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Friday, December 28, 2007

New Years, Sans the Chef

Well, its that time of the year. Holiday parties with houses decorated in gold and red, bottles and bottles of champagne purchased and chilled and the chefs working harder than any other time between January 2nd and Thanksgiving. It's so hardening to think that my chefhusband is starting to associate the most magical time of year with being overworked and left alone. (Can you blame me for that though? If he's working on Thanks, Christmas, and NYs Eve then I'm home with the family.)

I'll be with my chefwife pal, J somewhere in the city. If she wasn't going to be available-I was going to work at his restaurant and check coats. Loser right? Not that checking coats is a loser thing to do, I was actually looking forward to it. But the fact of the matter is-its my chefwife pal or nothing. This time last year I had just moved to Jersey City so I was still settling in. I think I spent New Years unpacking and organizing-hey, at least that was therapeutic and productive.

So what are you plans? I am taking upon myself to assume that your chefs will be slaving away at a special New Years menu in a dark dungeon kitchen as well.



Anonymous said...

So.... grab some friends, head down to Perry, hit the bar and you will be with your hubbie...at least in the same area...bring the party to where he is....you are with your man and Perry gets business.

Have a good one :)

Anonymous said...

what a bummer to have to choose between spending the evening alone on new years eve or to work along side the chef hubby... i have opted to at least TRY to spend the evening with him. And so, i will be spending december 31st bartending at his restaurant. what can you do... its the sacrifices we just have to make for being well fed year round by out wonderful men. =)

Anonymous said...

You are all wonderful. The chefs,line cooks, wait staff and bartenders and you love ones who support them.


Hilary Battes said...

Passion, you are so sweet!