This day has been so cool because this morning we went to the Top Chef Tour! Bugs and I made the trek to downtown Ft. Lauderdale to see Chefs Tiffany Derry and Kenny Gilbert live and in person. Of course we were late (partly Bugs' fault, partly mama's), so we got there at the end of the live cook-off and unfortunately we didn't get to taste their food like the rest of the audience. Tiffany did win the round though. And getting there late had its perks, we were 3rd in line for the meet and greet.
Of course my son, upon meeting his first famous person, watched her like she had two heads as she waved hello to him. And his mama, ever so cool, gushed the greeting, "Tiffany...I love you!". Ugh I'm such a geek :S Anyway, I pulled myself together long enough to tell her that when I visit my sis in Dallas soon I will also visit her restaurant, and after I got a pic with them.
I love Top Chef, one of my absolute favorite shows on tv, and this last season of All-Stars was the best yet. Tiffany has been one of my fave cheftestants from her season and All-Stars. Meeting her was great, because even though she didn't win the show, she still proved that she's a hot chef, and has a great personality to boot. Can't wait to try her food in Dallas!
Oh and I did the culinary smell test while I was there, and was able to identify 2 out of 3 smells while blindfolded! - curry powder and coriander. Missed on the truffle oil, but didn't feel too bad since I've never had it!
In case you want to check out the Top Chef Tour in your city, visit Bravo's site here.