Back in the summer of 2001 I was a summer associate in New York City working for a big-time law firm. Those 4 months were a young professional’s dream: shows, events, nightlife and…the food. Oh the FOOD. I think I ate at every hot restaurant in Manhattan. In fact, I still have the extra 15lbs that I gained that summer to prove it. One of those “hot” restaurants was Aquavit. I think I still have the matches from the place (I collected them from all the notable establishments that I visited). The decor was breathtaking but the meal was an experience. The chef? A talented 25-year-old by the name of Marcus Samuelsson.
Fast forward nine years and many accolades later (for him, that is!) to this week when Justice Ny and I were invited to meet the man himself tomorrow night at a cooking demonstration and tasting hosted by Chef Samuelsson, one of Macy’s Culinary Council chefs. I was ecstatic and the thought immediately conjured up those happy memories of my dinner in NYC.
I’m looking forward to it, and I’ll be there with his beautiful cookbook, The New American Table in tow. Oh and the extra 15lbs too.
Follow #culinarycouncil on Twitter tomorrow evening for updates on the event!