Diary of a Pop-Up

Whether you realize it or not, when you go out to eat, you are taking part in a performance. A customized performance, build around your likes and dislikes, and presented to you in the most personal way, on a plate – and experienced in the most intimate way, down your gullet.

My favorite performances are the ones that reveal, usually unintentionally, and often just for a moment, a glimpse of what goes on behind the scenes. So today and for the next few days, I am going to pull back the curtain an inch.

Popping Up Again

Popping Up Again

Two days ago I asked Chef what he was up to for the evening. I had just been paid. Though not yet in my pocket,…

Postscript on a Pop-Up

Postscript on a Pop-Up

Last night the Christinas organized a bowling outing. Turns out, at Lucky Strike Lanes in Hollywood, you get to play for free on Monday nights¬†if…

How to Go Out in Style

How to Go Out in Style

Chef had quite a day yesterday. When I start to choose my words, I realize that the language of his kitchen is rubbing off on…

Crushing It

Crushing It

In spite of a new dish and a tweaked dessert, we were a well-oiled machine. Even the table of elite chefs thought so.

Hump Day

Hump Day

Day 2 is all about getting it right.

Show Time

Show Time

The pop-up goes live the first night with a soft start: almost as many cooks in the kitchen as diners in the dining room.

Diary of a Pop-Up

Diary of a Pop-Up

An introduction to the components, what goes into prepping them, and who did all the work.

Leave a Reply