This morning's email from my daughter, Dakota (AKA Chef Dakota Weiss), forwarded the announcement from the Ritz-Carlton media department that Jer-ne, will be reviewed in the LA Times later this May.
OWY-CWAP! For an up and coming chef it's a huge event. For her mom, YIKES! Dakota's culinary skills rock and her stellar career proves it. The media loves her for feature stories and her "Tuna carpaccio with shaved fennel and watermelon" recipe was featured in a recent LA Times piece and just showed up on DailyPress.com. (Refresh with raw tuna Daily Press - Newport News,VA) You go girl! But a review is a whole different creature.
I love reading restaurant reviews. Sometimes the reviewers are hysterical. (Go ahead and take 'hysterical' anyway you choose.) But just one tweak of the spatula can make a reviewer call it a four star or a one star dining experience.
Meanwhile Dakota's sister, Ocean (our family attorney) is on a big case and I pray she nails it. But I guess this is what mother's do.
Photo: Chef Weiss teaching a cooking class in Tampa, FL.