Sunday, January 13, 2008

Back in Action

So, for those of you that may be "regular readers" of this blog, I must first apologize. It's been exactly one month since last I posted anything, and I'm not happy about that. Since that last post, though, I've been incredibly busy. We started our Christmas prep at work, I had two weeks off of school, and basically spent the majority of my time sleeping, buying ideal Christmas gifts for my girlfriend or, mostly, working. We prepped like crazy people and worked even harder. Needless to say, I didn't have much time or energy to write.

Aside from working, the big news is that I traveled to New York on January 4th to do a one-day, observational trail with Chef Michael Anthony at Gramercy Tavern. When I left, I had my externship lined up along with plans to return in late February. I suppose that answers my question, "What's better?" My plans to go to Boulud or any other spot for my externship have been cancelled. I'm quite thrilled and would like to say thank you to all of you that have supported me thus far.

With that, I'm now back in school finishing up my classes before going to New York, and I intend to get back to writing. Within the next week, look for a recap of 2007 in which I plan to briefly, yet thoroughly, touch on everything I couldn't get to and look ahead at what's to come in 2008. It'll be a pretty hefty post full of Azul, the clam farm, Lola's in Hollywood, FL and pizza. I hope you're as excited as I am.