Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Friday, March 25, 2011
My sister's boyfriend, Sam Albetta, just spent the past six months in Morocco and Egypt. While he was there, obviously, he enjoyed a totally different cuisine than anything he was used to eating here in the States. So, when I asked if he would be interested in posting about some of his food experiences, he kindly obliged. Thanks, Sam, and I hope you guys enjoy this post as much as I did!
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Last weekend was the sixth annual Charleston Wine & Food Festival. I was really excited to get to help out at the opening night gala. It took place in Marion Square, and much like last week's Chef's Feast, about twenty local restaurants had tables set up with small plates for the partygoers to dine on while they drank and mingled.
We had time to snap some photos before the crazy influx of people happened. There were over 1,000 attendees there, which made for a busy night, to say the least.
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Last night, I was able to help out at the 12th annual Chef's Feast, organized by Peninsula Grill's Chef Bob Carter. The event raises charity money for the Lowcountry Food Bank. Around 1,000 people attended, wearing tuxes and cocktail dresses, and over 25 chefs were there to represent their restaurants.
Each chef had a little station where his team could put out a small plate, and the guests came up to the stations as they wanted. There were tables all over the auditorium for the guests to sit and dine.
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
buerre blanc, and basil oil
We prepped all day and had a blast. By the time we actually started serving, everyone was ready and in good spirits.
Chef Frank Lee was the judge. I've worked in his company for a long time, so we had fun and chatted over a glass of wine when it was all over.
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
So. I'm not really sure what I'm supposed to say here. I realize that I have pretty much neglected the blog for an entire semester. Even worse is that my last post was a birthday celebration for the damn blog itself. Months ago. Awk-ward.
I admit that there is no excuse for this neglect. I have been formulating this very "I'm Sorry" post in my mind for ages now. Repeatedly, I have been shocked upon being asked, "So, whatever happened with the blog?" or, "Are you okay? I haven't noticed any posts in a while." It's gotta be a feeling akin to leaving a box of puppies on the side of the road somewhere. Except that I would never do that.
I've been somehow justifying my silence in repeating to myself what an ancient piece of crap the computer I've been working on is, and how I Just Don't Have Time to wait around for photos to upload and whatnot. Which is certainly true. Ultimately, though, I'm kidding myself. I've simply allowed myself to get caught up. I finally made the switch to back-of-house at work, have kept super-busy with school, and most importantly (and least tangibly), I've been enjoying the company of my amazing circle (family) of friends that I've become so amazingly close with along the way.
Lastly, I finally bought a new computer. My first Mac.