The weekend started off with a flat tire 45 minutes into the trip to NYC with a few hundred pounds of food weighing down the back of the truck. After a rapid (almost pit crew worthy) tire change and a stop at the Bombster Scallop Boats to pick up our scallops in Stonington CT. we were on our way!! A quick stop at the New Haven Taco Trucks for some Beef Tongue Tacos and fresh churros (if you find yourself on route 95 in New Haven make it a point to stop and enjoy authentic Mexican cuisine from the original gastro pods) and rest of the weekend was a hit.
The dinner was sold out...the wine was flowing (Thanks Jorge & Jack the Man!!!) the kitchen was cranking without missing a beat , the Beard staff was on point, I mean you couldn't have asked for a more perfect situation.
I could go on and on but I think you get the point, a wonderful evening that I will never forget. Cooking in the home of an American culinary icon, working with my friends side by side, having my wife, cousins and mom along with some old friends and new ones in the dining room....on of the best nights in my professional career.
As soon as we get some photos of the cuisine back, you will be the first to see them.