Friday, March 20, 2009
Sing the Praises
One very important part of being a chef's wife is being able to lift up your chef when he's buckling under the pressure of food costs and food critics, diners and whiners. But it's also important to give the chef the acclaim he or she deserves. After all, everyone wants to be loved and admired-especially chefs!
Last week, my school was closed and I had Monday off. Of course I was looking forward to spending the "weekend" with my chef. But as it goes he was going into Perry St on Monday for a couple hours to cook for Nick Solares, writer for Serious Eats/A Hamburger Today. And I didn't mind waiting at the bar while Erik worked since I got to chow down on one of those delicious Perry St burgers and sip a refreshing house made soda. (see below) I so desperately wanted to go over and plop down next to Nick, but I thought it would be a little inappropriate for the wife of the chef to start chatting up the reviewer.
Nick wrote a fantastic article about the $35 prix fixe deal at Perry St. Which, by the way, runs all year long!! I'm so glad he wrote that Erik is only 24, too-Even though Erik is 25 (as am I for another 8 days!). After all, it takes a lot for a 25 year old to be the chef at a 3 star Jean-Georges restaurant.
One last toot of my horn: here is a link to those fabulous JGV house made sodas. My favorite is the passion-chili and a close second would have to be the cherry-yuzo.
Love you, chef!!