Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Thanks to everyone who made it down to Foxwoods this year! We met some great people, drank some great wine and cocktails, sampled some great cuisine from the region and enjoyed great company. I saw a lot of old friends and picked up some great ideas.
The dish we served this year was a "Soy Cured Salmon, Heirloom Apples(New Hampshire Zestor Apple) Lime & Scallion Creme Fraiche,Local Grown Micro Cilantro"
Although I didn't win this year(or any other year I've played) I enjoyed playing poker again this year at the third annual celebrity chefs poker tournament. The honor to sit at the Table with some of Americas great chefs and restaurateurs is always a great experience. This year I had the pleasure of playing with David Burke,Franklin Becker, Sam Talbot , "Spike" from the latest season of Top Chef and David Rabin president of the New York Nightlife Association and owner of the former Lotus Night Club in NYC, among a few others at the table. I might practice a little for next year( not an excuse at all...)
Thanks to everyone who helped out, Justin( one of our lead line cooks) Matt & Nicole. And the JWU Students, thanks for cutting salmon and julienne apples to order for 3,000 people for 5 straight hours!! The event was a success and we look forward to next year.