A big day.
To a delicate crowd of supporters.
we transitioned from building, buying, and planning, into cooking, serving, and executing.
And boy was it beautiful.
The food is a beast and leads the charge.
Chef Sean Reeve only has an A game. But I have a feeling it's an A game with more gears that most bikes.
I mixed metaphors on that one. Whatever.
The room is stunning. A bit hot right now, but that's to be expected. It's hot out and VanDotCity doesn't have AC anywhere. So, suck it up buttercup.
The service brings back together the dream team of one Katie and one Antonio, and it's oh so good.
I can truly say, I love it. I know, I know, it's a day in, but seriously, having that much invested, that much belief, and that much passion all around you - it makes it worth it. If I love my joe job, it's not a joe job. Hospitality is an art, and today we were artists.
I want more from my time here in Van, and this is one solid way to get it. Another is to get my game tighter, and I know exactly what that means, I just have to do it. The other is to book work, and that's coming, but it's not in my control right now. So this, this keeps me grounded and helps me stay hungry, sharp, and focused. And happy.
I got home tonight, tired, sweaty,
and satisfied for the first time in a long time.