Right off the plane from France and Italy I was whisked through a veritable Inferno on a scale only Dante could aptly describe. It seems there have been some hellacious wind and fire storms in West Texas and we drove through them to get to Abilene, where Tom and Lisa Perini host the Buffalo Gap Wine and Food Summit, now in their 7th year.
Seems there is a little story, coming at another time. But suffice to say, and I am bragging (just a little bit) I found myself in a cottage having coffee with Jacques Pepin and his daughter Claudine and one of his dearest friends, Jean-Claude Szurdak. Good times.
Before they did their thing, an afternoon seminar on cooking, including a flawless sabering of the sponsored Champagne from Veuve Clicquot, we had a little alfresco lunch outside on a cool West Texas Spring day. Pictures to follow.
More to come...in the meantime, enjoy the pix! Wish all y'all were here!
|Tom Perini's legendary fried chicken|
|Cuke 'n Onion salad|
|Potato salad to die for|
|The blue plate special with biscuit and a killer Margarita|
|Sabering the Champagne #1|
|Claudine with Jacques plating the Souffle|
|Austinite food writer Paula Disbrowe and culinary legend Jean-Claude Szurdak|