Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Ideas in Food + Atelier
I don't write about other people's food often.
I have to admit that I am hard to please.
I had a fabulous dinner last night.
go to atelier.
read ideas in food.
follow foodie prints here and here.
It was more than just a meal, it was a visual exploration. I want to one day do food this beautiful.
I took the time to think, and smell and admire. I ate 15 courses even though it was about 3 hours before my usual 'dinner time'
I had a great 'date', my most fantastic moment was when Don served me pieces of the whole fish to share family style - it is great to reconnect with the person in front of you and stop staring at your plate. It is also fantastic to look up at the person across you and simply smile, no words needed, because you are both blown away by it all.
It was also heartwarming to meet chefs who are still humble. I have been following Alex's blog for awhile and was a fan of atelier before it even opened, I love people who are adventurous, curious. It just gets your imagination flowing and obviously makes you smile.
**ps. will send a massive email with grapefruit bar recipe, had no idea i would get such a response!