Tuesday night I needed a hug.
I had just gotten done doing a Bikram Yoga class and was calm for the first time all week. Then I checked my phone and read a text : “You read the Time Out review?”.
I’d been stressed about this review, like I am for all of them. It doesn’t matter how many tweets, handshakes, compliments, and good reviews we get (all though we love them- ha!)…one bad review can put me in a dark place for weeks.
I bit the bullet and read Julia Kramer’s review , my panic increasing by the moment. I respect Julia as a food critic, and winced at some of the comparisons.
But as my eyes found the final paragraph, I cheered up a bit. A bit. The Big Baby , is my favorite thing on the menu and I’m glad she was also a fan.
It’s a dish that reminds me of where I came from, and I have that goal with all of my food- to remain authentic, while finding new ways to become a better chef.
So I chose to focus on the positive and had some fun with it and tweeted this at Julia.
Thank god she got the joke and played along. Not bad for a hotel Chef, right?