Apologies for the lack of updates this week. December is our busy season with 20- and 30-person holiday parties booking our private room just about every evening. Imagine having to put together 7 of X, 5 of Y but one of them without meat, and 15 of Z for which we may or may not have enough of the same plates… and they all have to arrive at the pass at the same time. Meanwhile we have to keep working regular dinner service which is already in full swing because who wouldn’t throw a party during peak dinner-eating hours?
On the bright side, we all had an excuse to listen to Christmas songs during prep. Festive music helped to ease the tension so we could all de-stress a bit. Well, most of us. Sous Chef S continued his relentless complaining which had not ceased since last week when Chef took off unexpectedly for being sick as a dog. Grinch aside, listening to that Christmas song by Alvin and the Chipmunks (you know, the one that goes, “Me, I want a hula hoop!”) while working alongside ten dudes definitely made my day.
Anyway, I’m working all this week, other than Christmas Day, in exchange for taking a mini vacation with both my and Honey Bunny’s families just before New Year’s. I’m super excited for it though there’s a lot of work to do before that (we have a prix fixe dinner event going on for NYE). Here’s to another week!
PS: We went to see the final Hobbit movie tonight and I was so happy to hear (a paraphrase of) my favorite Tolkien quote toward the end — If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.