Saturday, June 9, 2012

dine with design fundraiser: glass house + celebrated chefs

Despite the (never ending) rain, the fact that I felt guilty booking a sitter on the kids' first day of summer vacation, and a sitter showing up who was clearly fighting a cold or something, it was such a treat to spend an afternoon over at the Glass House today.

First, who doesn't like a peek at someone else's kitchen? Philip Johnson's no less. I bet he didn't use recipes. I mean, how could he concentrate on a recipe when he had that view? Hmmm, I see that you can't see the view from my photo, so you'll just have to trust me. It's amazing. (The guy would not have built a house of glass if the view wasn't stunning, you know.)

And then, the vittles in the tent... oh my.

Since we live in town, we'd taken the Glass House for granted. So, this was a double treat getting to traipse around the grounds and enjoy the inventive food. I think I ate more meat-centric dishes today than I have in the past 6 months... but it was worth it to sample the creations of so many celebrated chefs. 

Highly recommend the event next year, if you can nab a ticket. It's worth booking a Saturday afternoon sitter. Trust me.


  1. Very cool! Looks like fun. I'll have to look into that next year.

  2. it was really, really great. bookmark it for next year, and i'll try to remind you all. i think this was the second year they've had the event. we're going back tonight for a food film festival there with courses corresponding to the films. as if today weren't enough of a treat....

  3. Great to see you there, Eila! Can't wait to go back next year. And I'm with you on the meat dishes - I definitely got my fill of meat for the month! Everything was delicious.


  4. I have to admit, I feel a little ill. I think the foie gras ice cream drove that.... but an afternoon of decadence every once in a while is a good thing. You look fabulous. Was so nice to run into you there. Next time, farmer's market perhaps?


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