I can't believe how much time has passed since I last posted. So much has been going on that I have had zero free time. The Chef & I just got back from a whirlwind trip to Manhattan. He was catering the Roxy Paine art exhibit in Madison Square Park. It was an event that he had agreed to cater before he left Parea. It was a fantastic event. It went so smoothly and the food was unbelievable (as always).
The menu consisted of:

Braised Lamb Ribs
Raw Milk Pecorino & Raw Fava Beans
Tuna Spinallo
Spring Filo w/ Wild Ramps
Roasted Littleneck Clams w/ Veal Sausage

I was helping at the food table so I got to meet a bunch of art people, which is always fun for me considered my interest in painting and the arts. I met this crazy guy Steve who looked just like Jack Nicholson, he was a total art socialite and decided that he was going to crash the super exclusive VIP after party. He was a riot.
The art itself was so amazing. The pics don't do the sculptures justice. There were three and they were all so connected but so apart.

After the event, we took all of the Parea people who helped with the event to Barbuto, a favorite of the Chef's. There were 8 of us so we decided to order the tasting menu (4 apps, 4 entrees, 2 desserts). Little did we know what we were in for...

As you can see by the gluttonous pictures above being friends with the Chef is always beneficial.

When we got back to the CLE after a 2 hour delayed flight as well as one botched plane landing, we found that the Chef had some press come out for Gastropub in Cleveland as well as in NYC.

Check it out:


Cleveland Free Times


I am getting so excited and less stressed out about the opening of Gastropub. I think I will use this blog as a diary of the opening. I hope it won't be too boring for some of you. I definitely need some kind of outlet while all this craziness is going on so might as well blog, right?

More to come next week.