So, it's all over. After weeks of planning and developing, the moment went by in a flash.
I'm very proud of how I handled dinner. Everything executed to plan. This was a challenge I set for myself - I've never attempted anything like this. Seven covers, 10 courses. But it wasn't about me. It was about the fresh, seasonal produce of Ontario. The point of the dinner was to highlight the fantastic produce we can find locally, and just how delicious it can be.
There's really no need for theatrics in the kitchen. Let's be honest, yes? I'm not talented enough, and definitely not intelligent enough to create culinary fireworks. It's all due to the fresh vegetables, seafoods, and meats.
Of course, all the wonderful photos are courtesy of my buddy Rocky. If you haven't already, check out his blog as well as his Flickr page. As I mentioned to him, this dinner and these photos really demonstrated how far we've come in our respective hobbies. We still have a long way to go, but it's extraordinary to me just looking back a year at how much we've improved in our perception and our understanding of photography and gastronomy.
A little taste of the harvest. In search of truth and beauty, in food and wine. So, when is our next dinner? I'm hungry again.