Fire. Why wouldn’t fire be added to an already incredible evening of eye popping food and wine? Because when you sit down to plan a party and think, “What could really top off this event?” The answer would have to be fire. And not just a big ol’ bonfire, but a bonfire that burns down to red hot ash that your guests walk across. And if that’s not enough, then you cool them off with liquid nitrogen ice cream. And I get excited when I manage to match my socks.
This was a private event and one of the coolest things I’ve had the chance to photograph. Most of you already know I spent years in the restaurant industry, so when food and wine are involved it makes my day. I wish I could share all the details, but it was a very private event so I’m leaving you with these photos. By the way, those big, bone in hunks of beef you see on the grill? Bison. I literally wanted to pick one up with my hand and chomp down Fred Flintstone style. But I wasn’t hired to be the official food taster. So I just stared. And wept a little.
A huge thank you to everyone involved for pulling off this event and having me along for the ride. I’m heading out to walk across the hot pavement. Because that’s about as daring as I get these days.