Monday, June 20, 2011

Video: Mat Plate at Alinea

Mat Plate - Alinea from foodiefinder on Vimeo.

This is some aweful video I took of Chef Grant Achatz plating the infamous mat plate dish called Chocolate. I don't know what the hell was going through my mind but I know I was surprised to see him. At the beginning of the video, you can hear the end of my brief 10 second conversation I had with THE chef. The conversation went something like this:

Chef appears at my table.

Chef: Good evening.

I'm staring at him like a rockstar. I open my mouth and say:
Didn't you just come back from Spain?

Chef: Yes, earlier this morning.

Me: Oh, WOW!

He was probably thinking I was some crazed foodie stalking his every move. Geez, I follow him on Twitter! The truth was, a few days prior to my dinner he mentioned he was traveling around Spain so I figured he wouldn't be in the kitchen when I was there. Well, to my luck he was in the kitchen and I was super excited to finally meet him. This was the reason why I was like, "OH WOW" on the video. Yeah, I sounded like a complete idiot with my Mmm and awe sounds the whole time. At least I didn't cry or what not. Now that would be embarrassing.

Mental note to self: Don't take video next time and second, say something meaningful.

What I should have said was, "It's a pleasure to meet you Chef. You've done a remarkable job pushing the creative process. I'm excited to be here."


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