Day 1111 part 1:
After an AMAZING night of the wildest of ramen dreams and an UNFORGETTABLE week of fabulous films and fine food, I missed my flight back to Tokyo. Partially on purpose and partially because this guy stole my passport.
Well, actually, there are two reasons I decided to miss my flight and change it at five-thirty in the morning. One, so I could attend the FoodFilmFest VIP dinner hosted by Chef Phil Foss at EL Ideas and Two, umm...I'll get to the second reason in the Next post.
So we begin, with a genius chef and twenty-two plated canvases.
egg (uni / chawanmushi / roe)
I've never been this close to see a true chef define his craft. The art that goes into every plate is mind-blowing and awkwardly arousing. The attention to detail is inspiring.
octopus (kohlrabi / chorizo / potato)
sturgeon (marrow / butternut / grape)
When Rev from BurgerConquest.com says he "hates fish and never eats it" and then pops this marrow-crusted sturgeon into his mouth with a smile, that in itself explains how good it was.
fries and ice cream (potato / leek / vanilla)
wagyu (onion / celery root / scallion)
old fashioned (bourbon / luxardo / chocolate)
Once-in-a-lifetime food film experience!
Thank you George Motz, Seth Unger, Michael McAteer, Chef Phillip Foss, Akiko Moorman, Will Shear, Emma Winter, Nicole Bergman, Fletcher Chenn, Rev. Dave Ciancio, Amy Kantrowitz, Harry Hawk, DJ Keili, Mickey (the pickle guy), Matt Timms, Sun Noodle, Kitchit, Gohan Society, EL Ideas, and the rest of the FoodFilmFest Family!
As for the little guy who stole my passport? We'll let Chef Phil deal with him.
So what's next?
To be continued...