Reflection. I remember the first time Christy made a mint iced tea for me just because or when Chef Tom asked me to try a sauce or other project he'd be working on. To better ourselves, I remember doing boot camp every morning before sunrise with Chef or that time we put a bottle of Tennessee whiskey up in a contest to see who could lose more weight in one month. The day when he turned forty and I gave him a Miller High Life big boy and a card wishing him "to have a good 40". I'll forever remember their daughter Amelie, because she was the very first child I ever picked up and held. Food Matters is the reason I can say things like "Ayrshire, Wegmeyer and Hollin are some of my favorite local farms!" I'll take with me the countless (Free, mind you) wine classes Christy gave me and other staff members. Because of her, AOC's like Châteauneuf-du-Pape, regions like Chile, Uruguay, Oregon and grapes like Gavi, Torrontes, Tempranillo and Tanat create wines that I can truly say I love over your traditional Chardonnay or Cab (These two are very good grapes, just massive commercial success drives me to find the next thing). I was taught that real men eat quiche and you can still be bad ass but enjoy a South African Rose. I love sparkling Mascato, raspberry Merlots, Tanat and Monastrell dessert wines, things I would never consider to drink until I learned how to appreciate them for what they are.
And thanks for getting Mary and I through the Great Urban Race. Calling Chef on reconnasaince and getting tip offs from Dad made that race all the more exciting!