Ah, the perfect combination for a delicious day. It wasn’t until I jumped in bed around 1am, for the few hours that i’d be sleeping before waking up to shoot our music video at sunrise, that I started to feel a little soreness in my legs and realize that I had literally been standing for 15 hours prior to that point.
When Bliss and Patrick had emailed me, after being turned on to my blog, a few weeks back and asked if I could cater for their one year olds birthday party, the first thing that I could think to do was research what one year olds eat. Did they want an upscale baby food party? Was I going to be making more pureé that I could even begin to imagine? Do one year olds even have teeth? No idiot, one year olds don’t have parties for THEIR friends, their parents do.
I teamed up with Ricky, oldest friend in the book, from Silver Caterers, to create a delectable menu consisting of 8 hot and cold appetizers plus, of course, a sweet potato and apple pureé for their son Jude. I forgot to ask them if they liked the Beatles, but I imagine so, they seemed like a pretty cool couple. Luckily for us Bliss and Patrick not only had a wonderful home but a highly functional and beautiful kitchen, making it extremely easy to prep and cook in. It is always a relief when you walk into someone else’s kitchen and you realize that they too are really into cooking, typically anyone with a passion for cooking is naturally going to have a much more practical kitchen than your average person.
After we finished up with the food I headed straight home to finish my prep for the second catering gig which, easily enough, was at my house and for only about 20 people, half of the previous party. That too was for a birthday but in this case the birthday gal, Allie, was old enough to throw her own party. Having some help from my good friend Mihir made all of the difference. The highlight had to be when we went up to the roof and I brought everyone homemade butter pecan ice cream sandwiches. Although the people that I cook for should know by now that the food never ends before dessert so you should always leave room in that belly of yours.
After clean up I jumped in bed to sleep for a few hours until my alarm went off at 4am telling me it was time for the peak of this adventure; the music video shoot. We grabbed our gear, and robot costume (what?), and headed straight for the bridge near our house to film part one of our first music video. Aside from the hooligans who were wasted and literally climbing up the sides of the bridge and lighting off fireworks, things turned out well. I expected nothing less of Williamsburg at 5am.