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.