Well, when this video was shot it wasn't New Year's Eve, although it sure looks like it was. Part of the family (and a few other guests) were at The Lake Geneva School of Cooking on Tuesday, December 28th for a real treat. We all took a cooking class, prepared a delicious meal and enjoyed the fruits of our labors thanks to Chef John Bogan and his staff. Thomasin and I did the dessert (yeah, it involved chocolate) and others took on more grueling tasks.
Let me tell you this is was a pure delight and well worth the effort and expense. You get to learn something new, meet some new friends, and share in preparing a meal that you're all going to enjoy at the end. We had a blast, the food was fantastic, and the ambience was perfect. Talk about your bread and circuses!
So, why the post now, on New Year's Eve? Well, Chef John called this a New Year's celebration from the get go and we pretended all night that we were heading to that magic countdown. As you can see from the video, he even regaled us with his accordion as we sang Auld Lang Syne. Please keep in mind we were all several sheets to the wind by this point.
So, given that I'm under the weather here tonight on the real New Year's Eve and not planning on much partying, I figured this video was a good substitute.
I hope you and yours have the Happiest of New Years and that this year is the one that makes it all happen for you.