Thursday, July 30, 2009

Paradise Found

As a young girl, her culinary journey began in the dining room of restaurant Sent Sovi in Saratoga and in the hands of Chef David Kinch. Over the years, David has filled her plate and her mind with imaginative morsels that have led her down the road of no return! For her 21st birthday, Camille chose David and his restaurant Manresa in Los Gatos to celebrate. Weeks ahead, he asked her for a list of her favorite foods---a request that would be anyone's dream!
She carefully chose her list and then eagerly awaited the arrival of July 23rd.

The bubbles in the champagne Ruinart began their rise to the top of our glasses, moving us to sit on the edge of our chairs--the show about to begin. Each dish arrived in perfect arrangement and with impeccable timing. Like a magician pulling rabbits out of his hat and creating the extraordinary from the "ordinary", David continued on for 4 hours dazzling us with his gifts: The "garden of Eden" salad, the pigeon --claw in tact, the poached salmon, the chicken confit, the gazpacho--perfectly balanced and chilled, a cheese platter that transported us to Paris, and the dessert trilogy to bring the evening home....just a flash of our experience.

What more could a young lady want when she has found paradise on a plate?

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Princess on a Pillow

Oh Sabrina fair
With your swirly curls and wiggle,
You sat with me at dinnertime
and always made me giggle.

Dear Sabrina fair
Your fur like wispy willow
You came to us with champagne taste
our princess on a pillow.

Our Sabrina fair
Your love, your cuddles, your kiss,
You've left us in the Summer
Oh how you will be missed.

Sabrina fair....always in our hearts!