I am a pretty big food person. I like to eat it, cook it and experience as many different types as I can. I follow a lot of chefs and like to eat at their restaurants when I can. Since traveling to Spain I have become a huge Spanish cuisine fan. I make Spanish food whenever I can. I love to go out and eat tapas and watch cooking shows about it.
When I walked past one of my favorite chef's resturants in July and actually saw him in the restaurant I had a bit of a fan freak out on the street. I walked by the corner thinking it looked like Jose Andreas, continued walking by, realized it was him and backed up like a kid seeing Mickey Mouse. I think he saw me. My eyes must have been huge. I told Eric we HAVE to eat here, now. Even if I didn't get to meet him I wanted to see what he was like. So we went in. I tried to not be crazy and look out for him but I was really excited. I've seen Jose Andreas on television. I have his cookbook. I'm a fan.
He also told us to tell the bartender "happy birthday Jose!" Turns out it was his Birthday and we were given a glass of Cava. It was really awesome and absolutely made my day.
Thursday, November 1, 2012
In a few weeks I will be celebrating my birthday, my last year in my twenties. Ferris was right life does move pretty fast.. anyway I will be moving pretty fast on my birthday. I am heading out to Rome, Italy. I can not wait. It has been 5 years since I visited Italy and I am so excited to return.
I am even more excited about this adventure this time my parents are also coming along and they have never been before. Eric and I can't wait to see how they love it. My Mom has a dog eared copy of Rick Steves' travel guide. It was new when I gave it to her but she's read it cover to cover. She may be our own tour guide.
Another fantastic part about this trip is our apartment. Eric and I learned in Barcelona that apartment rentals are the way to go. So this time we are renting a place that was built in 1582. It's going to be amazing. This is going to be a fantastic experience.
I really want to rent a bike to tour the city. I don't think I'm brave enough to drive with the Italians yet.