Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Bon Appetit on Blackwell St.

What did you do Monday night? Update your March Madness brackets? Watch Dancing with the Stars?

Forgive the bragging, but I was invited to a nine-course dinner at the Art Institute of Raleigh-Durham. Yes, nine courses with wine pairings. Three hours...on a Monday evening. I'm pretty much useless for the remainder of the week.

AI is on the American Tobacco campus, and its culinary school is literally across the street from the ballpark. The chefs-in-training matriculated with this grand dinner. AI's President, Chris Mesecar, invited a group of local chefs and foodies. As Durham's major purveyor of hot dogs, nachos and cold beer, I somehow made the guest list. I'm thinking it was a mistake, but Thank You to Chris and his chefs for a great evening!