This Is Love

Why do we put in 14 hour days next to a hot flame? Why do we peel mushrooms for hours at a time? Why do we put up with the burns and cuts and go on like nothing ever happened?  This is why.  For a truly transforming experience.  For making sure that the ingredient on that plate is honored to its fullest.  Because at the end of the night you can walk home and say ‘I was a part of that.’  This is love.

Tonight, I ate my first meal at Alinea.  Thank you chefs.

I took a few pictures but it didn’t take long before the food pulled me in and I forgot that such thing as a camera existed.  I am happy about that.  This experience can not be expressed through photographs.

This entry was written by Simon , posted on Sunday October 25 2009at 11:10 pm , filed under A Place to Stand, Events, Ingredients, Inspiration, Technique . Bookmark the permalink . Post a comment below or leave a trackback: Trackback URL.

One Response to “This Is Love”

  1. Hi Simon! The work: better you than me…..The thrill: wish it was me. The experience: I’m jealous. The sharing: thanx-a-whole-bunch….i’m vicariously enjoying the hell out of it!!!!
    All the best,
    P.S. Alinea’s dining chairs are still my favorite!!:)

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