First off I would like to apologize for not posting in a while.  Life has been coming from all directions and I must say it has been quite fun; unfortunately, the blog got set aside for the last couple of weeks. 

I just got back from an incredible stage at Alinea.  Over the weekend I learned a great deal about the restaurant, the ingredients used and myself.  On the second day, as I was picking the tips of fennel fronds for a lilac and shellfish dish, I had a great realization.  Although it seemed like a small task at first (in fact, I was a little frustrated) by the time I was done I really got how important it was to the dish as a whole.  I am honored to have worked with such a great crew and look forward to working with them again soon.  Thank you to the chefs of Alinea for their commitment to great food and for having me there to be a part of it.

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One Response to “Alinea”

  1. I wondered where you were, Simon! I know you’re usually so busy doing something…I thought maybe you had gone to New York to check out the better restaurants there. Is your trip still on? So nice to hear of your experiences, & I LOVE reading your recipes…haven’t much time to cook lately, but you always have such innovative ideas! Thank you! (If you need any mens Chanel products, you can find me at Nordstrom Clackamas, cosmetics!) Take Care .

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