I’m exhausted. In previous lives/careers I’ve worked trade shows but working a food show is way harder. Not only do you have to be “on” and engage people but you have to slice meat at the same time. Fortunately I love what I do and watching people enjoy the fruits of my labour gives me a real charge. So it was with the Good Food Hall in honour of Gremolata’s web relaunch at Hart House’s Great Hall tonight. Starting at 6pm the whole thing was pretty much a total blur until we ran out of food at 8.30. Who knew I could cut 150 lbs of brisket that fast? Luckily I had new and awesome Adrian by my side putting together sandwiches and making the trip down and up to the UofT kitchens where our meat was gently warming.
Thanks to all who stopped by for your kind comments. I especially loved the moans and grunts you made after you made it to the front of what seemed like a neverending line and wrapped your lips around our smoked meat. Kudos and thanks to host Malcolm Jolley for a wonderful event. My only regret was that I missed CBC’s Evan Solomon who dropped into the deli while we were off galavanting. At least CBC friend Natalie Ruskin had the good taste to attend the event.