Category: Day to Day

  • Sunday Brunch, Party of 12, Reston, Virginia

    Our parties with these guests are always elaborate and fun. The food is fresh and has a broad range, the wine flows (on this day it was more champagne) and the opportunity to really enjoy some of the finer things in life is always a necessity. This was one of those rare occasions where the […]

  • Bridal Shower, Party of 20, Reston, Virginia

    If you were out on the town last Saturday night, you might have found yourself asking, “Where are all the beautiful people?” The reason you couldn’t find them is that we were cooking for all of them in Reston Virginia. There is no doubt there was a shortage of them on the streets because they […]

  • Anniversary Dinner, Party of 2, Manassas Virginia

    Last night I had the pleasure of being welcomed into the home of a wonderful young couple and their darling daughter – who is probably between 2 or 3. It was their anniversary, and they had entrusted me with the food for the evening – which is always a great compliment. Me being me – […]

  • Mom’s Anniversary Dinner – For Once I Wasn’t Cooking.

    My mom had her 1 year Wedding Anniversary last night and she invited the family over for a BBQ – which was what they did for the wedding. That party I cooked at. It was kind a pot luck where I took care of the meat, chicken and Spanakopita. We had Turkish Adana Kofte and cicik […]

  • Personal Chef for Thanksgiving

    Just the thought of cooking for a family other than my own on Thanksgiving seems a little strange. I can’t think of a better way to upset people than to attempt to cook their traditional meal at home and have them all turn into cry-babies when it isn’t the way granny used to make it. […]

  • So much meat. You know it’s Fall.

    What a great couple of food days it has been. Almost a daily marathon of grilled and slow roasted meats. It started with a birthday party at my new neighbors house. They are a young couple from El Salvador, with a little 8 year old girl and a massive family on both sides. They invited […]

  • Bombay Bistro, Fairfax, VA.

    Bombay Bistro 3570 Chain Bridge Rd. Fairfax, VA. 22030 703-359-5810 I must preface this review with one statement in the event the review seems a little bias – I absolutely love Indian food – and I absolutely love this restaurant, having never, ever had a bad experience there. With that being said, hopefully I […]

  • Chef today – chef tomorrow

    It’s a very early morning for me – not that they all aren’t pretty early. I don’t have anyone dropping bread or produce at the front door – so there isn’t a need to be up – but I am. The air is turning cold and all of the fun fall food brings is just […]