After a long, long absence from this little site, I realized I can access it from my phone…and all my excuses are out the door. It’s been a busy year for sure, with the restaurant blooming & blossoming, as well as my role there. While I love it, it does tend to take away from my normal day to day activities (I’ve only done laundry that involves work clothes for, oh, 4 months. Luckily I only wear my chef coat and flour stained yoga pants…).
That being said, I do want to get back to this little baby of mine too. Probably much less writing going to be involved but more pictures!
Here’s a few looks at life lately (all whisk included!):
Most recently, I was invited to a Valrhona Chocolate Class up in Vail. In a class of 6 pâtissiers, all local women chefs, we were taught much about new chocolates, Valrhona as a company, new recipes & techniques, and overall, how important it is to get out and meet people in this industry who are innovative, talented and inspirational. Needless to say, it was amazing, aside from my 3 hour drive in a blizzard to attend. A little look at our 2 days worth of final product:
We created around a wide variety of tarts, entremets, plated desserts, bon bons, ice cream, chocolate decor-well, a bit of everything. I met amazing people, ate delicious food and thoroughly enjoyed my little excursion!
We’re also creating our new menu at the restaurant right now, which is always a challenging, rewarding, creative time. A few looks at possible new items coming up…
As you can tell, my picture taking ability is still not stellar. I blame my want to eat what I’m taking a picture of immediately, so my rush to snap the shot & grab a fork is strong.
Lots of new things coming this way though and I will be sharing again!