Yesterday I hopped in my car for what should have been a 2 hour and 45 minute drive (with a swing through Newark, NJ to pick up a friend) from Westchester County, NY to Jim Thorpe. But that didn’t happen.
It took three hours to drive 22 miles. I kid you not. Six and a half hours later we pulled up to FLOW Bar + Restaurant. We were greeted by this wonderful, kind, happy chef.
My friend Elaine and I had a lovely visit with Chef Zachary Pelliccio and The Stabin Morykin Buidling owners Joan Morykin and Victor Stabin (all are terribly excited about TONIGHT’S big event – the 10-course vegan tasting dinner)! Zach whipped us up a dinner made up of several plates of healthy (and one naughty) vegan eats to nourish our travel weary bodies. We started with fried pickles with vegan ailoi – because it had to be done!
Then, to redeems ourselves, we feasted on a gorgeous, fresh salad of mixed greens, fresh dill and cranberries along with lentils and quinoa with sweet peas and asparagus.
We have awakened to a bright, sunny day and are heading out for a trail run this morning. In twelve hours over 50 hungry folks will arrive for Vegan Cuisine: A Simple Art – can’t wait!