Hello out there
It IS a small world after all…..a few days ago I met a face from the past living right here in Victoria BC.
It was a super sunny afternoon – sitting on the patio at work on my break – one of those amazing days because it’s February and you’re actually sitting outside and the sun feels warm (I’m still in disbelief about the weather out here), the fountain sounded summery with its trickling water – the patio was packed under the red illy coffee umbrellas with kids, moms and all those lucky people who can take an afternoon off…..oops I’m rambling……….
on my break ………..eating in the sunshine and talking on the phone to my mom (still need to break bad multitasking habits)….when this woman with 2 adorable children came up and started talking to me (after phone call obviously!). Turns out we worked together years ago for Oliver&Bonacini – she was cooking at Au Berge and I was at Canoe ….we crossed paths briefly, as I was leaving to go to Chats and she was off to cook with Alice Waters in Chez Panisse. Years later….here we both are. I’ve invited them over for dinner on Monday….along with Monica & Andrew, Ingrid & Morgan (all from Ottavio) to test a harvest dinner menu I’m working on…no pressure there! Just a few excellent chefs and my bosses – yikes!
anyways….will let you know how it all goes. It’s sunday (fairly early morning right now) and I still haven’t located any fresh turkey which I need to find fairly soon so I can brine it…..already checked 2 butchers yesterday and they’re out….oi…..better get on the hunt!