(this post will no longer be a mystery) My busy life.. just got a little bit busier. Last weekend (well… Thursday, Friday and Sunday night) I worked… in a restaurant. For those of you who don’t know, I have *little, to no, experience in food services. And I want to, get experience, that is.
Now where do I begin? Last summer I met my friend Phil who is a baker in Jamaica Plain (that’s where I live).. at one point I sort-of kiddingly mentioned that I’d like to apprentice with him. Long story short (and quite a few months later), Phil and a couple of friends of his just so happen to be trying to open up a restaurant and of course I told him I would like to help, in any way I can. Tyler (this fella) is also interested in the savory aspect of food making so he’s involved to. And the two of us are helping out in the kitchen, Tyler more-so shadowing/assisting the chefs and myself, helping Phil (who’s doing the desserts, of course).
panacotta with honey caviar blood oranges and some other stuff…
I’m helping a great deal with plating, but also with odds and ends and everything in between, with both dinner and desserts. It’s a super fun environment, I’m so excited to be a part of it, and I’m learning A LOT. I supremed an orange yesterday, and I didn’t even know what that word meant. And this is coming from a girl who tries to avoid using a knife if at all possible.
The restaurant is called Whisk and I’m going to have to tell you more about it another time. it’s unlike any other place I’ve ever eaten at. It’s a culinary experience, rather than just a dinner. Last weekend they had a “tasting menu” where people paid a set price and got a number of courses over the span of 2 hours. On Thursday, the guy behind BostonTweet was there and he posted about it. They’re still a lot of figuring out to do, and Tyler and I are totally working for free but it’s totally worth it.
*I worked at a Friendly’s at the fountain (scooping ice cream) on weekends for about 6 months when I was in high school. I kind of hated it. And one time I was a waitress (or something) at this place in Boston for like 3 days… but I pretty much forget that that ever happened.