I’m resurfacing from food and drink coma over here. No words.
Here’s an interesting recap. Boring stuff first!
Lunch yesterday of leftover fisherman’s stew + whole wheat pita!
Pure bar in the afternoon….
And then the Top Chef barbecue!!!
It was a BLAST. I had Adam’s lens on my camera and was snapping away but unfortunately was having technical difficulties taking pictures of food in the dark. Pardon the awkward shots…I tried!
Kevin and Eli brought some down home cookin’ to Northern California and everything was delicioussss! We had chicken wings, sweet potato fries (the best I’ve EVER had), cornbread, collards, veggies, (ahem) Liar’s Dice and buttermilk tart. Holy, holy fooooood.
Before long, Hardy was individually handing out tots and that’s when the night really got started. You know its a good night when you have tater tots and zinfandel. And outcast. Just saying.
And look who made the journey—BethT!!!!
Okay, I don’t know if y’all know anything about Cyrus but you don’t just “go to Cyrus”. The place has two Michelin stars and is one of Gourmet’s top 50 restaurants in America. No, you don’t just go to Cyrus. I’ve actually never even been inside before. And I might never get a chance to go back. That’s how insane this place is.
What else is insane? Oh just the fact that Kevin gave me his last bite of foie gras off his plate and it might have been the best thing I’ve ever put in my mouth…or the fact that I was drinking Booker’s bourbon on the rocks??! WHO DOES THAT?? It apparently was an amazing idea.
I’ll also say that I really didn’t eat….I just tried a few bites of whatever was put in front of me (obviously). I had already stuffed myself with pure Southern goodness and we were really just at Cyrus because, well, it’s Cyrus and Eli and Kevin were too busy cooking earlier to eat anything and were starving.
Thanks guy for a night I definitely will never forget!! Now I’m trying to gear up for the grand finale tonight…..an exclusive seven course dinner for 14 prepared by Eli and Kevin. The excitement starts at 5:00.
I’m off to pull myself together and meet Kelly for the strongest coffee of my life. Then, I might just make it to Target and Trader Joe’s (been saying that for days, thank goodness it’s my day off!) and then go hang out with the big redwoods at armstrong woods. Wheeeewwwwwww!