Monday, November 22, 2010

The Foundry on Melrose - Chef Eric Greenspan Iron Chef Viewing Party

I got a last minute invitation to Chef Eric Greenspan's Iron Chef viewing party at The Foundry on Melrose last night. My friend Qahhaar's brother Michael is a chef working under Chef Greenspan there. Michael is currently studying at the world renown Le Cordon Bleu. He got hired at The Foundry after working at an event there. So, we were excited to see Michael in action. Q couldn't be more proud of his little brother.

Because this was a last minute thing, we didn't get a reservation in their main dining area. We were seated in the lounge, which turned out to be a blessing in disguise. You can see the open kitchen from the lounge, so all the kitchen actions happened right in front of us. Here's Michael working hard churning out the Iron Chef Tasting Menu for the night.

Since we couldn't order the special Iron Chef Tasting Menu, we decided to do a little tasting of our own. To start, we ordered some "Foundry Tots" and beet salad. They were delicious.

Friday, November 12, 2010

(REPOST) Photos from Hawaii Trip - October, 2006

In 2006, I took my girl friends to Waikiki for a weekend. This was my second time there and my girl friends' first. We had such a fabulous time there and I still think about this amazing trip often.

We are landing!

My dear friend Teesha and her friend Uheina flew in from Phoenix.