success, of course every once in a while, some smartalek puts duck and mahimahi on your plate and calls it modern cooking. i can assure you we wont do that… happy holidays to all and to all a good night! cheers!

Published in: on December 23, 2009 at 7:30 pm  Comments (2)  

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  1. Happy christmas and a happy new year , love the the scallop and foie plates much love see you guys soon . ps still on for the Ms june 12 and 13th Team fat bastards will ride again john

  2. We’re so glad you took photos of our amazing tasting! Thank you for an evening we’ll remember forever.You made a couple of farmers feel very special.

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