This afternoon, I spent my thirteenthÂ day in the kitchen of Jean-Robert at Pigall’s, the 4-star French restaurant in downtown Cincinnati. I arrived at 1:00 and stayed until 5:30 since we had dinner plans this evening.
While there, I prepped a variety of products and helped Chef get ready for his off-site party that night. There were a variety of additional tasks beyond the normal prep for Saturday service, so I feel like I was useful. I’ll be back down there soon!
Tonight was Oscar night. Chuck & Kristy were kind enough to host an Oscar party at their house and asked everyone to bring something to share. We baked a Brie (the tops of which Wendy decorated with a cut-out Oscar statue and a movie camera on a tripod). Dinner was food from the communal table.
The Oscars were good, if a little flat and unexciting. I was impressed to see that the attire was overall of a higher quality than in previous years. I didn’t see any outfits thatÂ were terrible. There was very little in the way of political rhetoric, and no one was an idiot this year.
Now we just have to see the movies… We’ve seen Brokeback Mountain, but that’s about it. Hopefully, we’ll fix that soon!
Since we had rehearsal for DINNER WITH FRIENDS, the show I’m directing for Falcon Theater, this evening, I made a quick run to McDonald’s for some chicken strips and a salad. Simple meal, not very tasty, though the McDonaldland Cookies were good.