Well we indulged a bit here and took a couple of days off, but wanted to take the opportunity to say that we hope you had the Best of Holiday Seasons and that your New year is Even Better! 2012 looks promising and we hope that is the cases for each and every one of you!
I am hoping that you have gone out and purchased the Cart for a Cause Cookbook for your Holiday Gift Giving! Not because I get any proceeds…. I don’t, simply because it’s a great gift and the proceeds DO go for a great cause!
As we near the end of “sharing” this REALLY FUN project with you we feature Comme Ca and Chef David Myers and his amazing Vanilla Hazelnut Pancakes with Toasted Pistachios, Fresh Berries, and Whipped Cream. If you have not been to Comme Ca and had these, you must put it on your to-do list! Also think about heading over after work some evening and enjoying a cocktail at the bar… they do a spectacular job.
We only had about 5 minutes with David to shoot his portrait, but it is among my favorites. Pressure has a way of encouraging results!
We reconnected with Akasha Richmond at the Cart for a Cause event on November 30th (the same night as the major wind storm!) at the SLS Hotel in Los Angeles. It was the first time we had seen each other since our photo shoot earlier this summer. She was thrilled with the image we chose and the way the cookbook turned out!
Her’s was one of the few dishes we didn’t get a chance to sample, and just thinking about it now makes my mouth water. I am looking forward to getting over to Akasha to order this tempting French Toast (It Smelled AMAZING!)
So we are coming down to the wire. Only a few more chefs to share with you (after today… 4 to be exact). The Cart for a Cause Cookbook is out, available, and shipping! Reviews are really positive and we are thrilled with the outcome. Now you just need to get one for your kitchen and maybe a few as gifts!
Our next featured chef saved the day. When we had a chef pull a no-show, Robert Sarstedt didn’t just step in and offer to help out, he did it with about 2 hours notice! He and everyone at Craig’s were great, fun to be around, and like family, just kept saying “Eat.. Eat!” … And so we did. I had a chance to sample the Ribs on the Cart for a Cause a week earlier and BOY were they good!
Seriously… Go get one of these cookbooks. Recipes from L.A.’s Top Chefs and ALL the proceeds go to St Vincent Meals on Wheels, it’s a great gift that gives back!!