It's hard to believe that it's been almost three years since we opened the doors to Urban Kitchen.
So...I had to grab a little excerpt from one of my posts from 2010 before it all happened...makes me a little nostalgic and just a bit incredulous that we actually did it.
Here's a little blast from the past:
kitchen is coming together in spite of all of the crazy things that
have happened from the vent hood installers cannibalizing my hood fans
to figuring out the new heat sensor requirements to...well, I'm sure
there's something else but I can't think of what it is. Here is a
picture of the kitchen...not the same one as on Facebook so a little
variety coming atcha...
On the food front...I just read that
legendary Chef Alain Ducasse has expressed himself on the subject of
complicated food and he says...it's too damn complicated! YAY!! Thank
you so much!! In fact, he is completely reworking his menu and is going
so far as to limit all items to three ingredients. That just speaks to
my heart after all this silly, self-absorbed, overly complex cooking
that's going on out there! So...as I have always said, delicious,
honest food, completely identifiable that you can be passionate about.
will start being passionate about the food we cook very shortly at
Urban Kitchen on Cherry Street...can't wait to share with everyone...I
will be scheduling cooking classes in November!
So, actually, we didn't schedule cooking classes in November of 2010 because the Health Department insisted on a particular kind of floor drain under my three compartment sink that required additional plumbing and tearing up of the tile. Oh yeah, and did I mention that while I was at it, I needed to put in a grease trap? Lord help me, I don't know how any of us survive the food business with all of the "help" we get from the city. We also didn't get a break from the weather gods either with one of the worst winters on record (exception being the ice storm of 2009) so I think we started classes in the Spring of 2011.
But now, three years later and lots of experiences under my belt here is little Urban Kitchen on Cherry Street where we're cooking fearlessly...one recipe and a time!
And, oh yeah, again...Chef Alain Ducasse is still my hero!
And as always...
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