Yesterday morning I noticed the sunlight has the beautiful look of fall. This particular season should be fun. It's my favorite time of year for cooking, our new sous has lots of good ideas and we're going to start working on the menu after we return from SF.
It's such a joy to have someone in the kitchen who wants to cook for a living, who is excited about cooking. Only our opening sous chef had any passion for cooking and that was drummed out of him by the CIA. The other kitchen people right now are good workers, and have on occasion shown some creative initiative, but being in the kitchen isn't what they really want to do.
So, the fires are burning and the mind is churning.