Today was demo day at the Boston Home Show, for (and with!) the folks from Stonewall Kitchen. It was so well run, I’m still giddy with excitement. I arrived two hours before my demo. All of the ingredients for my dish, Shrimp Pad Thai, were already prepped and ready to go. There was enough set aside for the actual demo, and then a separate tray to make samples for the 50-70 people who were going to watch. Hmmm. Is my life supposed to be this uncomplicated? But wait. It gets better. Helping with the prep were two students, Karen and Jimmy, from Le Cordon Bleu in Cambridge. So, the three of us made the Pad Thai for the post-demo sampling. Then, there were people to clean the pots and pans afterwards. Have I done something right to deserve this royal treatment? Patty Roche, the Stonewall Kitchen cooking school chef and manager, and her assistants, including Linda and Lisa, were nice and calm. Just how I like my kitchens.
So then, there was the actual demo. Karen (my wife, not the above-mentioned culinary student) sat through the demo, taking pictures and sampling the Pad Thai. She liked it all, I didn’t spill anything on my chef coat, and everyone in the audience had a good time.
Yes, this is what every Saturday should be like.