Most of the items on my list of things-to-do-before-I-die are food related.
This past week I was lucky enough to experience the trip of a lifetime as I ate my way through the Big Easy. I can elaborate on all the things that filled my plate in a future post, but for now, I have to share a big one from my list: a fabulous meal at James Beard Award-winning Cochon. AND, as if it could not get better, I enjoyed every bite from the Chef’s Table.
It was really tricky for me to balance my curiosity with my utmost respect for the chefs. I tried to watch without gawking and snap pictures (mostly) only of the food. Although the chefs were all friendly – checking in to make sure we were enjoying ourselves – I can’t imagine they would have loved a flash going off in their faces mid-prep.
As a food nerd, foodie, fatty, full-of-something, I was totally geeking out. The food, the atmosphere, having my head right in the kitchen- it was all extraordinary.
Of course, though it was a struggle, there was just a little room left for a mind-blowing dessert.
Too much delicious.