Thursday, December 18, 2008

for the love of food

It is indeed cold outside. The weather forecast tells me – snow. Up to a foot, overnight. Between work, holiday work, housework, other post-travel work and the weather, it makes little sense to head out, right?

But if you were asked to come down for a dinner and a show in Chicago (a three hour drive, in good weather), you wouldn’t say no, would you?

I didn’t say no. Especially since the dinner and show are all one. And so this afternoon I’ll be heading “south.” Navigating that evocatively worded “wintry mix” (Chicago hasn’t decided if it’ll settle for snow, sleet or a combination of the two). All for the love of gastronomic spectacles.

I’ll be back tomorrow morning. I’ll fill in details then.